Elephant Sanctuary Malaysia

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More info on the Malaysian Elephant Sanctuary


Deer Farm, Deerland,  Gandah, Malaysia  


Krau Wildlife Reserve


Elephant Sanctuary Tours Malaysia

Kuala Gandah, Pahang

Duration  Approx. 8 hours
Departure  09.00 am 


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Package Rates    RM 250.00 per person for 4 persons and above


CHILD RATE 4 - 11 yrs    RM 160.00 per person


For group 2 to 3 persons at RM 300.00 per person



Notes :


1. The above rates is subject to 10% service charge and 4.5% e-commerce charge for credit card payment.


2.  RM is Ringgit Malaysia Currency Converter




Package Includes


*  Pick and drop off at major hotels in Kuala Lumpur

*  01 Simple Lunch

*  Conservation Fee


Recommended Gear:

Sport shoes, t-shirt, long pants, sunglasses and hat.

Extra clothings to change  and towels




 Photo courtesy of http://www.endemicguides.com/


60162019901 / 60122019901 Alex / Megan

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Departure for Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary


  Optional Visit Deer Farm Sanctuary except of Fridays replaced with Batu Caves

  (Deer Farm is   closed) Entance fees at own expense


Arrival at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Light lunch


Briefing & a 30-minute National Geographic documentary at the Visitors Information Centre


Feeding, grooming, bathing and riding of the elephants


Departure for Kuala Lumpur






Elephant Sanctuary Malaysia

Welcome to Kuala Gandah The national Department of Wildlife and National Parks established the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary in 1989. The center is a base for the elephant relocation team, which began the translocation program in 1974. Being the only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team's duty is to track down, sedating and relocating problem elephants from areas whose natural habitats are constantly encroached byhuman developments, namely plantations. The captured wild elephants are then relocated to National Parks. Over the past 25 years the 24 strong team has helped the prevent the further decline of the elephant population byrelocating more than 500 wild elephants.


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Deer Sanctuary

This deer sanctuary is situated in Bukit Rengit, Lanchang, about 140km from Kuantan. Traverse the park's 'Nature Garden' on an elevated boardwalk and marvel at its varieties of herbs and plants. The highlight of a visit here will be the interesting and fascinating deer-feeding session.

The park's 'Animal World' offers attractions such as ostriches, peacocks, deer and a sunbear. Visitors can also go camping or join a guided tour to learn basic jungle survival skills.


 Photo courtesy of http://www.endemicguides.com

The Elephants at the Center There are currently 8 residence elephants, 2 of which are from Thailand to assist in the wild elephant relocation exercise namely Cek Mek and Mek Bunga. Mentompian, a 26-year-old female from Burma, and Abot, a teenage female from Johor, are both being trained to replace the 2 aging elephants. The center also looks after orphaned elephants, which are unable to survive on their own. Mawar, 2 years old and Chepor (3 years) are such two orphan elephants - found lost and wandering bythe relocations team that decided to assume the role of parents to this lovely cute baby elephants! The one and only male elephant in the center, Chepor will be the star among them




Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, or popularly referred to as the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary, is located within the bio diversified-rich and protected Krau Game Reserve & was set up in 1989 under the DWNP <Department of Wildlife & National Parks, Malaysia>, manned bythe Elephant Capture & Translocation Unit .

The Teris River acts as a natural border between the reserve and the Che' wong Orang Asli village
- the last tribe of its kind found in Malaysia. The name Kuala Gandah is, itself, taken from the small stream running near the electric compound enclosure which houses the elephants during the day from 830am to 2pm before they are transferred to the roofed holding area.

Prior to this arrangement, the ECTU was a mobile operating team since its establishment in 1974 with a temporary base at the Jengka Pusat plantation where a huge area of jungle was carved to
make way for the planting of oil palm and rubber trees and given to poor families to work on as a means of eradicating poverty amongst the rural folk and to rid of subversive hideouts during the communist insurgency days in the 1970s.

The clearing of the jungles created consistent confrontations between the wild elephants and the settlers. The unit remained there until 1981 before it moved to Kuala Lompat on the north eastern side of Krau Game Reserve.

