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Elephant Freedom Project

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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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If you have never been around Elephants, this one is just for you!

Kandy is invariably the first place tourists go to on arriving at Colombo. Most tour agents will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarit64
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Mumbai, India
Elephant paradise

I have had the most wonderful 2 days here at Elephant Freedom Project. I did a half day and a full... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SharnaSunshine
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Kegalle, Sri Lanka
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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
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kandy is invariably the first place tourists go to on arriving at Colombo. Most tour agents will give you the Pinnawala Elephant Project in the itinerary. And we too fell for it until we heard about the Elephant Freedom Project through Trip Advisor. We decided...More

Thank Sarit64
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had the most wonderful 2 days here at Elephant Freedom Project. I did a half day and a full day back to back. I recommend staying here too. I was lucky enough to have 3 hours one on one with the elephant Nilame...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience! The family were very welcoming and the guides Kasun and his friend (apologies for not remembering your name) were friendly and knowledgeable. Learnt a lot about elephants and their behaviors. The mahout was friendly and you could see his care for the elephant....More

Thank Ezra J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the afternoon activities in May and it was a unique and unforgettable experience! We were 4 people in total and had an intensive experience with the Elephant. You get in very close contact, you wash him, feed him, take a walk, and of...More

Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a lovely experience with Nilame. Would throughly recommend. Loved bathing and feeding the elephant. So nice to see the elephant happy and free without any chains.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a unique experience to spend time with Nilame. The guides were very knowledgeable, spoke English well and were friendly. I felt that I learned a lot from the experience about elephants and Sri Lankan history. Lunch was great and the tour of the paper...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's just heartbreaking that so many people still ride elephants in Asia, given the conditions they live under. Elephant Freedom Project is a respectful, much more ethical alternative, with one elephant on grounds who worked for 30 years or so giving rides to tourists. Now...More

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending 1 week on the project I could say this: I am so happy to know that there exists an alternative to riding places. In this project you can have a real and respectfull contact with the elephant: you give him food, walk with...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Before our vacation started, we did a lot of research which elephant project we are going to visit, because it was very important for us that elephants get treated in the right way without chains and riding opportunities. The elephant freedom project has just one...More

4  Thank Anne0777
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic time spent with our children (5 and 10) washing and feeding the elephant and the most amazing food home cooked for us!

Thank Claudette F
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Sarit64
21 April 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
Hi Sarit64, email sent :)
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Sarit64
19 April 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
Hi Sarit64, It takes 2 hours to reach us by car. If you allow 1 hour at the airport you could be at the project at 8:30 - 9 am. To book please fill in the booking form on our website? Thanks!
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Brendan G
5 January 2018|
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Response from Iona5678 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the project - we had one big room with 4 singles beds. The room is very simple but clean, ceiling fans and our own bathroom. Our kids loved us all sleeping together. There are 2 sitting areas and an outside... More
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