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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

#7 of 145 things to do in Pahang Features Animals
28500, Malaysia
+60 3-9086 6800
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You'll never forget the day you helped give an elephant a bath (additional request with the help of a guide). Currently elephant riding has been temporary stopped until further notice. Get up close and personal with the amazing semi-wild elephants at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Be sure to book in advance because the center has strict daily visitor quotas.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
28500, Malaysia
+60 3-9086 6800

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a nice day out. The elephants were gorgeous and you could buy peanuts, sugar cain and bananas there to feed them. We then watched them be bathed in a river which they were clearly enjoying. We also saw a baby elephant orphan being...More

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to contact Zali from other Trip Advisor reviewers, He made our day very special. He picked us up at a monorail station and drove us in a comfortable car up to Kuala Gandah, approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours drive from KL....More

3  Thank Pipolata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet a drive from KL..about 100+ kms..but you'll love the drive.We drove from Bukit Bintang to Kuala Ganda on a sunday.Beautifully paved roads and scenic views..trees and flora galore.This road seems to be the favorite hunting ground of superbikers..they zoom past you in Isle of...More

4  Thank rockinblues76
Reviewed 6 May 2017

It is a park very popular for families with kids: do not expect free elephant as in a safari. Here elephants lives in good conditions, they have plenty of space and the mission is to rescue them from previous difficult conditions. However it is a...More

Thank Pereppo
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Im personal driver...call me for help..im stay in felda bukit damar its nearly kuala gandah..i can pickup from kuala gandah to anyway u want to go..

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This place is a 2 hour drive from KL (which cost £50 taxi wach way) and does not have an enterance fee. There is a small fee to do activites like help wash a baby elephant. That is sibject to river levels, which were high...More

3  Thank Where_2_Stay_M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Shame this place is not visited by more people. Lots of elephants to see and learn about Needs to be professionally managed and marketed The highlight is definitely going into the river to bath/ wash the baby elephant. Really a memorable experience The place is...More

Thank harjinderstringer
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Pleasantly surprised to see the nice condition of this elephant sanctuary in Malaysia. A nice leisurely drive to Kuala Gandah from KL takes 2 hours. Wonderful experience and so nice to see the elephants bathing in the river.

1  Thank Mei T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A free attraction that lets you see adult elephants being bathed in the river (if the river is low enough you can wash the young elephants). They then get the elephants to demonstrate various work skills and let you feed them pieces of watermelon. You...More

2  Thank jschwa1
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The sanctuary offers education, nature, pleasure and comfort. You get to be in touch with both adult and young elephants. I personally really really enjoyed being in the river with the baby elephant. It's good to bring dry clothes and a towel, since the sanctuary...More

1  Thank Tassie D
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Hi, I have read some very good comments about Zali being the guide to have, how do we get in contact with him. Thanks
21 May 2017|
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Response from elephantman69 | Reviewed this property |
Just go thro the reviews and you will find his contact email and even whatsapp number.
Is it free admission? What time do you have to arrvie to participate in activities? Do they not doing elephant baths on fridays? thanks=)
12 April 2017|
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Response from Tassie D | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter, yes. But if you want to participate in the water activities they charge a small fee. In general they have activities every day. But if you're planning to go, give them a call to check how the river is... More
Hi, I'm really interested in visiting and was wondering if I had to make some sort of booking or if I can just show up. Also, what is the ideal time to reach the sanctuary?
6 April 2017|
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Response from LVDS | Reviewed this property |
Go visit with Zali. Best way to visit, he'll pick you up in KL and look after you brilliantly for the whole day. It is a wonderful immersive elephant experience.