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If you want to deeply connect with the largest land mammal on the planet, this is the place. Be prepared to get dirty and feel deep joy. Elephant Stay is well run, the Thai food is delicious, and the accommodations are clean and simple.
A wonderful experience. Living with, working with and enjoying the elephants at the Royal Elephant Kraal. Accommodation and food was first-rate. The hosts made me feel very welcome and were a wealth of knowledge when it came to the elephants. Working one on one with...More
My husband and I spent 2 nights of our honeymoon at Elephantstay and our only regret is that we did not spend the whole thing there! Being able to interact and learn about these amazing animals in such an immersive environment was an experience neither...More
There is nothing to describe the child-like wonder and excitement you will feel being up close with these magnificent animals. Every day was a unique experience. From the babies in the nursery, to the girls we personally cared for, to the bulls with their mahouts....it...More
Just spend 7 days/ 6 nights here with my 2 teenagers (15 & 13). We chose to look after one elephant each. It was an amazing learning opportunity for us about elephants and how the dedicated mahouts take care of them. Ellice, Ben, Michelle and...More
Hi, I was there in 2015 and I was quite honestly blown away by what I experienced. This is a working elephant village and when I tell you the elephants are family - this is the truth. The babies are socialized with humans... More
Hi, I was there in 2015 and I was quite honestly blown away by what I experienced. This is a working elephant village and when I tell you the elephants are family - this is the truth. The babies are socialized with humans literally from birth and I have never felt such happiness from both humans and animals as I did the week I was there. I am a veterinarian and was so impressed by the care for ALL the animals in the village. The founder of Elephantstay, Pi Om, has a daughter who is in fact a veterinarian and is on site as she lives there!
I could go on and on but it really all boils down to one thing: you really need to SEE it for yourself. To EXPERIENCE it for yourself. I personally cannot wait to go back. My husband went with me (he is NOT in the animal care business) and he was eager every morning to get up and get going so we could be with Rosukon (our elephant for the week). It is a magical place - magical. I support it 100% and do so happily and proudly.
I have been there recently and no, they don't beat the elephants at all. These elephants are ANYTHING but traumatized. They are WELL cared for. The babies are socialized from birth so human contact is not only natural for... More
I have been there recently and no, they don't beat the elephants at all. These elephants are ANYTHING but traumatized. They are WELL cared for. The babies are socialized from birth so human contact is not only natural for them it's expected. It's a wonderful place. You simply must see for yourself.
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"All the rooms are basic, clean with aircon. The best thing is from every room you can look out of your..."