Three women stand and watch two asian elephants as they graze peacefully on some grass in the background

 Brand New  Elephant Encounter - Talk & Tour

Smiling woman stands in front of Asian elephant grazing peacefully for a photo

New Elephant Encounter  
- Talk & Tour!

Woburn Safari Park's hugely popular Elephant Encounter has been updated for 2024.  This new one hour version of the experience is available to book now - for selected dates from May to September. 

You'll be transported behind the scenes into private parkland of the Woburn estate, where you'll get up close to Asian elephants Chandrika, Damini and adorable juvenile Tarli.

Woburn's elephant experiences take place in the only animal collection in the UK where you can visit elephants on foot, with minimal barriers between you, as they graze peacefully in their own private grassland reserve!

Your knowledgable tour guide will take you by Land Rover to meet the elephants; you'll have a fascinating chat with the dedicated elephant keepers, meet some of the elephant herd as you learn all about them, before you take a tour of the elephant house.

And don't forget your camera - you'll have the opportunity to take incredible photos and videos with three of the female Asian elephants, as a lasting memento of your fantastic VIP package.

Two women stand with elephant keeper in woburn safari park uniform as asian elephant tarli grazes peacefully in the background

Your elephant experience includes:

  • A one hour experience with three of the females of the Asian elephant herd, with a fascinating talk from the dedicated keeper team, allowing time for photos and a Q&A session 
  • A tour going behind the scenes in the elephant house
  • Admission to Woburn Safari Park during park opening times on the date of your experience
  • The latest Safari Park Guidebook (subject to availability)
Book Now

Book now for limited spaces

This 60 minute VIP Elephant Encounter - Talk & Tour can be purchased per person, or in multiples to save money: 

1 person booking £189.00
2 person booking £349.00 (saving £29)
3 person booking £499.00 (saving £68)
4 person booking £649.00 (saving £107)

Up to a total maximum of 10 people per booking.  

This experience can be purchased as a gift for someone else, once you have completed your purchase, please send an email to to confirm the name of the person who will take part in the experience and provide their contact details.

Experiences are non-transferable.

Availability and Restrictions

  • Each experience runs from 4pm for one hour between May and September 2024
  • There are 10 places available on each booking date, this is a non-exclusive booking and you are likely to share your experience with other guests, unless you book all 10 places
  • Book online, or contact the VIP Experiences team on or call 01525 292124  
  • This tour is only available for ages 12 years and over, on the date of the experience
  • Unfortunately the VIP Bigfoot vehicle and VIP Land Rovers are not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that some walking is required 
  • Please note: The location of the Elephant Encounter may change due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.