Your Visit / Volunteer Experience
We 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 Manika. She is nearly 40 years old and used to work in the wood logging industry before coming to the loving and caring environment we offer.
We expect a second elephant to come live with us any day now.
Your day starts by helping out in the enclosure before joining the elephant(s) on the daily morning walk as it is vitally important for elephants to get plenty of exercise. After the walk you can see the elephant(s) enjoy a wash and swim in the lovely cool river.
Next we take our tea break before or learning how to cook home-made Sri Lankan food.
After lunch we'll go on the second walk of the day.
Part of the daily routine is for the elephant(s) to be washed in the river in the afternoon.
Every week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can join us when we go to a local school for English conversation. This is a lot of fun.
Then it’s time to relax and enjoy the evening meal.
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 the 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.
*The above activities are subject to change