Elephant Safaris can come under the guise of many different types of safari!
Does one mean a safari whereby one has a lot of interaction with elephants – such as in Kenya where one can go out with a researcher for a day and learn everything about an elephant and perhaps even be involved in a tagging process. Or in Botswana where one can either ride on an elephant’s back for three days or even walk alongside it, with its trunk in your hand, in the Okavango Delta?
Perhaps it just means those areas where one is most likely to see the greatest concentration of elephant – which means – Amboseli and Samburu National Parks in Kenya – although Meru and the Masai Mara have a good population of elephant too! The Caprivi Strip in Namibia where I used to live, where herds of up to 500 elephants would congregate at the water’s edge on a nightly basis. Chobe National Park in Botswana has its numbers swelling to 60 000 elephants in the park at certain times of year although it has good populations elsewhere such as south Chobe and Moremi.
Hwange, in Zimbabwe is renowned for its Presidential Herd of elephant which is really impressive. Tarangire National Park in Tanzania is also home to one of the strongest elephant herds – again 500 strong can be seen at certain times of year.In Mana Pools one can get really close to them in a canoe – being silent they dont see you as a threat, more part of the river!
Addo National Park in South Africa also has a tremendous elephant population and one can spend time observing them at a waterhole.
I confess they are my favourite mammal, so I follow them closely in all the parks they appear! We would love to assist you on your next elephant safari!