As of 01 January, 2018 Wild Horizons has ceased to offer elephant-back safaris and will instead offer an elephant conservation experience. This activity will take place at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is their intention to continue to work closely with the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and numerous other conservation bodies to provide refuge to elephants in distress and further the rehabilitation and release work they have been doing to date. Their mission has always been to create a facility which would enable them to rehabilitate and ultimately release all elephants in their care, back into a wild free-ranging state.
The goal now is to provide an “Elephant Encounter” that focuses on a conservation experience, offering visitors the opportunity to spend time walking through the bush with the elephants, observing them up close in the wild and getting to know their individual characters whilst learning more about the importance of elephant conservation from the guides who have journeyed with them through their lives and gained a unique insight along the way.
At Wild Horizons they are very proud of the worldwide recognition they have received for their efforts with orphaned elephants and elephant conservation. The orphans in their care form the heart of the “Elephant Encounter” where guests will meet, walk and become part of the elephant herd.