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Address: Sen Monorom, Cambodia
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+855(0)97 816 2770
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We at the Bunong Elephant Project strive to provide tours and elephant...

We at the Bunong Elephant Project strive to provide tours and elephant encounters that are ethical both to the welfare of the animals and to the indigenous communities here in Mondulkiri. In our elephant experience, visitors do not ride the elephants but do get to walk with them in the jungle, feed them by hand, and bathe them in the river. This kind of elephant encounter is very enjoyable and allows visitors to experience elephants being elephants in their natural habitat!

We also offer jungle treks and sight seeing tours. Please visit our website to find out more and get in touch.

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I went on the one day elephant experience with a group of 4 others. We started the day with a brief introduction to a couple of the villagers, whom our guide (Mot) knows well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on the one day elephant experience with a group of 4 others. We started the day with a brief introduction to a couple of the villagers, whom our guide (Mot) knows well. Next we sought the elephants and their Bunong carers in the jungle. After a few minutes we found them and fed bananas and sugar cane to... More 

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I really recommend this experience! I did one day to see and learn about the elephants, living close to the bunong villages where they are in a peaceful place. The guide was really interesting, full of knowledge. It was definitely a good experience. You know where your money goes.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I did a one day visit to the elephants and it was excellent. The guide was Moth (pronounced Mut, long u) he was an interesting man with an interesting background. There was a 50 minute walk into and out of the forest after the initial drive. The cost was $35. As I understood it this is the only locally owned... More 

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Samoens, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing experience : out guide Mhot was so simpatic, full of knoledges and involved in the elephant and minotirities cause. We did see really good the elephants in their natural environment, fed them and the best : swim and wash them !!!! We had a delicious lunch in a little village with amazing people. The little walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I spent a day with Mr. Torn and two elephants. It was such a nice experience. Mr. Torn speaks very well english and explained a lot about the Bunong people, the village, their lifestyle, the forest and of course the elephants. He is really interested in the wellbeing of the elephants, but aswell very much in the support for the... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

An interesting individual (Mot) trying to make a real difference to the indigenous who are being exploited by Chinese, Vietnamese and Western business. Needs support and funding to allow for elephant breeding (very expensive, cultural and important) and more elephants in the project. Great lunch with the Bunong locals and a brilliant close up encounter bathing 'happy lucky' with just... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Loved our time with the elephants and our guide Torn today. I felt relaxed all the time, it was well planned and executed, the elephants were gentle and seemed well treated, and the local food was innovative (although not suitable for our 9 and 12 year olds although they only eat fried rice so not surprising!). Torn speaks great English... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Tuon, the owner was an excellent guide. He is passionate about protecting the elephants and about the safety of his guests. He is also genuinely interested in making the experience a valuable one. We got very close to the elephants but felt it was not invading their space too much and we knew that they always had they upper hand... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We spent two days with Bunong Elephant project, the first day our guide Nara was just amazing. We had a really good time with him in the jungle. He speak a good English and know few words in French. The trek was good (maybe just a bigger lunch should be better during the trek), we didn't see any animals but... More 

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Thank style2vies
Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Thank you Torn for the nice day with the elephants. We went as a group of 8 people and were brought to the forest. After a 20-30 walk, we crossed the river to meet the elephants. Our guide Torn explained very detailed about minority people, animism and the elephant project. We had a lot of space for questions. The whole... More 

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