Enjoy and experience African elephants from a safe distance with this South African elephant conservation tour. 

For Elephants expedition

Elephants are one of the most majestic creatures in the world. Their unique features and size makes everyone want to see them up close and in nature. Over the years, there has been a growth in elephant tours. It has been discovered there has been some major issues involving elephant tourism. 

Why should you choose an ethical elephant tour?

More and more travelers are becoming aware that some elephants are held captive for tourism and are being mistreated. Elephants are being abused for profit. Many times these animals are brutally beaten and not feed enough. An adult elephant eats for 12-18 hours a day. In one day, they consume 200 to 600 pounds of food. 

Not all is bad news, there are Asian and South African elephant conservation tours that allow travelers to experience elephants from a safe distance. Choosing an ethical way to see elephants will not only help keep elephants safe, but also contribute to keep elephants alive in the world. 

A South African elephant conservation expedition 

At For Elephants, we have expeditions led by Dr. Kari A Morfeld that allow you to experience elephants in an expedition that is a combination of science and nature! You’ll get to visit three different South African Elephant conservation areas - Elephants Alive, n’Dzuti Safari Camp, Kruger National Park. 

You will get hands-on experience, helping collect data in the field and laboratory. We have an elephant research laboratory at Elephants Alive Headquarters in Mica Village. Our research is for the conservation of elephants in Africa and in zoos. We are using the data to help serve elephants and people in South Africa for long-term. 

From there you will be immersed in nature and get to see and hear the elephants from a safe distance. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that you cannot gain through going to a zoo. 

What a For elephant expedition includes: 

  • Nine days/ eight nights 

  • Three locations: 

    • Elephant Research laboratory at Elephants Alive

    • 3-Day Safari at n’Dzuti Safari Camp

    • Kruger National Park 

  • Flight information: 

    • Arrive and Depart Johannesburg; 2 internal flights included

  • Lead by: 

    • Dr. Kari A Morfeld, Elephant Research Endocrinologist and Team 

Rates and dates: 

  • Johannesburg, South Africa

    • Accomodation 

    • Three daily meals

    • Transportation

    • All park entrance fees

    • Research activities and training 

  • Excluded: 

    • All travel and flight costs to Johannesburg, South Africa 

If you would like to take an expedition to a South African elephant conservation area, contact For Elephants to join our next expedition! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity that any student, family or professional can take.


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