Category: Testimonials

10

Jan2024

Olivia

I leave a piece of my heart here with the team and with the elephants. Thank you for being such a memorable part of my life, and I hope to see you soon.
January 10, 2024AERU

27

Aug2019

Nolan Mott

There are no books to read, videos to watch or stories to hear that can adequately describe my experience here
August 27, 2019Maud Bonato

04

Aug2019

Caleigh Roach

my experiences in the field with the elephants and guides have been excellent. Watching the ten ellies interact with their environment, each other, and operate in their own manners has given me such valuable insight that a textbook could not.
August 4, 2019Maud Bonato

04

Aug2019

Laura Peoples

...there were so many special moments each and every day. The first time I met the elephants I was in awe. They are all so special in their own way and this became more and more evident the longer I spent time with them.
August 4, 2019Maud Bonato

18

Feb2019

McKenna Bixby

The joy and laughter that I have experienced here is unlike anything I think I could get anywhere else. It is so relieving to know that there are other people in the world that love elephants like I love elephants. Whether it is the staff members, the volunteers, or the ... Read More
February 18, 2019Maud Bonato

18

Feb2019

James Kapp

Spending my time at a research facility has really opened my eyes to see what is going on to help conserve this magnificent species. To see the hard work from the research team being translated in other parks across Africa is brilliant
February 18, 2019Maud Bonato

20

Jan2019

Graham White & Ema Dean

...it will be very sad to leave all 10 ellies behind but we have been lucky enough to come and live our dream and explore this amazing country
January 20, 2019Maud Bonato

20

Jan2019

Martha Tingey

These have genuinely been the best weeks of my life and the happiness I feel every time I see the elephants has not gone away.
January 20, 2019Maud Bonato

18

Dec2018

Nikki Lewis

Learning the history of AERU from Dr Debbie was fascinating and Clare’s presentation on SDB’s, though very humorous, helped me understand just how much elephants are like humans and the work they do is so important in making captive elephants all over the world happier and healthier.
December 18, 2018Maud Bonato

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Dec2018

Dominique Diedericks

I had always read about the Knysna elephants; the forest, and how our souls connect to these experiences, but never did I think I’d be able to live this fantasy myself.
December 18, 2018Maud Bonato