Ella and Rose’s Experience at the Wild Elephant Research and Conservation Program

Posted by: Ella H.

We’ve spent almost three weeks here at the Wild Elephant Research and Conservation program and have really enjoyed it! The organization is so important; the locals really appreciate the work done by the local team. The staff who run the program are all so lovely, many of them grew up in the village we’ve been working in so know everything there is to know. The tasks have been engaging and diverse, from making a butterfly garden to carrying out dung analysis.

The afternoons have been spent up at the tree huts overlooking the elephant corridor which is very relaxing, you don’t always see elephants but makes seeing them even more special.

The field house has incredible views, it’s so peaceful and has a very welcoming feel and the food here is really good too – it’s traditional and all freshly made. We’ve made some amazing friends and had an incredible time, we’re sad to be leaving and very grateful to all the staff who made our trip so great.