ZAMAG Tours and Safaris – Agricultural Tour Operators and Ground Handlers

The Elephant Cafe



The Elephant Cafe

Credit aha David Livingstone Safari Lodge

The Elephant Café is a tented exclusive restaurant built on a wooden deck on the Zambezi River, upstream from Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia. Sitting only 24 people, it is the centre point of a riverside location that has been home to a herd of hand-reared elephants for many years. It is the only restaurant in the region where customers can interact with elephants while dining on fresh locally-sourced and wild food. Customers have the option of arriving by jet boat, or by vehicle through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

The menu changes according to the seasonal local and wild ingredients that are available at any given time. Guests have the privilege of interacting with hand-reared elephants, of varying ages, before sitting down to eat their meal. The older elephants, like the bulls Bop, Danny and Madinda, were rescued from severe drought and culls decades ago, while others have assimilated from the wild, or were born into the herd. They are elephants that have grown up with safe human support using the “positive reinforcement method.” Being around them in close vicinity, discerning the rumble of their songs from deep within — sensing their wildness and enormity — touches something primal and very old within you. It’s an experience one will never forget.

Book this magical and memorable interaction with the elephants at the Elephant Cafe through us at ZAMAG TOURS AND SAFARIS