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Millennium Elephant Foundation

#2 of 5 things to do in Kegalle Features Animals
| Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle, Sri Lanka
+94 76 900 8388
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first elephant experience!

my first elephant experience! ride scrub wash and the most exciting part for me is the elephant... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sandra m
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Better than Pinnawala

My family with two grown up kids spent almost one hour there. The entry charges was Rs. 1000/- per... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sureshsusanthi
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Ernakulam, India
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A family Run NGO working to improve the lives of domesticated elephants throughout Sri Lanka. Charity number 457. Home of the exclusive Elephant Walk Experience, A personal safari that allows you to follow the elephant around the 15 acre coconut estate as they foragae and wander and graze as they would in the wild. The alternative to elephant riding option and the most ethical, u close and personal experience you can have with captive elephants in Sri Lanka Offering a volunteer program where guests can have the hands on experience of caring for these gentle giants, and the opportunity to learn all about the situation for elephants in Sri Lanka and the hard work of Millennium Elephant Foundation Located half way between Colombo to Kandy this is the ideal stop for a unique elephant experience. We also offer accommodation, refreshments and meals for our visitors to enjoy in our traditional colonial house, surrounded by luscious grounds and greenery for you to enjoy
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  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible23%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle, Sri Lanka
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+94 76 900 8388
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

my first elephant experience! ride scrub wash and the most exciting part for me is the elephant shower experience! it was fun! i enjoyed it! entrace depends on the package. we took the second package which cost us around 2000 somethng rupees. this includes elephnat...More

Thank sandra m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family with two grown up kids spent almost one hour there. The entry charges was Rs. 1000/- per head which included a short elephant ride of 5 mnts and bathing the elephant. U can also feed the elephant with additional 200/-. Mahouts will always...More

Thank sureshsusanthi
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review The price you have quoted 1000 rs is for entrance only and its in fact 2000 rs for elephnat ride just to clarify for future visitors. The elephants are not forced to lie down, yes...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

There are 2 major Elephant experience places. One has around 50 elephants who you see from a distance and then there is MEF which is comparatively small and has 9 elephants I think, but you get to be up close with them and get to...More

Thank Sourabh K
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sourabh Thanks so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your experience.Your kind words are very much appreciated. However, We are gutted that you chose to ride instead of walk, and as per your email we do not promote riding or advertise...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday and it was the best 3 hours I have spent in Sri Lanka so far. We did the elephant walk experience and had a guide Jas who took us round and let us take part in four activities - walking,...More

Thank Amelianew101
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so please you chose the alk option and that you fully appreciated the freedom the animal gets and the beauty of it all as they graze in their natural environment. Thank you so much for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the elephant walk (book online beforehand 6000 per person) and it included lunch in the colonial house (local cuisine) short museum tour, 30 min elephant walk, feeding and bathing. It also said you get to see the dung paper factory but we didn't...More

Thank 429alin
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thank you sooooooo much for your lovely review and for taking so much in and listening and learning during your visist. We are so please you understand the concept of what goes on here and what we do for captive elephants. I will pass your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best experience here! Our guide is really helpful and he walked us through with complete information. We didn't opt to ride the elephants because I am totally against that and I'm glad they acknowledged that this is something all tourist should really...More

Thank Happymummy84
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks you so much for your lovely review and thank you for choosing to walk with the elephants and not ride them. Just to clarify we are trying to stop the riding but can not do so until our walk numbers increase and and steady...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must do - walk with the elephant, shower and feed the elephant. Buy a souvenir from the gift shop as all the $ will go to the foundationMore

Thank SyJay2015
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thank you so much for taking the time to write your your review We are so happy you chose the elephnat walk experience and enjoyed this experience we can not thank you enough for your support in helping us become a non riding venue Hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was truly inspiring to witness the passionate way the whole team of MEF creates awareness for the well-being of all elephants. Instead of an elephant ride, MEF has introduced a walk with an elephant and its mahout. "Our" elephant (which we adopted afterwards) has...More

Thank DRM5000
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

thank you so much for your extremely kind words and for visiting us with such an open mind and open heart We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience and that you were able to learn about what we do and where we are trying...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

.... I just don't get the negative reviews as everything seemed very elephant friendly - only when being ridden were any chains involved (for safety - and you don't have to ride them as we didn't). Obviously theyre not in the wild I guess, but...More

Thank camfam21
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting us despite some of the uneducated reviews on here. We are so pleased you were able to participate and see for yourselves the efforts we are trying to go to to change elephnat tourism and promote the elephnat walk...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such a brilliant morning with our guide Podi. We chose the elephant walk option followed by lunch at MEF (I booked online before we arrived). The morning started with a walk around the information MEF have on elephants and we learnt a lot -...More

Thank Sophie F
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sophie Thanks so much for your lovely review i will personally pass this on to Podi for you, this is great to hear and we are so happy you chose the elephant walk experience over the riding something we are actively trying to promote....More

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Sonyav_13
21 March 2017|
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Response from Millennium_Elephant | Property representative |
Many thanks for your enquiry It is not essential to book, however please choose The Elephant Walk Experience not the riding option on the gate package number 1. If you pre-book, all your entry fee goes straight back into... More
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cazzaturner666
12 July 2016|
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Response from Millennium_Elephant | Property representative |
From Kandy you can take a local bus to Kegalle then a tuk tuk to MEF for 300 rupees or the bus number 681 from Kegalle which will drop you outt front 20 rupees. More commonly know as Elephant Bath- Randeniya Or you can... More
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tptonka
8 October 2015|
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Response from Millennium_Elephant | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in Millennium Elephant Foundation. Our price is Rs 6,000 per person to do our new Elephant Walk Experience which includes lunch, this experience allows you to get up close and personal by... More
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