“Hands-down the experience of a lifetime, an absolute must do for anyone visiting Phuket!!
This reserve is an amazing place for close encounters with beautifully cared for and loved elephants. It’s also eco-friendly and conservation-focused. No single-use plastics and all the elephant dung is recycled into beautiful paper or bio-gas for cooking and compost.
I absolutely loved my time there and highly recommended!”
WELCOME TO THE PHUKET NATURE RESERVE ELEPHANT HABITAT
The Phuket Nature Reserve Elephant Habitat is an accredited & sustainable eco-tourism project located on the west coast of the tropical island of Phuket Thailand.
Founded in 2019, elephant conservation is of the utmost importance to us, and the elephant’s welfare is our main goal.
GOLD STAR ACCREDITATION
A proud member and internationally certified to the highest level of elephant care & welfare standards by the strict ACES (Asian Captive Elephants Standards) accreditation criteria.
Support the ethical and proper treatment of elephants in Thailand!
We offer visitors the chance to join our rescued elephants in their natural environment and experience a journey that will inspire, educate and leave you in awe.
All money raised from visits is used towards rescuing elephants, feeding them, providing veterinary care, supporting the local Mahouts and staff as well as constructing land and infrastructure for the elephants to live on.
We thank you for your support and very much look forward to seeing you soon!
FREE HIGH-QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE
(Support our ban on single-use plastic!)
EXPERIENCE OUR ELEPHANT WELFARE PROGRAM
Join us for an outstanding journey of learning, care and adventure with our rescued elephants.
Fun, educational & a great example of eco-tourism done right!
Nature jungle hike with the elephants to hilltop viewpoint!
Special hydrotherapy pool for exercise & rehabilitation
Elephant Dung Recycling Centre converting dung into paper & biogas for cooking
Mud and sand spa observation & eduction
Herbal treatment area preparing & cooking herbal treats for the elephants
Elephant life and vet care learning about diet and medical care
Delicious Thai lunch with the elephants and COMPLIMENTARY cooking demonstration
COMPLIMENTARY stainless steel water flask to keep, supporting our ban on single-use plastic
COMPLIMENTARY program photos
Bathrooms, lockers and showers available
Enjoy the Elephant Habitat Cafe
And of course, a truly amazing experience!
THERUOPUTIC HYDROTHERAPY POOL
ELEPHANT LIFE & VET CARE LEARNINGS
SOOTHING MUD & SAND SPA
BEAUTIFUL ELEPHANT NATURE JUNGLE HIKE
NUTRITIOUS HERBAL TREATMENT
ELEPHANT DUNG RECYCLING CENTRE
Strong focus on visitor education, elephant dung recycling program & vet care insights
Genuine welfare initiatives & certification by the Asian Captive Elephant Standards (ACES)
No single-use plastic, strict recycling policies and utilizing solar power
100% no chaining, riding or swimming with the elephants
“An absolutely amazing day! Kids got to prepare food for the elephants, feed them, follow them on a hike through the jungle and watch them bathe. Lovely to see rescued elephants being looked after so well. Highly recommended!
Thank you for a fantastic experience that we will never forget!”
– Ange Webb, UK
Located near the famous beaches on the west coast of Phuket Thailand, the Phuket Nature Reserve Elephant Habitat is an educational, sustainable and eco-friendly elephant conservation sanctuary providing a safe home to overworked and tired elephants rescued from the Thailand tourist industry.
As a pioneer in eco-tourism, our elephants have come from elephant riding parks, circus shows, the logging industry, street begging and other tourist attractions where they have often been exploited and neglected and welcomed into our natural jungle environment to live a protected & peaceful life.
We strive to build a natural environment with no single-use plastic and a high emphasis on sustainable living, reducing waste and looking after our planet and animals in the best way possible.
At the Phuket Nature Reserve Elephant Habitat, we invite visitors to come and learn about our beautiful gentle giants, observe and look after them at our stunning natural jungle elephant sanctuary in a sustainable manner that eliminates stress while providing a real connection and experience to our visitors
We guarantee a visit will leave you educated and inspired with a huge sense of appreciation & gratitude for the elephants, one of the most intelligent, graceful and largest land animals alive today!
“Amazing experience from beginning to end. Visiting this elephant sanctuary was a highlight of our holiday in Phuket.
The whole team really care about the wellbeing of the elephants. Highly recommended!”
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