Photo Safari Feature
Our Elephant Hide is a platform nestled between an Ebony and a Sausage tree directly above a centuries old elephant highway. Knowledge is passed from elders to juvenile elephants in the community and for hundreds of years this beautiful spot in the river has been used for drinking, mud bathing, social greeting and river crossing. When the elephants come to the river at the crossing point we gather everyone and race to the hide where the tree gives us a unique – and safe – vantage point from which to watch their activities.
Nights up the Elephant Hide
A very special activity offered at Shenton Safaris are sleep-outs up the elephant hide. Our elephant hide is situated high up in the boughs of a tree on the riverbank. After dinner at Kaingo we will take you to the elephant hide for your night of real African Adventure. The bed is set up on a dedicated platform and we position a scout (discretely in an enclosed vehicle) on the ground beneath you. Mike Unwin (author of the Bradt guide to Southern African Wildlife) said his night spent up our elephant hide was one of his most memorable and exciting ever spent in Africa.
We do run sleep-outs up the hide any time in the month, but full moon is most spectacular. Book here for elephant hide sleep out.