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Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris

#2 of 44 Tours in Victoria Falls Features Animals
1 Sopers Arcade | Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 44471
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Very cool to interact with elephants

As with most animal experiences here, they run a great conservation program. I was lucky to ride a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin Y
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This activity is a two in one. You ride the elephant and also get to experience watching game which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John C
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Elephants are intelligent and gentle beasts synonymous with the plains of Africa. Shearwater’s Elephant Back Safaris offer a chance to interact with and ride these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Each elephant forms a close bond with their Induna (elephant handler) who accompany every ride. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of some of the best natural and wildlife reserves in Zimbabwe - from atop your Elephant.
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1 Sopers Arcade | Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 13 44471

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with most animal experiences here, they run a great conservation program. I was lucky to ride a mother with her baby tagging along with us. It was great to experience elephants eating their way through the park and also the mother shepherding her little...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Its a lovely experience, many thanks Kent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This activity is a two in one. You ride the elephant and also get to experience watching game which you ordinarily do with a game drive. Very experienced drivers on tour will calm you on the ride. Enjoyed feeding the largest mammals with horse pellets.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very pleased to hear, many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was the only person there other than the employees. I had a long ride with Houdini, and my bum was a little sore the next day. After the ride was over, I got to pose with and feed the elephants. They also had a...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi please be in touch if your pics are not accessible yet, many thanks Kent.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed an elephant safari with friends on a recent trip to Africa. It was definitely an experience of a lifetime. Our guide, Peter was so friendly and informative. The safari was in the afternoon and we rode the elephant for about...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to have your feedback, many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful experience. would do it again. We had so much fun. Breakfast was an added bonus. We were picked up on time, and delivered back to our hotel without incident. Elephants were so great and seemed friendly.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is so wonderful as you say, many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a 45 minute ride on Tusker and really enjoyed it. What a majestic animal! I really appreciated the guides as well. They were very well informed and took the time to educate passengers about the elephants. I would definitely do it again!

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tusker is the top dog (so to speak) - many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The activity is spectacular. The staff were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly. Taking part in this activity also supports the worthwhile cause of maintaining the facilities for the animals.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Beautiful creatures lovingly looked after, many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really fun afternoon out with these wonderful animals. I loved everything including the information we learned about elephants and the preserve, the ride through the bush, and the chance to feed and interact with them. Safety briefing and instructions are clear and...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is an amazing experience and glad you agree, many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a must do!. Guides and Staff were excellent, sharing their knowledge of the elephants and bush. They went out f their way putting some nervous visitors at ease. Far less commercial than similar rides in Thailand, which was a great plus, with profits...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Praise doesn't come much better, many thanks, Kent.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

One of the special highlights of our time in Victoria Falls! We were picked up at our hotel by our guide, Tendai, who was charming, informative and overall fantastic! During our 45 minute drive from town out to the Stanley & Livingstone Game Reserve, Tendai...More

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Amazing, many thanks, Kent

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Favoritevacation
Was your tour paid for in advance or once in Zimbabwe? Advance booking requires payment in full- expensive for 5 people!
7 April 2017|
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Response from Louise G | Reviewed this property |
We booked several tours with Shearwater and paid by credit card in Zimbabwe when we did the first one. It was expensive but memorable. Have fun.
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Noah L
Hi, are meals and game drives included in the cost? Thanks, Noah
8 August 2015|
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Response from 5sherry2 | Reviewed this property |
A full English breakfast was included & served after the ride. You actually go out into the brush on the elephant so it's like a mini game drive. We saw some beautiful sable antelope plus regular antelope, wart hogs, zebra... More
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melmelCalifornia
How much is the elephant ride?
10 May 2015|
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Response from Ilana S | Reviewed this property |
don't remember - it was a three hour adventure and well worth it
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