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Visit us and experience a special elephant encounter which is suitable for young and old, families, couples and single travelers. This is your chance to get a memorable impression of a day in the life of a Sri Lankan captive elephant who is not...more
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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Felt so welcome and safe I couldn’t fault!
This is buddika & kumari the best elephant and guide/ teacher ever!!
Best experience I’d go back for sure!
Always trying to support more ethical places. And “walking with elephants” and supporting a family who started a...More
Me and my girlfriend visited the Elephant Freedom Project in October 18. The owners arranged transfer from Kandy at an extra price of 5500 return which was fair. When we arrived we were educated on the welfare of elephants and how they can be mistreated...More
We were taken wrongly to the elephant orphanage but it was also good to looking at elephant groups walked down to river and played.
But I could ensure you that the freedom project is something even more special, a lot of knowledge about elephants was...More
On arrival we were met by the kindest, sweetest family who insisted on making us breakfast because we hadn't eaten yet.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the welfare of the Elephant and changing the way elephants are used in tourism.
I keep trying to think of the best way to start this review, but no words can quite summarise how entirely wonderful the Elephant Freedom Project is.
My mother and I did the full day programme and stayed the night, meaning we got to cook...More
This is truly one of those long life memories you will treasure forever...
There is no denying that the freedom project is unique in what it does and what it offers us fellow travellers. A well worth visit and a humble family
I had written off having an experience up close with an elephant as all the so called ‘sanctuaries’ promote the riding of the elephants and the use of chains and bull hooks (a practice I just could not give money to in good conscience) -...More
We did the full day tour and had the best time!! Although the group was big, our coordinator made sure each couple got their pictures alone with the elephant. Such a great cause, read all about it on their website! Wish more people were educated...More
Elephant freedom project was fantastic! We had a fabulous morning caring for Raja, feeding , walking and bathing him. The man who conducted the morning was very knowledgable and charismatic and really added to our experience! We would recommend this trip to anyone and we...More
Response from KatieW2454 | Reviewed this property |
I did just the morning after staying there the night before, but it was off season and I was the only person staying there, apart from the family. It was a nice experience, but if you’re looking for accommodation more like... More
I did just the morning after staying there the night before, but it was off season and I was the only person staying there, apart from the family. It was a nice experience, but if you’re looking for accommodation more like a hotel, I know other people stayed closer to the coast (like in Galle), and took a car there that morning, which is a long drive, but not impossible. I felt like a morning of bathing, feeding, and walking the elephant was plenty, but you can also do some cultural things around the area if you’re there longer and they’ll also take you to the dung factory place that makes paper and other things out of elephant dung.