Elephantstay was a dream finally realised, to be up close, face to face, with an animal I have admired for years. To be able to ride bare back in to the river, learn how to scrub them, feed them, give them commands and clean up after them was an adventure I'll never forget. Yes accommodation was basic but a bed and air con at the end of a long day is all you need here. Time in your room is a waste when there's so much to take in. And how quickly they got back up and running after the floods is amazing. The baby elephants were gorgeous. Staff were brilliant and really made the whole visit worth while. Special mentions go to Anne, Neil, Eliza and Paul. Always looking out for our safety and making sure we had a good time. Their work is fantastic and the Elephants have such an amazing life there. The food was the best we had the whole trip. And getting to hang out with other Elephant enthusiasts from around the world was great (my group had us Aussie's, Americans and Brits). It was perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephantstay is a close up and personal hands on experience with elephants staying in a working elephant village. ... more less