“An informative morning enjoyed by all. A great example of eco-tourism done right. Love the freedom of the elephants!”
The Phuket Nature Reserve – Elephant Habitat was founded by a passionate group of knowledgeable experts in the elephant welfare field.
With over 50 years of collective experience, the Phuket Nature Reserve – Elephant Habitat opened in early 2020 with a goal of providing a safe, inspiring and sustainable sanctuary for rescued elephants whilst enabling visitors to enjoy a fun range of educational activities with the elephants in their natural environment.
Set on 30rai of lush jungle with hilltop views in close proximity to the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Phuket Thailand, the team incorporated a strong emphasis on building a single-use plastic-free sanctuary, strict recycling policies and incorporating sustainable practices at every opportunity.
Our Elephant Dung Recycling Center, hydrotherapy pool, nature jungle hike, herbal treatment area and massive overnight elephant shelters are just some of the special ways of achieving this goal.
We continually strive to provide the highest standards in elephant welfare accomplished by our close partnership with the Asian Captive Elephant Standards (ACES) an independent enterprise that provides best practice standards for the welfare, living and working conditions for all elephants engaged in tourism.
We invite you to visit and check out our sanctuary for yourself and experience what many as saying is “an experience of a lifetime that they will never forget!”
See you soon!
What Makes Us Different?
Mud & sand spa observation and education
A guniune elephant sanctuary that puts the wellbeing of the elephants as top priority
Certification by the Asian Captive Elephant Standards (ACES)
FREE stainless steel water bottle for all visitors supporting our ban on single-use plastic
The largest nighttime elephant shelters in Phuket resulting in 100% no elephant chaining
A beautiful natural environment set on 30rai of lush jungle
Utilization of solar power for electricity
SEVEN amazing and interactive activities
Prepare elephant food and meet & feed the elephants
Special hydrotherapy pool for exercise & rehabilitation
Herbal treatment area preparing & cooking herbal supplements for the elephants
A beautiful nature jungle hike with the elephants to hilltop viewpoint!
Special Elephant Dung Recycling Center converting dung into paper and bio-gas for cooking
Elephant life & vet care learning about the diet and daily health checks
Cooking demonstration and lunch with the elephants!
Enjoy our Elephant Habitat Cafe
And of course a fantastic experience!