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Walking with Elephants, Sanctuary Retreats

Walking with Wildlife

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21 April 2016 by Alison Nicolle

Stay with Sanctuary Retreats to get close to wildlife

The Sanctuary Retreats' portfolio of luxury safari lodges and expedition ships bring the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. There are Sanctuary lodges and camps in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. Located in stunning locations around the world, each property is completely individual in its design and gives you unprecedented access to wildlife in its natural habitat. 

Best for...
For the chance to walk with elephants in the Okavango
Stay at Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Botswana

For game drives, walking safaris and to see Victoria Falls
Stay at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Zambia

For the chance to track mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Stay at Sanctuary Gorilla Camp, Uganda

Walking with elephants

Fancy an elephant as your tour guide? Now you can with our unique elephant interaction in partnership with Sanctuary Retreats and the Living with Elephants Foundation in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Stay at Sanctuary Baines' Camp and you can meet with Jabu, Thembi and Morula, a trio of semi-habituated orphaned elephants. Observe and interact with them while leisurely walking in their big, silent footsteps through the wilderness. For a truly uplifting experience that leaves a lasting impression on all who share their time with the elephants, this rewarding activity in Botswana is a must.

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Tracking gorillas

Enjoy an incredible chance encounter with a troop of wild Mountain Gorillas in Uganda by visiting the private Gorilla Forest Camp near the Bwindi National Park in the southwest of Uganda. This is a beautiful preserved section of mountain rainforest nestled into an agricultural area of Uganda, but fiercely protected by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Bwindi is home to roughly half of the world's population of endangered Mountain Gorillas - roughly 350 individuals.  

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