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Elephant interaction

The elephant interaction offered by Kapama, is a unique opportunity for guests to get extremely close to the world’s largest land animals.  As an additional add-on to the luxury safari experience guests can expect at Kapama, this activity offers visitors the chance to learn about African elephants, both wild and habituated, as they interact and feed these gentle giants.

Guests are driven to the designated location where they are met by one of the Elephant Managers.  The elephant experience starts with a brief history of Jabulani and the rest of the herd that came to be part of this unique elephant experience.  This is a fascinating story, made even more riveting as the Elephant Manager has shared the journey of each elephant since the start of this endeavour. Guests will learn about the bonds formed between the elephants and their grooms, and what it takes to care for this special herd.

Guests are then introduced to Jabulani and get the opportunity to feed and interact with him while learning some interesting facts about the anatomy of an elephant.  Any questions are welcomed and there is plenty of time to take those once-in-a-lifetime photographs with Jabulani.

Mambo, one of the babies born to this special herd, is then introduced.  This young bull elephant is full of character.  He usually comes running out of the bush when called and loves being featured in any photographs being taken.

While guests interact with Jabulani and Mambo, the rest of the herd can be found browsing in the bush nearby. The herd consists of 14 elephants, ranging in age from 6 to 33 years.

The elephant interaction lasts between 30 minutes to one hour and will surely be one of the most memorable hours of your life. For some guests the visit has been life-changing, but one thing is certain - it is truly an unforgettable encounter.

*Rates valid until 30 November 2017 (except where included in the tariff)

Kapama activities

Interacting with elephants