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Elephant Foundation


Situated in Kegalle, 36 km from Kandy, Elephant Foundation is a charity that rescues and subsequently cares for captive Asian elephants in Sri Lanka. Get up close and personal with some of Sri Lanka’s most majestic and iconic creatures and discover the complex issues which affect their conservation in the island country. The Foundation is located on a stunning 15-acre coconut estate Surrounded by lush vegetation, flowers, palm trees & rice paddies, a truly stunning setting & home for our 10 resident rescued elephants and 8 rescued dogs.

Why you will love it

  • It is the most interactive enjoyable way to see domestic elephants in Sri Lanka.
  • Hear from an expert on the challenges being faced by these majestic creatures in Sri Lanka. 
  • Learn how the foundation cares for elephants and the truths behind their captivity.
  • Opportunity to volunteer at the Foundation.

What you will experience

Experience exclusive Elephant Walk, a personal safari that allows you to walk with the majestic creatures around the 15-acre coconut estate as they forage and wander and graze as they would in the wild, at the Elephant Foundation located a few kilometres away from Kandy. Join the elephant experts who volunteer here and learn all about the foundation and the elephants that they care for. Elephant Foundation has been working continually to improve the care, protection, and treatment of captive elephants in Sri Lanka by providing a place of sanctuary and medical services and facilities. This tour will make you realize the complex history between Sri Lanka and its elephants. Here you can help prepare and administer fruit, vitamins, and medicines under the watchful eye of its mahout. You can opt for traditional lunch and visit the paper factory, which uses elephant dung to make paper, to understand better the work being done at the foundation.

On Request | 2 hours | Family Tours

Kandy,Sri Lanka | +91 956 093 0445

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