Aren’t they the cutest? These orphan elephants were rolling in the mud, teasing each other and having a good time. Such fun to watch! But the story behind it, isn’t a happy one.
The Lilayi Elephant Orphanage (45 minute drive from Lusaka) offers sanctuary for abandoned and defenceless elephant calves.
The elephants had to witness the disruption/destruction of their herd, caused by poaching or other human conflicts. As a result these orphans are traumatized and if left in the wild they would die. At the nursery, they are cared for around the clock, being fed special milk formula every three hours.
Zambia’s charms are many and varied – this landlocked southern African country is home not only to the jaw-dropping Victoria Falls but also has even more seriously impressive natural sights. Zambia invites you to experience true adventure, exploring parks on foot, hearing the sounds of the bush and being drenched by spray from the Falls. The sheer scale and purity of Zambia’s natural wonders makes it an exceptional safari destination, yet many of its national parks are scarcely visited still.