Come to Tanzania!

We are excited to introduce IEF’s Travel Program! We have partnered with Holbrook Travel to offer a trip to Tanzania! Join us November 5-16, 2024!

Tanzania calls to mind vast landscapes dotted with herds of wildlife, lions lounging blissfully on sun-drenched rocks, and mighty elephants trundling through tall grasses. This 12-day safari with International Elephant Foundation makes this vision a reality in Tanzania’s most celebrated parks for spectacular wildlife viewing. Set out in Arusha, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro for daily wildlife-viewing drives in open-top safari vehicles, then cap off the experience with three days on the Serengeti to witness the world-famous Great Migration. Return each day to memorable accommodations nestled amid idyllic African beauty, from the rim of Ngorongoro Crater to luxury tented camps perfectly positioned to access migration paths.


  • Witness the legendary Great Migration on wildlife-viewing drives along the Serengeti plains and around the Seronera River.
  • Take in views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru at Arusha National Park as you seek out giraffes, flamingos, and colobus monkeys.
  • Explore Tarangire National Park, known for its large herds of up to 300 elephants.
  • Take a walk around Mto Wa Mbu, a culturally diverse village whose residents come from more than 100 different tribes, and enjoy a special lunch.
  • Descend into Ngorongoro Crater, home to a dense concentration of wildlife including the highly endangered black rhino, black-maned lions, elephants, hippos, and herds of wildebeest.
  • Embark on daily wildlife-viewing drives and bushwalks for the chance to observe Africa’s “Big Five” up close.

If you can’t make this amazing trip, don’t worry. We have other trips in the works, including one to Kenya in 2025. If you would like more information about future trips, please contact us at [email protected].

Check out the latest Elephant Echoes!

Our latest edition of Elephant Echoes is out now! This quarterly publication gives a more in-depth view of IEF’s work, profiles on key personnel, and interviews.

This issue covers the impact of our 2023 projects, our 25th Anniversary, IEF’s longterm commitment to fighting Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV), a profile of supporter Monterey Zoo & Vision Quest, and more!

Virtual Symposium!

After such a successful symposium in Thailand last year, we could not wait to have another, so we are holding a virtual symposium this year! The 20th International Elephant Conservation & Research Symposium will be held on July 30-August 2, 2024.

Registration for the full conference is open now and costs just $40. Register today to make sure you don’t miss a single talk!

Speaking of talks, if you would like to present at the symposium, we are now accepting abstracts for presentations covering such topics as human elephant conflict deterrents, policy and land use planning, novel concepts for conservation, veterinary management, disease investigation, reproduction and behavior, conservation activities utilizing elephants in human care, wildlife film making, and other issues that inform, educate and impact the long- term survival of elephants. Submit your abstract here.

2025 Conservation Grants

We are now accepting proposals for 2025 Conservation Grant support! This year’s application is a web-based form that will walk applicants through the process. You can start the application process here.

For 2025, IEF is interested in funding:

  • Efforts to decrease human-elephant conflict;
  • Habitat conservation and management;
  • Conservation education and community outreach;
  • Transfrontier or transboundary elephant conservation;
  • Elephant protection programs including anti-poaching patrols, infra-structure development, security, investigation and prosecution;
  • Reducing and preventing the ivory and bushmeat trade; and
  • Research into elephant diseases.

We encourage all qualified applicants with projects that have direct impact on elephant conservation to apply. We encourage applicants to read all instructions carefully.