Safaris In South Africa
Africa Elephant Back Safaris - following in the footsteps of the Ancients:
Elephants, the largest land animals in the world, inspire a feeling of
awe and respect in most people. Weighing up to 6 tons (11 000lb) and reaching
speeds of up to 40km/hr, this monster of the animal kingdom has an impressive
the majority of people will never have the opportunity to come close or
even touch these animals, many South African game reserves (SEE: www.sa-venues.com)
offer the once in a lifetime chance to do an Elephant Back Safari. Imagine
yourself, perched 6ft in the air on the back of a 6 ton elephant, slowly
making your way through open velds or dense forests. Itís a safari like
no other. As such, Elephant Back Safariís in South Africa are growing in
viewing on elephant back provides you with the unique opportunity of getting
really close to wildlife (SEE: www.sa-venues.com/wildlife) that you could
normally only view from far off. The smell of the elephants overpowers
that of people so that other animals like rhino, giraffe and buck etc will
not be scared off by the scent of people nearby. As such youíre able to
get close up to extraordinary wildlife. An elephant back safari at most
game reserves is usually a well catered for event including meals and of
course, the elephant ride. The elephants are prepared with a comfortable
saddle and youíll be seated behind an experienced elephant handler. An
elephant back safari will usually last around an hour and 30 minutes. Granted,
your initial few minutes on the back of this monstrous animal will be endured
with more than a little apprehension, but rest assured that as the safari
begins and you become accustomed to the rhythmic and calm movements of
the elephant, the experience that follows will be incredible.
game reserves in South Africa also provide the unique and enjoyable opportunity
to walk along with the elephants as you move through the velds and forests.
Being surrounded by these enormous animals and moving along with them during
the safari is a sobering experience and one that is not easily forgotten.
The elephant sanctuary near the Magaliesberg Mountains offers the opportunity
of spending an entire day out with these animals and taking part in activities
like elephant walks, elephant back safari rides, feeding and brushing the
elephants and much more.
African elephant back safari is a truly wonderful experience. Being immersed
so deeply in nature and interacting with such powerful creatures is deeply
rewarding and satisfying and is an opportunity that should not be missed.
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