The Addo Elephant Back Safari Lodge is nestled in the Zuurberg Mountains, just a short distance from Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. This malaria-free conservancy guarantees the elephant experience of a lifetime, providing the ultimate getaway for families, couples and groups of nature lovers.
Bordering the Greater Addo Elephant Park, the Addo Elephant Back Safari Lodge is a rustic tented camp that is perfectly designed to blend discreetly into its surrounds, while remaining spacious and sophisticated. The camp is surrounded by magnificent Yellowwood forest and breath taking views out to the rolling hills beyond.
Each environmentally friendly, tented suite has an en-suite bathroom as well as elevated viewing deck and its own private spa bath. Enticingly decorated in the manner of Hemingway’s Africa of the past, this oasis provides a relaxing and peaceful base from which to explore this intriguingly beautiful part of Southern Africa.
All sumptuous meals can be enjoyed in the open-sided restaurant, which overlooks the elephant’s watering hole.
The elephant back safari, after which the camp is named, leads you through diverse terrain on the back of one of the camp’s gentle giants. The fascinating walk and talk safari takes you on a leisurely pace, which is set by the elephants themselves, through untouched valley bushveld, ravine and forest.
From your lofty seat you’re likely to see giraffe, wildebeest and zebra grazing as you amble through the bush. After a slow and gentle walk the elephants are ready for a snack and you are invited to help with the feeding. You can also take a walk with the elephants through their natural habitat, knowledgeable handlers will accompany you and will provide you with a wealth of fascinating information about these splendid creatures, as well as other species of wildlife that can be found in the area.
If you are looking for a safari experience with a difference, why not take an elephant back safari? Not only are you surrounded by some of the planet’s most breathtaking nature, but you are able to interact with the environment at a unique level and learn about Africa’s most gentle giants.