Conversations with elephants at Ivory Wilderness


A place where guests meet a deep rooted ethos of passion and respect for nature.

Based from an authentic pioneer Safari Camp situated deep in the heart of the Greater Kruger. Witness an extraordinary wildlife experience, attentive hospitality, remarkably talented local chefs and ultimately the unmatched Klaserie legacy.

Sitting quietly 10 meters on foot from greatness, some say it's a spiritual experience and for others a memory that will last a lifetime...

Still to this day the smell of fresh elephant dung gives a nostalgic sensation, with the added sweet aroma of crushed wild basil wafting from super fresh bull tracks and one can find themselves totally absorbed in the moment. It can be extremely special to share an experience on foot with a gentle giant but every now and again with the right character and situation you get the chance at a truly magical moment. "Last week was one of these, after sitting quietly slightly tucked out the way and allowing the wise old soul to gently approach at his pace and will is one of these moments to live for.

One can almost not describe the connection and peace you can achieve sharing close quarters and life with a gentle wild elephant bull. Hearing his breath as he methodically released what seemed to be a hot air balloon full of air, eyelashes like an old friend's wave and eyes that pierce your soul. Pictures can't describe and video was not even on our minds, as this beautiful humble gentle and confident elephant bull approached us. Taking us in for a pachyderm moment before rounding a bush and offering us a moment to pass. What a gentleman and what an amazing creature and moment in time. Nothing like being on foot with such a great soul."

As you immerse yourself in the legacy of the Klaserie region, you are invited to embrace the beauty of the surroundings and forge unforgettable memories that will linger in your heart long after you depart. Ivory Wilderness is more than a destination; it is a sanctuary for the soul, a place where the wonders of nature converge with the warmth of hospitality to create an unparalleled haven for those seeking solace and adventure in equal measure.

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