TRAVELLERS WORLDWIDE IS A LEADING INTERNATIONAL PROVIDER OF
|AN ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE AT SRI LANKA'S FAMOUS PINAWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE||
There are over 80 retired, abused or orphaned elephants at this renowned Orphanage. The Orphanage is a sanctuary for rescued, injured or abused elephants. Visitors from all over the world come to see these magnificent animals. There are also some small babies who have been born into the herd. The daily highlight is the walk from the Orphanage down to the river to bathe the elephants. It's amazing to watch an entire herd splashing around and rolling in the river, just a few feet in front of you!
"This project is fabulous and if you love elephants, like me - book. Seriously, BOOK NOW!" Jo Packer
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into
South East Asia and the Sri Lankan culture
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into South East Asia and the Sri Lankan culture
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
"I wanted to end this year by thanking you, and all at Travellers, for making this year so special. As you know, my passion for elephants runs very deep and has done for as long as I can remember, and you were able to help me make my lifelong dream come true, and for that I am so eternally grateful." Travellers Volunteer, Jo 'The Elephant Lady' Harris
"I have walked with the elephants, fed babies, cleaned up after them, had an afternoon with the vet to talk about elephants. I have been to heaven and back. I have watched them play and scratch, watched a baby get to grips with her trunk, it was hard work but when she finally picked up the twig she gave the biggest squeal of delight and went to show her mum. I am the luckiest lady in the world to have been given the opportunity of living a life’s dream. It was more than I could have imagined and has changed my life completely. I will be going back to Sri Lanka next year, I have left my heart over there and need to go back to pick it up.” Lesley Rogers
In Country Support Comments: "Niranjala, Chaminda and Chandana were excellent throughout my two weeks; extremely helpful, provided excellent food, organised wonderful weekends away for everyone and always chatty and smiley." Jo Packer
Case Study by Volunteer Lesley Rogers on her experience at Pinnawala
|ACCOMMODATION, TRAVEL and SUPPORT & BACKUP:|
You will live in a lovely
house in the nearby town of Kegalle. The house is
typical of the Sri Lankan style and is very 'homely' with five bedrooms, two
bathrooms a regal entrance hallway and a brilliant large dining room and living
area to socialise in. You will have all necessary facilities such as a washing
machine and a TV and DVD player
(Sri Lanka is a great place to buy DVD’s, costing about
a pound to buy in the cities of Colombo and Kandy).
There is cold water only in the house, but with the year round heat in Sri Lanka
this has only ever been looked upon as a blessing by our volunteers!
Food and Transport
You can also combine a one-month placement in the Elephant Orphanage with two months in a teaching placement in Ja-Ela - this way you get the best of both worlds!
Climate: In the lowlands the climate is typically tropical with an average temperature of 27OC in Colombo. In the higher elevations it can be quite cool with temperatures going down to 16OC at an altitude of nearly 2,000 metres. Bright, sunny warm days are the rule and are common even during the height of the monsoon - climatically Sri Lanka has no off-season.If you’d like us to arrange a placement for you on this programme, please fill in the application form as soon as possible because it is a very popular choice and fills up extremely quickly!
"Pinnawala is great.
Yesterday I spent
ages in the
helping throw water at the elephants (though I also got
quite a lot thrown
me!) and today I got to
play with the babies!"
Support & Backup:
Sri Lanka is hot and humid so endurance and stamina will be a requirement for this facility!!
To read more about the excellent Support
& Backup we provide before you leave and during
please click here.
Got any questions? Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waiting to take the elephants back after their trip to the river to bathe
Warsina - cute, even with her head in a bucket!
The wonderful house boys who will cook your delicious meals!
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