A very large plant-eating mammal with a prehensile trunk, long curved ivory tusks, and large ears, native to Africa and southern Asia. It is the largest living land animal – and one of the most magnificent animals in the world!

Which Project is the best one for you?

BEST FOR: Hands-on, Up close and personal, Surrounded by elephants

Washing an elephant on the Care
                    for Rescued Elephants in an Elephant Sanctuary Project in Surin, Thailand

ANIMAL WELFARE: Care for Rescued Elephants in North-East Thailand
Work hands-on with elephants, giving them lots of care, and also be helping to improve the living conditions of captive elephants in Thailand. You'll work very hands-on with between 8-10 elephants, but you'll be surrounded by up to 200 elephants!

The project is based approx 7 hours drive North-East of Bangkok. This project includes a one night stay in a hotel in Bangkok on arrival, plus transfers to and from the project.

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BEST FOR: Variety, working with elephants in the wild, Elephants in their natural habitat

Game Reserve Conservation Expedition in South Africa

CONSERVATION: Zululand Wildlife and Game Reserve Conservation Expedition
Work on four very different Game Reserves, each with their own unique beauty and attraction. You'll gain a wealth of conservation knowledge and experience working under qualified conservation experts and on location out in the bush. You'll experience Africa in a way that no mere tourist can!

  • You'll work across different Game Reserves, each unique.
  • You'll work with a professional team (supported by WWF) and with priority species like Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo, and endangered species like the Cheetah, African Wild Dog and Black Rhino.

This project is extremely popular and gets booked up very quickly, so we strongly advise that you book early!

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BEST FOR: High-level conservation, reducing human-elephant conflict, semi-wild and natural environment

Conservation Volunteering with Elephants and Wildlife in Sri Lanka

CONSERVATION: Elephant and Wildlife Conservation in Wasgamuwa National Park
Help conserve the Elephants and other wildlife of Sri Lanka in Wasgamuwa National Park. The main aim of this project is to "save elephants, other biodiversity and their habitats by helping people". Go back to basics in a stunningly beautiful part of the world. Help local people and the local wildlife.
This project is diverse: one moment you could be observing elephants overnight in a tree-house, and the next you could be helping to reduce human-elephant conflict within the national park.

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BEST FOR: Close-up and hands-on, personal contact with individual elephants, immersive exposure to Thai culture

Care for Rescued
                    Elephants in Thailand

ANIMAL WELFARE: Care for Rescued Elephants in an Elephant Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with rescued elephants in the stunning location of Kanchanaburi. The elephants have either been rescued or were ill and have been relocated to the Sanctuary where they are cared for and given a better quality of life. You’ll work hands-on with them, including swimming and taking mud baths with them, mucking out their enclosures and, most satisfying of all, ensuring they live in a happy, comfortable environment!

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BEST FOR: Close-up and hands-on one-to-one care for a single elephant in need, immersive exposure to Sri Lanka culture

Care for an Elephant needing rest and recuperation in Sri Lanka

ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE: Care for an Elephant needing Rest and Recuperation in Kandy
This very unique Elephant Experience enables you to spend time giving your care, love and attention to a working elephant who is being given a "holiday" or time to recover from an illness! Sometimes the elephants have been removed from their owners because they're ill and needs medical care, or perhaps has not been well treated and again needs care.

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