Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp in Thailand
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp in Chiang Rai, Thailand serves as a village for mahouts, or dedicated elephant trainers, who work with rescued elephants and study their behavior. The 25 resident elephants are integrated into every component of your stay: they greet you upon arrival, assist you in elephant yoga classes, and are your partners in crime for sunset treks overlooking the Mekong.
I did a self-drive through Addo Elephant Park, and it really made me appreciate the work of game lodge rangers. You can't believe how difficult it is to drive while looking for animals! Addo Elephant is near Port Elizabeth in South Africa.