Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary was established to house the rescued Asian elephants in their natural habitat-like setting. The Elephant Translocation team, which had helped build the sanctuary, was upset at the sight of mistreatment of the giant, kind and human friendly animals. They, therefore, gathered the best elephant trainers from Thailand and Myanmar to bring mistreated Malaysian elephants to the sanctuary where they would be treated kindly.
The journey at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary would take off from the Bantu caves, where visitors would embark upon the journey of getting closer to these giant and kind mammals by playing with them and feeding them. Visitors would be allowed to help them bathe under the watch of supervisors. In the captivating picturesque views of the caves visitors can click some amazing nature inspired pictures.
Explore the Deerland Park where the sight of the beauty of quick animals i.e., deer would enthral you. At Tongkang, experience the magical views of fireflies across the sky in the evening would make you come back to the sanctuary again and again. The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package with an included trip to the anoriginal settlement tour would introduce you to the indigenous communities like Orang Asli.
Elephants are not only the most intelligent mammals but extremely beautiful too, the sight of a young elephant frolicking in cool water is truly heartwarming. One can reserve their experiences with these pachyderms by booking Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package online through our website. It’s advisable to book the packages online to ensure yourself a safe, hassle free, time saving and convenient experience. Avail a number of discounts on Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary price to make the trip more affordable for yourself, and receive your confirmation tickets within hours via email. Do check out the policies of cancellation and refund while booking the tickets online.
Inclusions & What to expect?
The tickets included in your Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package would offer you the facility of round trip transfers from the centrally located hotels. Admission tickets to fireflies boats, Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and Deerland Park are included in the package depending upon the kind of package you’ve bought. Local cuisines of the indigenous community of Orang Asli are served at lunch and dinner. An aborginial settlement tour is included in the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package to introduce visitors to the communities and groups that pay deep attention to the conservation of wildlife.
As one proceeds with this Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package, they would begin the tour with the giant mammals taking bath or playing in the cool water to beat the heat of the hot season. Not only would the tourists enjoy a day with elephants but also enjoy some amazing scenic spots. They would be taken further into the magical world of the fireflies at Tongkang, where at night thousands of fireflies light up to offer a serene backdrop. End your tour on a perfect note, with some amazing local seafood experience at some of the famous restaurants of the city.
Visit the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and Deerland Park to watch the giant mammals and the most adorable Asian elephants and cute animals like deer. The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package will also take visitors to an aboriginal settlement near the sanctuary. They would meet the indigenous community of Orang Asli and take a glimpse of their lifestyle, food, culture and hunting practices. Visitors would be treated well with the local dishes like Nasi Goreng after which while strolling around the park they would be allowed to feed baby elephants. The package also includes round-trip transfers from and to any centrally located hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Enjoy the frolics of recused Malaysian elephants when they play cheerfully in the river stream and learn more about their threats and techniques of conservation. Extend the interaction with animals at the Deerland Park where visitors spot the beauty of the animals like deer, rabbits, peacocks and many more. A cultural interaction under the combo of this Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary package would also be offered. At the aboriginal settlement tour, participants would learn more about the country’s cultural heritage preserved by the indigenous groups like Orang Asli with their cultural practices and mouth watering seafood.
At Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary the day would start with indulging in activities with elephants like helping them in bathing. After enjoying their own food at the place of indigenous group, visitors would come back to feed the elephants fruits while watching them frolicking in the muddy water. Those looking to click some eye-catching pictures can make their way towards the observation deck, where they can set their photography equipment. From the deck, the view of the elephants is perfect, the photographers would have enough opportunity to click amazing shots. At last, enlighten yourself with the historical and biological knowledge of evolution of these giant mammals
Grab this incredible opportunity to bathe with the amazing Elephants, scrub them, wash them and play with the young elephants under supervision. A fun-frolic activity would it be to make an amazing interaction with these friendly animals.
Sit down comfortably in the air conditioned room to watch a 20-25 minute long video presented in collaboration with National Geographic. It would introduce the visitors to the threats faced by the hard-skinned animals like their diminishing habitat and make them aware of the sensitive issues. The role played by the Trans-Local team in ensuring the survival of the endangered species is at the core of the theme of the documentary.
Stand along the roads through which mahouts take the elephants on their daily stroll. Witness the cheerfulness of the elephants while interacting with people standing by as they are the most intelligent animals who understand bits about their feelings and interactions. Don’t forget to utilise the opportunity to take some wonderful pictures of the animals.
An observation deck for the safety of small children as well as that of the young elephants is built. Even an adult who isn’t much comfortable in getting closer to the mammals can observe the animals from a distance. The deck would be the perfect spot to click some candid moments of the hard skin animals when they play with water during their bath or intake their food.
All the visitors are allowed to serve fruits like watermelon and papaya provided at the centre to the 6 elephants in the conservatory. Keep your hands steady while holding the fruits to the animals while they use their trunks to take the fruits. The visitors are required to pay close attention to the instructions of the mahouts, before feeding elephants directly.
Visit the museum to get familiar with the giant mammals even biologically. At the museum of Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre the anatomy of the elephants is depicted well along with conservation efforts produced for the mammals and the history of the region. An absolutely amazing exhibition is put on describing the story of the evolution of the elephants and their interaction with humankind.
The months from November to February are the most suitable to visit the sanctuary as the weather is ideal with comfortable temperatures and fewer rain showers. The best time to visit the sanctuary would then be the early mornings when the crowd is less and the elephants are getting ready to bathe and perform other activities of the day. The visits of the mornings would allow visitors a close and calm interaction with the mammals.
-By Bus: go to the Pekeliling Bus Station and there find a bus to Lanchang, from there get yourself a taxi.
-By Taxi: hire a taxi and drive through the Karak Highway, use the East Coast Expressway and exit at the Lanchang toll then follow the signboard to Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is operational between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and it’s operational throughout the week. Deerland Park is closed on Fridays
No, people from all age groups can visit the sanctuary, but the ticket prices would differ for different age groups. Like, children between the 0-1 years of age aren’t charged for the activity while those between 2 -12 years of age would be charged on a child price basis. All above 12 years of age would be considered adults.