Now I’ve never actually ridden a elephant before, and was not entirely sure whether I wanted to. There is always the worry that they may be ill treated.
However, our majestic beasts looked very well cared for and seemed quite content to plod along, with the occasional banana as motivation.
They really are enormous animals, even though I’ve seen them on TV, it still doesn’t prepare you for the reality of their scale! We had to climb up steps into a wooden hut on stilts and then onto our leviathan ride.
Now it wasn’t exactly a comfortable ride! Perched on our tiny little seats, with only a very low rail to stop us from dropping off the edge, we rolled from side to side with every ponderous step!
We had to cling on for dear life as our ponderous steads plodded onwards and if our ride had decided to make a break for it we would have been pretty much stuffed!
As it was we reached the end of our half hour ride relatively unscathed, although there was a unsettling moment when we had to go down a rather steep slope and we very nearly shot over the elephants head as we went down! Find out more about our experiences with the great grey wrinkly beasts here ://handluggageblog.com/?s=elephant