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Elephant Freedom Project

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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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1 week on the project

After spending 1 week on the project I could say this: I am so happy to know that there exists an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melanielauber
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Best experience in our whole Sri Lanka trip

Before our vacation started, we did a lot of research which elephant project we are going to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anne0777
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Visit us and experience a special elephant encounter which is suitable for young and old, families, couples and single travelers. This is your chance to get a memorable impression of a day in the life of a Sri Lankan captive elephant who is not being used for working nor riding. The small family run Elephant Freedom Project offers refuge, freedom from work and hardship to the elephant Nilame. At the project she is free from working in the riding industry and the wood logging. The Elephant Freedom Project aims to give Nilame a good and safe home, which is made possible thanks to your visit!
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rambukkana Karandapana Road, Kegalle 71000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After spending 1 week on the project I could say this: I am so happy to know that there exists an alternative to riding places. In this project you can have a real and respectfull contact with the elephant: you give him food, walk with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Before our vacation started, we did a lot of research which elephant project we are going to visit, because it was very important for us that elephants get treated in the right way without chains and riding opportunities. The elephant freedom project has just one...More

1  Thank Anne0777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic time spent with our children (5 and 10) washing and feeding the elephant and the most amazing food home cooked for us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to our trip to Sri Lanka, we did a great amount of research to decide whether to visit the Elephant Orphanage or the Freedom Project. We definitely made the right choice as the project is a truly amazing place to see elephants in their...More

1  Thank jackifm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are in Sri Lanka for a week and I wanted to see some elephants but I didn't want to go to a place that uses chains and pokers for my enjoyment. I found the Elephant Freedom Project through trip advisor and...More

1  Thank Bre_2979
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time. We stayed at the project one night, and the most wonderful Sri Lankan family welcome us , they prepared dinner for us which was delicious ( the best food we had in Sri Lanka) the next day we did...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend booked the elephant walk afternoon experience which was from 1pm-5pm. It was 11,000 LKR which is £50 for both of us. Well worth the money! The Elephant Freedom Project are special because they do not offer any elephant rides and they...More

1  Thank tomg89
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

When choosing an elephant project around Kandy, you have quite a few different options. The reason why we chose Elephant Freedom Project, was the fact that they didn't offer elephant riding. Instead, we walked, fed and washed the elephant. We haven't visited any other orphanage,...More

2  Thank KjzLrs
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

It was very interesting. We were so close with elephant. Our guide was very friendy, good informed and said us a lots of information about elephants. If you have change to visit this place, its the best choise :) And bonus was delicious lunch and...More

2  Thank Kla R
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were really contemplating on which "sanctuary" to see in Sri Lanka. I use "air quotes" as most other places that call themselves "sanctuaries", are not.... I did alot of research and found Pinnawalla had too much negative feedback and in my...More

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Sarit64
18 April 2018|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
Hi Sarit64, It takes 2 hours to reach us by car. If you allow 1 hour at the airport you could be at the project at 8:30 - 9 am. To book please fill in the booking form on our website? Thanks!
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Brendan G
5 January 2018|
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Response from Iona5678 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the project - we had one big room with 4 singles beds. The room is very simple but clean, ceiling fans and our own bathroom. Our kids loved us all sleeping together. There are 2 sitting areas and an outside... More
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Marlena T
31 October 2017|
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Response from Tim B | Property representative |
Hi Marlena, We can organize a car or you can go by public bus. Please send us a mail for more information?
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