Elephants don’t wait for people!
Once we had been briefed on safety first with the Elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview, we began our amazing interaction with the Elephants (which lasted about 1.5 hours of majestic fun) before embarking on our very first Elephant back safari ride!
It was time we all got a chance to lead the Ellies by their trunks, basically entailing each person holding the tip of their trunk and leading them slowly around the grounds. FYI – the inside of an Elephants trunk is pink, and slimy, and is the opening of their 2 nostrils which act like 2 mouths! This Elephant interaction is quite a messy affair but so absolutely worth every minute and every penny! Once we had all had a turn leading the Ellies one by one, it was time to climb onto the ‘jungle gym’ which acted as the docking bay for the Elephants, before they took us on our ride around the forest! Albeit as slow as Elephants are, and as quiet as their giant foots steps around the trees, we were warned if we do not hurry to climb up the jungle gym, and onto an Elephant… we’d miss our ride as Elephants don’t wait for people!