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Elephant Encounter

from £239 For a maximum of 11 people

Walk with elephants and see them behave as they would in the wild, no barriers! Meet the keepers, learn about how we care for the precious herd and get a fantastic photo opportunity.

Elephant adventures

Your Elephant Encounter adventure begins with lunch before taking a Safari Off Road Adventure tour in the unique glass-roofed Bigfoot vehicle with an expert guide. 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 into the peaceful woodland of the Woburn Estate to meet the herd of Asian elephants, to spend time with the herd.

Discover more about this extraordinary species, watch them graze and dust bathe, and at the end of the experience, there will be the opportunity to have a picture taken with one of our adult female elephants.  

Woburn Safari Park is the only wildlife park in the UK where the elephant herd is walked across miles of parkland and woodland, joined by our special VIP guests. 


What our customers say

"Just had the most amazing day out at Woburn safari park. I was given the elephant experience as a birthday present - and presents don't get much better than that." M.R. on TripAdvisor

"...a fantastic tour guide and she made the experience very memorable, we also learnt a lot more about the beautiful animals. A big thank you to the team at Woburn - it is something we will never forget and I would recommend it to anyone who loves animals." 212alt, TripAdvisor 


Available on Saturday and Sunday, every weekend from 30th March to 29th September 2019. (Excludes 10th & 11th August)  Click to book online and enter your preferred date to check availability.

There are 11 spaces available on each date, for adults aged 16+ years of age.


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. 

Charitable support 

£10 from each sale is 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 Safari Off Road Adventure
  • 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 Bigfoot 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