PAHANG - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

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Nature & Adventure - Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

 
 

KUALA GANDAH

ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

 

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary was established in 1985 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and manned by the personnel of the department?s Elephant Capture and Translocation Unit.

 

The centre caters to the endangered and fully protected Malaysian elephant. As it takes in orphaned and abandoned elephants, it is also called the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary. The sanctuary is popular with visitors, both local and foreign, who come on weekends to observe and participate in the activities from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Although entry is free, visitors are encouraged to make donations to the sanctuary. A visitor information centre has a video presentation on the centre?s elephant conservation efforts and other exhibits. Visitors can feed, groom and bathe the elephants in a nearby river. Since the centre is busy during weekends, it is better to go there on weekdays when you can have the elephants all to yourself!

 
 

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

 

 
  • Watch the presentation on elephant rescue

  • Enjoy an elephant ride

  • Help out to bathe the elephants

  • Try your hand at feeding the jumbos

 
 

ADMISSION

Open: Daily (8.00am - 4.30pm)

Activities: 2.00pm - 3.45pm

Tel: 09-279 0391

 
 

GETTING THERE

From Kuala Lumpur, take the Karak highway to Lanchang, passing Karak along the way. Once in Lanchang, turn left into the road just before the BP gas station. Then follow the signage to the elephant sanctuary. You will pass by a Orang Asli settlement before you reach Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. The journey takes about 2 hours. The place is about 160km from Kuala Lumpur.

 
 
 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Nature & Adventure - Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

PAHANG - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA