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Millennium Elephant Foundation

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| Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle, Sri Lanka
+94 76 900 8388
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A Must Do When in Sri Lanka - WONDERFUL

We were keen to see elephants whilst in Sri Lanka and were lucky enough to see them in the wild in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SJR136
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
So much better than expected!

After having apprehensions about the use of elephants for tourism/animal cruelty, we chose to go to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily G
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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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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 2 days ago

We were keen to see elephants whilst in Sri Lanka and were lucky enough to see them in the wild in and around Dambulla. Our daughter really wanted a closer encounter and we planned to go to Pinnawela which I felt uncomfortable about due to...More

Thank SJR136
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After having apprehensions about the use of elephants for tourism/animal cruelty, we chose to go to Millennium Elephant Foundation over controversial Pinnewala elephant orphanage. We absolutely made the right choice! We did the elephant walk experience, which involved a very informative talk by our guide...More

1  Thank Emily G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here because they encourage people not to ride elephants, and to choose the " elephant walk" instead. They explain you a lot about elephants history in Sri lanka, and then you can walk and bath with one of the elephants. Our guide was...More

Thank Margaux C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised to go here rather than the government run orphanage and I'm glad we did. There are a selection of packages to choose from when you visit. We enjoyed the tour of the bones, pictures etc as we had kids. I was a...More

Thank TheKidsMum2014
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review your feedback is very much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience and want to thank you for choosing to visit us We hope the rest of your holiday in Sri...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 days here. The first was the Elephant Walk and lunch. We loved it.We really enjoyed ambling around the vast grounds, chatting to the ranger, enjoying and interacting with the elephant on her walk. You really got a feel for how much the...More

Thank emmalancs
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Emma we absolutely loved having you here it was an absolute pleasure. Your enthusiasm and positivity and impact you had here did not go unnoticed and we love love love the painting. I have passed on your kind words to Averil and Ryan and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience walking with the elephants (please don't ride them, there really is no need) We had Podi as our guide who was fantastic and really knowledgeable. We walked with Ranmenika for about an hour then washed her in the river. A fantastic experience that...More

Thank aplusdriving1
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words I have fed all this back to Podi who remembers you clearly and he was so pleased with the review Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with future visitors who are unsure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have done the elephant walk experience for 5000 roupies and it was definitely worth it. we really felt like sharing a special moment with Ranmenika (our assigned elephant for the walk). We left the place with the feeling that a greet job is made...More

Thank Stephane P
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing to do the elephant walk experience. Your support is essential at this stage for us to become a non riding venue. So we can not thank you enough Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Millennium was everything I thought it would be and more! It was a priceless experience volunteering for a few days. I would absolutely go back! Thank you for having us!More

Thank Mena G
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mena, thank you and Allan for all your hard work while you were here and the beautiful video you produced for us after its such a great help for my sales and marketing spreading awareness about our programs to visitors and tour operators you are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely time at the elephant foundation. They have a small number of elephants rescued from hard labour that you can get up close and personal with. There is a variety of "packages" that you choose from at entry. I would recommend the walk with an...More

Thank PhilStamp
Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Phil,thank you so much for your visit and for choosing the elephant walk experience over the elephnat riding option, your support means the world to us and we can not thank you enough. We are so pleased to hear that you loved the experience and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with my girlfriend has been one of the biggest mistake I ever done in my life.. It ruined my holiday, and I almost lost my life.. We come to do an elephant ride, once we were sit on the elephant, it started to...More

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Millennium_Elephant, Manager at Millennium Elephant Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, I am so so so so sorry to hear such an awful review, slightly confusing from our side however as the last talk we had with your girlfriend she was very thankful and grateful for everything we did for you. So just to...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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