Elephant Safari Park Overview

The Elephant Park in Bali is considered one of the best in the world. Explore an extensive museum with a vast collection of elephant memorabilia, including one of the largest mammoth skeletons in Southeast Asia. This Safari Park in Bali provides visitors with the opportunity to encounter these majestic animals up close and humanely in an undeniably beautiful setting.

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Elephant Safari Park Bali was established in 1997 and is located in the misty hinterlands of Ubud, a response to the plight of the native elephant population in Sumatra, where deforestation and poaching eradicated their population. This park houses 27 critically endangered Sumatran elephants, six of which were born in this elephant rescue center. While giving guests the chance to learn and interact with these gentle giants, the park offers a comfortable and safe habitat for the large herd. Explore this sanctuary and more with exclusive Bali vacation package.

The park has been carefully landscaped within its four hectares to mimic the native Sumatra habitat for the elephants. This chosen location in central Bali was also selected due to its cooler climate and lush vegetation that aids in keeping the elephants comfy and cool in such a serene setting.

Elephant Safari park adheres to the '5 Freedoms of Animal Welfare', freedom from hunger and thirst, discomfort, pain, injury or discomfort; freedom to discuss; and freedom from distress and fear. There is no use of harsh or cruel methods of training here, as all training is based upon patience, reward and repetition. 

There are 27 Sumatran elephants residing within the beautiful botanical gardens of this resort surrounded by mountains and rainforests. A mammoth skeleton over 15,000 years old is also found in the park, making it one of the rarest sights in Southeast Asia. A comprehensive museum houses over 1000 exhibits in the park. Additionally, the museum has an information center that provides displays and a short graphic history of elephants in addition to a spa and an extensive collection of elephant-related items.

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• Experience the sounds of nature, eat a delicious fruit breakfast, and then interact with Bali's largest herd of 27 Sumatran elephants during various activities.
• Enjoy watching the resident giants plunging into the park lake between rides, painting, or other activities
• Enjoy observing, hand feeding, petting, and taking photos of the elephants while learning more about them
• Take part in one of elephants' favorite daily rituals by taking part in barefoot washing, bathing, and riding in their bathing lake
• While enjoying a full breakfast buffet in the Park Restaurant, view the elephants soaking up the morning sun and drying off
• Watch the elephants display their inborn intelligence as they partake in small tricks like swinging hula hoops, painting, shooting a basket, and kicking soccer ball
• Take a scenic and informative elephant ride through the Taro jungle and the park to experience the wild side
• Enjoy an evening safari ride in the dimly lit forest before enjoying a gourmet buffet dinner, and conclude the evening with an Elephant Education Show
• Browse the Park's gift shop and purchase a variety of elephant-related items such as carvings, paintings, jewelry, and clothing.

How To Reach

Location: Jalan Elephant Safari Park Banjar Desa Taro Tegallalang, Taro, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

By car/scooter:Renting a scooter from Ubud and taking a short drive to the Elephant Sanctuary Ubud is your best shot. There is a 30-minute drive from Ubud, or an approximate 1.5 to 2 hour drive if you are traveling from other tourist areas like Canggu, Kuta and Sanur. It is recommended that if you are uncomfortable riding a scooter you hire a private vehicle and a driver for the day.

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Best Time To Visit

Make sure that you visit here during the opening hours to take the best out of your trip. Also, this is the time when the climate is also cool, hence making it easy for you to enjoy the blissful natural surroundings.

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Other Essential Information

You can stay with the elephants in the park's Mason Elephant Lodge, which is one of the best hotels in Bali.

On your balcony you will hear the sounds of elephants, and the rooms offer free air conditioning, breakfast, comfortable beds, WiFi, and other amenities that you would expect of a Bali hotel. You get to stay in Paddy View, Garden View, Taro Executive, and Park View rooms that are replete with king-size beds, Jacuzzi and private terraces. Here are a few more Ubud hotels that are within driving distance of the Elephant Safari Park if you're looking for more options: Umah Djane Guesthouse, Ponkdok Serayu, Adiwana Unagi Suites, and the Kanyon Resort. 

Tips for visiting

Be sure to turn off the flashlight on your camera or mobile phone when taking photographs. It is because a flashlight may scare an elephant, and this may cause the elephant to become violent and attempt to attack visitors.

You should always follow the prescribed route when going on an elephant safari in the sanctuary. Don't deviate from the path in search of better wildlife encounters.

If you are close to an elephant you should remain calm and avoid provoking the giant with loud noises. 

Consider wearing clothing that has camouflage prints or neutral colors in order to avoid the risk of elephant attacks that may occur from bright colors.

Food that has a pungent smell attracts elephants; therefore, avoid carrying such foods.

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Day Wise Timings
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Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Point of Interest for Elephant Safari Park
Elephant Feeding and Bathing

Elephant Feeding and Bathing

Feeding the elephants is one of the most enjoyable activities in the park. You can pet and cuddle them, as they seem to enjoy the attention. Get the unique privilege of bathing, and riding bareback atop the elephants as they splash in their bathing lake, one of their favorite routines. There is actually something very enjoyable about this experience and the most enjoyable aspect is watering the elephants down and scrubbing the mud off from their leather-like skin. 

While feeding or bathing the elephants, you can have your picture taken with them. At this park, you can feed the elephants palm stems as a typical treat, but you can also treat them to a fresh fruit basket as a special treat.

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Check out the Elephant Museum

Check out the Elephant Museum

A large museum is located at the entrance of the Elephant Safari Park in Bali and it contains a cast replica of a giant mammoth skeleton as well as other interesting exhibits. The exhibition is more of a mini-museum, but there are many interesting artifacts and everything is of excellent quality. Among the display items are Balinese Kris daggers and old carvings of tusks from other Indonesian islands.

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Indulge in Photoshoots

Indulge in Photoshoots

The most extravagant option is to do a private photo shoot with a Sumatran elephant with large tusks. Featuring the most photogenic and spectacular elephant in the jungle without any chains or safety fences in the way, this is one of the highlights of a visit to the park.

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Watch the Elephant Talent Show

Watch the Elephant Talent Show

An exclusive talent show that takes place every day involves three elephants entertaining you in an arena. Even though this show is very brief (15 minutes), it is nevertheless an excellent way to learn about the natural behavior of the largest land mammal in the world. Also, it is a means of demonstrating the elephants' inherited intelligence. A good example of this is when they perform small tricks, such as kicking soccer balls, shooting basketballs, swinging hula hoops, and even painting.

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Elephant Safari Park FAQs

Which is the best elephant sanctuary in Bali?

Elephant Safari Park Bali is the best elephant park in Bali without a doubt. Apart from admiring the remarkable memorabilia at the souvenir shop, you will also get to ride these beautiful animals through the Taro jungle on your visit.

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Is Elephant Safari Park Bali worth visiting?

Yes, home to the largest herd of 27 Sumatran elephants, Elephant Safari Park Bali is definitely worth a visit. To make your trip to Bali more memorable, head to this amazing park and interact with these intelligent creatures.

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