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Visit or Volunteer at the Elephant Freedom Project.

Ready to get up close and personal to one of the most magnificant creatures that roams the land?

The Elephant Freedom Project is a safe haven for domestic elephants where you can visit and volunteer to help. With us, the elephants are free from work, saved from tourist riding and from wood logging places. We strive to create an environment without the usual abuse and hardship that goes on so often.  At our place the elephants have a happy life in a safe environment where they get plenty of exercise during their morning walk, go for a wash and swim in the river and happily play in our purpose build enclosure of 26909 sqf (2500 sqm).


Your Visit / Volunteer Experience

Elephants taking a mud bath at the Elephant Freedom volunteer projectWe offer an intimate elephant encounter which is suitable for young and old, active and relax. Almost all we do is centred around our adorable elephant Raja. he is nearly 50 years old and used to work in the wood logging industry before coming to the loving and caring environment we offer.


Walking with elephants at the elephant volunteer project in Sri LankaYour day starts by joining the elephants on their daily morning walk as it is vitally important for them to get plenty of exercise (if staying overnight your day starts with cleaning the elephant beds first). After the walk see the elephants enjoy a wash and swim in the lovely cool river. Next we take our tea break before helping out in the eco-garden or learning how to cook home-made Sri Lankan food.

Washing elephants as volunteer or visitor in the river at the elephant freedom project sri lankaAfter lunchtime we follow with various enrichment games for the elephants to stimulate their minds. Every week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, time is spent for educational activities with the local children or helping at the disabled home.

Part of the daily routine is for the elephants to be washed in the river in the afternoon before walking back to the enclosure where they are observed playing until sunset. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy the evening meal.

Accommodation.jpg Visitors staying the night are made to feel very welcome by our wonderful host family whose home is next to the elephant enclosure.

We have 3 rooms for our visitors with en-suite Western bathroom. At the end of a heart-warming and most enjoyable day with the elephants, there is nothing better than a cool, refreshing shower before dinner.

All activities are done at your leisure and if you'd rather sit back, relax and simply enjoy watching Sujee and Wasthu being elephants, that is no problem either.

We offer aditional activities and excursions such as yoga classes, river tubing and trips to interesting must see places both world famous and off the beaten track. Ask us for more information.

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*The above activities are subject to change


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Directions to the project

Tel for last minute booking enquiries only
English language only: +94 77 212 1305