However, it must be noted that cutting down of the forests here are done for the overall benefit of the people of Malaysia within the poverty line and compared to any other countries in the world
- Malaysia has THE BEST record in forest preservation AND reforestation.

Find out the world's 10 BIGGEST CULPRITS that keep on warming up the fragile world and yet blames Malaysia for supposedly cutting down all the forests. Go to http://unfccc.int/2860.php

ECTU's dedicated and never ending function is to the continued protection and translocation of wild elephants, from areas where there is conflict between wild elephants and humans, into bigger and safer jungle reserves land while educating locals on the correct steps to protect their farms whilst supporting wildlife conservation.

This unit is one of its kind in the world where the possibilities of being charged or trampled byenraged wild elephants happens for 2/3 weeks every month! It is a thankless job where only a very tiny percentage of  the general public is aware of the existence, dedication and sacrifices these magnificent men make every month in order to provide a win-win situation for both the wild elephants and the human planters!

Currently, there are 32 full time and 6 contracted staff working, living in and near the centre complete with housing facilities.

Water is supplied and piped in from the upper reaches of the cool, clear and clean Sungai Batu waterfalls which lies within the gazetted " Protected Areas " of the Krau Game Reserve while
electricity supply is on a 24 hour basis.

Although the sanctuary was set up in late 1989, it was only in 1997 that the general Malaysian public and the world knew of its existence, thanks to the far sighted of a very good friend of the sanctuary, who is often referred to as The Elephant Man!

Not only did he suggested, created activities and led surprised visitors to this sanctuary, but unselfishly invited the media, tourist guides and travel agencies to see what the sanctuary has to offer as he realised that the sanctuary IS for everyone!

The rest, as they say....is history.

If you do meet him here during one of his volunteering visits
- feel free to ask anything there is about the sanctuary and elephants over a cup of tea and he will make your day a very unforgetable one for you! Be warned though - he will try his best to
convince you to pass the good word around and get material donations for the ETCU!


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(Pick & drop off at any KL Hotels)

Duration of Tours Approximately


Child (3~11yrs)

Batu Caves & Country Tour

3hrs RM 50 RM 30

Kuala Lumpur City Tour

3hrs RM 50 RM 30

Museum Orang Asli

3hrs RM 50 RM 30

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

3hrs RM 120 RM 100

Kuala Lumpur Night Tour

4hrs RM 120 RM 100

Sunway Lagoon

6hrs RM 110 RM 90

Genting Highlands Full Day Tour

8hrs RM 150 RM 100

Malacca Full Day Tour

8hrs RM 160 RM 120

Putrajaya Half Day Tour

4hrs RM 180 RM 130

Bukit Tinggi Day Tour

5hrs RM 150 RM 100

Malacca Tropical Fruit Farm


RM 270

RM 240
  Nature and Adventure Tours

Kuala Selangor Fireflies

6hrs RM 195 RM 175

Elephant Sanctuary

8hrs RM 195 RM 175

2D 1N 4 x 4 Adventure Endau Rompin

2Days RM 300 RM 240

Kuala Lumpur 4 x 4 Adventure Day Tour

6hrs RM 260 RM 150

Lata Kijang 4 x 4 Adventure Day Tour

8hrs RM 280 RM 200

Nature Walk - Sofia Waterfall

8hrs RM 120 RM 100
  FRIM (Forest Research Institute Malaysia) 4 hrs RM 150 RM  90

Templer Park Nature Walk

3hrs RM 80 RM 60

Nature Tour in the City

3hrs RM 120 RM 100
  White Water River Rafting 

Jeram Besu - Pahang

RM 230

Sungai Selangor  - Near Kuala Lumpur West Malaysia

RM 230

Sungai Itek/ Sungai Kampar

RM 230

Sedim River - Kedah

RM 180

Kiulu River Rafting - Sabah

RM 175

Padas River Rafting - Sabah

RM 200


  • Rates quoted in Malaysian Ringgit subject to 10 % service charge & 4.5 % e-commerce charge for credit card payments.
  • The Management reserve the rights to Amend the tour itinerary should any unforeseen circumstances arise.
  • The above rates valid from 1st April 2007 until further notice & subject to change.


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