In 2015, Travels to my Elephant kicked off for the very first time, with a series of events that roared through the streets of central London and journeyed through the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, in the heart of India.

Launched by Elephant Family Patron, Goldie Hawn, a fleet of elephant-infused rickshaws charmed Londoners over the summer appearing at parades, events, shops and hotels across the capital before being auctioned at an event hosted by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. This first adventure was undertaken by scores of intrepid racers who made a wild, 500km journey in 49 rickshaws across India to meet the elephant who started it all, Tarain her Kipling Camp home. 

Together, Elephant Family and Quintessentially Foundation raised £1.3million for Asia’s endangered elephants and the communities that share their forest homes, inspiring almost 700 million people globally, who followed our progress and heard our conservation message.