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Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris

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Address: 1 Sopers Arcade | Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Elephants are intelligent and gentle beasts synonymous with the plains of...

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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Great for the kids

My kids (5 and 9) loved the activity. The guide was very friendly and kept us entertained. A must for families with young children!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Outapi, Namibia
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Outapi, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids (5 and 9) loved the activity. The guide was very friendly and kept us entertained. A must for families with young children!!

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

it is fabulous activity, delighted you enjoyed it so, many thanks, Kent. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was so much fun and the guides where so insightful about the elephant and the other wildlife. The food in the park was simply but full of flavor. The ride could have been a bit longer and we could have ventured deeper into the bush. It was so cool that the elephants where allowed to have a little freedom so... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

It is a great day for all the family, many thanks Kent. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely an experience to marvel at for ever after because the team educate you about the history of these elephants, their care and livelihoods. After that, you ride them and fall in love.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

How delightful, thanks so much for the review, Kent More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We researched and visited the companies in Victoria Falls before deciding on the Shearwaters elephant ride, in part due to Trip Advisor reviews. Some are clearly unethical and offer little for the price. The experience was excellent, a highlight of our whole trip to Africa. The elephants appeared very well looked after and we were happy to pay more than... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

So reassuring to hear, many thanks, Kent. More 

East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We rode an African elephant with a guide through savanna areas. The elephants are well trained, cared for and live on a very large Elephant reserve. There are also many other wild elephants roaming the reserve along with other animals. Dinner was served after the ride. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We were able to feed... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

Appreciate the most gracious comments, Kent. More 

Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

They are amazing animals to watch and ride. Enjoyed feeding them as well. I think it's very worthwhile to do this while visiting Victoria Falls.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

Delightful review, many thanks, Kent. More 

New City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The issue here is not the Elephant Back Safari, which really isn't a safari but rather a 45 minute elephant ride, but Shearwater's inability to coordinate transport and timing. We bought the helicopter elephant package. Shearwater picked us up, on time, at our hotel in Livingstone, helped us with visa purchase and border crossing, passed us to a Victoria Falls,... More 

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of a few transport travails, most regrettable. Kent. More 

Rancho cucamonga, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice visit. The only draw back was the elephant I rode. The elephant I rode was half the size of the other elephants on the tour. When I mentioned this they laughed. I would encourage you to request a full size elephant so you would enjoy the pictures. Other than that a wonderful tour.

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

Appreciate the feedback, many thanks, Kent, More 

Pomona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say? I LOVED IT!!! Worth every penny! You get to see various forms of wild life like impalas, zebras, and giraffe! The people are very nice and knowledgeable. They treat the elephants well. You get a light snack when you get there and a filling breakfast afterwards! I would recommend this 100%

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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at Shearwater Victoria Falls - Elephant Back Safaris, responded to this review

What a great review, many thanks, Kent. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

There is no denying that Elephants are absolutely amazing creatures. I was so humbled by the way the trainers respect the animals. I was afforded the opportunity to have a ride on Tatu for the Safari. She is gorgeous! The ride was comfortable, informative and beautiful. Being able to feed her afterwards was an experience i will never forget. i... More 

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Its a majestic though humbling experience, many thanks, Kent. More 

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