- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Ride an Elephant
Look at the World from a different view point. Elephant rides are an outstanding experience for the young and the young at heart. On this adventure ride you’re going to feel the gait of an elephant’s walk while appreciating a lofty perspective.
Elephant riding poses a difficult ethical dilemma: while the domestication and training of elephants often involves brutal treatment, beatings, and separation from their mothers at an early age, tourists’ unforgettable experiences with elephants also help bolster conservation funding, with tourism also supporting population numbers.
Whilst many camps and parks treat their elephants badly, there are others which use positive rewards rather than punishment to train their elephants, giving them plenty of time for rest, and avoiding the use of bull hooks as much as possible.
We would encourage you to do your research and only visit reputable camps which treat their elephants with proper care and attention.