Comox, British Colombia, Canada
- A fantastic tour with an absolutely fantastic guide Tikiri ! Highlights were seeing elephants just randomly walking along the highway, traveling through the tea plantations, and climbing Adam's Peak with the pilgrims. Only one thing I would like to mention on the negative side is the elephant safari in Minneriya National Park (the second elephant safari we went on) I felt that the drivers of the safari trucks were stressing the elephants by encircling them with so many jeeps getting way too close to the herd. I understand that the type of terrain and vegetation (very high elephant grass) inhibits the viewing of these elephants in this particular part of the world and the park probably feels pressured to deliver good viewing to the tourists as it is probably tourist dollars that fund the preservation of the park but the elephants were in distress encircling the babies, thrashing their trunks on the ground, the matriarch was so stressed she had diarrhea, and I believe this probably goes on all day til the park closes at dusk. Perhaps if the park could construct some high viewing stations that tourists could safely and more humanely view these elephants from would be better. Once again thankyou Explore for another great trip !
Published on: 28 March 2016