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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: Temerloh, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: You'll never forget the day you helped give an elephant a bath (additional...
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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An enriching exposure to the world of elephants

After a chance meeting with a dutch family over the hotel breakfast in kota kinabalu, my family decided to contact the “ elephantman “ of kuala ganda – Mr zali. My daughter who is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Viti Levu, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Our family of 5 went to the Sanctuary and what an amazing afternoon it was for all of us. The whole sanctuary is very well run and the staff are well informed and happy to assist us. They all have a love & respect for the elephants that are there. The afternoon was very informative and getting in the river... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

After looking this place up on Trip Advisor I came across a review from another traveller mentioning a chap called Zali. I enquired and she passed on his email address. Zali is a volunteer with the sanctuary and has been for a long time. He was really responsive to my emails and agreed to meet us and take us over... More 

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Saudarkrokur, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the Sanctuary with Zali Min, who has been a volunteer there for years. We both love animals and wanted something more than just pictures and the normal tourist stuff, so we went there with Zali who let us work there for the day and really get to know the place and the elephants. It was definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

1.5 hour driving from KL, arrived @1:30pm. After registration, selected the guide package and bath with baby elephant. Bathing for the baby elephant was so amazing and joyful though river was dirty.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

After a chance meeting with a dutch family over the hotel breakfast in kota kinabalu, my family decided to contact the “ elephantman “ of kuala ganda – Mr zali. My daughter who is a veterinary assistant was disappointed that she was not able to see pygmy elephants in Sabah and so we decided a trip to kuala ganda with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

A nice place to visit for day trip. Just 1 1/2 hrs from KL. Elephants are well taken care off....can see they do enjoyed themselves with each and every one of their master....They are clean and none of them that you can see is sad or whatsoever. The management should have set an entrance fee or some donation box in... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited Kuala Gandah on our first full day in Malaysia, we only had time to go for the morning as we were travelling to another destination for the evening and didn't have time to stay. Lovely to see the elephants, taken care of and so happy. We vowed to return later in our trip, which we did on our... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's a great place to visit ! Most of the elephants are beautifully taken care of. Anyhow, it's lack of facilities eg shelter, food stalls, well-maintained toilets, and souvenirs stalls. Had a good time there but we think this place could be managed better eg with more activities, well managed facilities to attract more tourists! It's very surprise that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It takes about an hour and a half to drive here from KL, but is well worth it. It opens around 10am, and the first 100 people have the option of paying to bathe with the elephants at about 2.30pm (about 100 ringgit). Other than that, entry is free. If possible though, take a big bag of rice to donate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Such dedication to rehabilitating wild elephants to national parks away from the destruction of their natural habitats for Palm oil plantations. Friendly guides, informative and dedicated to protecting elephants. Such a worthwhile trip and significant! It is NOT a circus, this is emphasized in the talks and elephants are respected here. Feeding and interaction is made both fun and informative.... More 

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