Elephant ride

Visitor feed elephant

A visit to this elephant sanctuary will surely leave you feeling awe-struck. Elephants located here are rescued from the wild and taken for rehabilitation to teach them to co-exist peacefully with man. Children enjoy bathing with elephants; the experience starts with a ride on the pachyderm's back before plunging into the cool river. These creatures are well trained, very gentle and obedient.

Other activities include feeding and grooming these magnificent animals. Showers and toilets are on hand and rustic wooden houses are available as picnic and relaxation spots.

If you need further information on this topic, please leave in the comment. I will revert back in the same comment column.


  1. Mei // June 1, 2007 at 1:12 AM  


    We are really interested in driving to Kuala Gandah in December but we need to know if we need to book with the Sanctuary to go. Do you have any contact details for the sanctuary - email and telephone number? Any information will be most appreciated! Thank you!

    Marc & Mei

  2. Tuan Rumah // June 1, 2007 at 3:12 AM  

    Hi Mei & Marc,
    They don't have email address. You can call +603-9075 2872 or visit their website http://www.myelephants.org
    How to drive there:
    By Road
    From Kuala Lumpur, take the Karak Highway heading towards Lancang District, passing the Karak Village along the way. Once in Lancang, you should be able to see a BP gas station by the side of the road. Turn left into the road before the gas station, then follow the ample road signs along the way and head towards Bolok. You will pass an Orang Asli settlement and at the end of that road, you will reach the Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary. The journey takes between 2 to 2 1/2 hours and is 160km from Kuala Lumpur.
    Please email me directly if you need further info, thanks

  3. Mei // June 5, 2007 at 8:01 PM  

    Thank you so much for your help. We will give them a call and ask if we need to book a place. We are from Melbourne and will be visiting Penang then driving to KL and then to Kuala Gandah (if they are open and we can get a place). Really looking forward to seeing and interacting with the elephants. Once again, we really appreciate your kind help.

  4. wengchun // February 18, 2008 at 11:00 PM  

    i suggest visiting the wildlife dept's website at http://www.wildlife.gov.my/webpagev3_english/bhg_ecogandah.htm rather than the myelephants.org website.