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Elephant Encounter

from £239 For a maximum of 11 people

Meet the keepers and get closer to the elephants, you might even observe them enjoying a dust bath and grazing as you walk with them through the woodland of the Safari Park.

This experience costs just £239 per person and includes entry to the Safari Park, lunch in the Safari Restaurant and entry to Sea Lion Cove. 

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and the expectation is that these places will book up fast, so don’t miss your chance to take part in this amazing experience - the only place in the UK you can enjoy getting this close to these majestic animals. 

This exclusive experience lasts for 2½ hours.
Your elephant adventure begins with lunch before taking a VIP Mini Off Road Safari Adventure tour in the Pinzgauer vehicle with a ranger. You'll travel through the Road Safari to get up close to many animals including lions, tigers, monkeys and giraffe.

You'll then be transported by VIP Pinzgauer into the woodland of the Woburn Estate to meet the herd of Asian elephants and discover more about this extraordinary species. At the end of the experience, there will be the opportunity to have a picture taken with one of our adult female elephants.

Availability is on Saturday and Sunday only, every weekend from 30th March to 29th September 2019. (Excludes 10th & 11th August).




£10 from each person on an experience will be donated to the International Elephant Foundation.  The IEF support and operate elephant conservation and education programs in managed facilities and in the wild, with emphasis on management, protection and scientific research. Read more at

What's Included

  • Entrance to the Safari Park
  • A Safari Park Guidebook
  • Lunch in the Safari Restaurant (includes hot or cold meal and drink)
  • A mini VIP Off Road Safari
  • Entry to Sea Lion Cove

Availability and Restrictions

  • Maximum of 11 participants per experience
  • Each experience starts at 2.30pm 
  • This tour is only available for adults aged 16 or over on the date of the experience
  • Unfortunately the VIP Pinzagauer vehicle is not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that some walking is required while out in the woods.

How to book

You can book your VIP Experience online. If you can't find the experience or date you want. Please call the VIP Experiences team on 01525 290991.

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Elephant Encounter