An elephant is an amazing creature! She can shove over a tree with a butt of the head. Yet watch her using her trunk to patiently help a baby through a mud pool. Or listen to a breeding herd communicate as they roam ancestral routes across the savannahs. You’ll be awestruck by the combination of social intelligence and raw power.
Watching them on a safari is pure joy. We’ve compiled nine of our favourite elephant spotting locations from the savannahs, deserts and great rivers of Africa. These are in no particular order as each earns its place in the list for the way it reveals a different aspect of these remarkable creatures.