Two elephant trainers, called mahouts, posed with Cathy, the matriarch of the heard at Elephant Back Safaris

On this safari, elephants do the work, but they benefit, too

2008-03-16 - Abu Camp, Botswana. Tracey Teo

In the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, home to Elephant Back Safaris' Abu Camp, a group of Americans joke and laugh nervously as the elephants they are riding approach a hippo-filled lagoon. Hippopotamuses are notoriously unpredictable, and the riders wonder how the animals will respond to having their turf invaded by a long train of elephants bearing humans on their backs.

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