Non-riding Elephant Preservation Sanctuary
WE WELCOME YOU
The Mekong Elephant Park is an eco-tourism project located on the banks of the Mekong, opposite the village of Pakbeng. Founded in 2008, elephants are of utmost importance to us, and their welfare is our main goal.
We offer visitors the chance to discover the privileged role elephants play in Lao culture and why it is so important to fight now to protect them before it’s too late. All money raised from visits and donations are used to rescue elephants, to feed them, provide veterinary care, provide land and construct infrastructure for them to live correctly and to allow their life-long guide, their mahout to receive a decent salary.
ABOUT MEKONG ELEPHANT PARK
Designed as a pilot project for the ecotourism industry, the Mekong Elephant Park demonstrates the founders’ aim of promoting sustainable tourism and supporting a species whose survival is threatened species by urbanization and the abuses they are confronted with.
This project combines:
- An environmental purpose: preserving a threatened species.
- An economic and social ambition: suggesting alternatives for the mahouts and their families;
- A touristic aim conceived and planned in order to respect the two aspects above.
Conservation through tourism.
By visiting us at the Mekong Elephant Park, you will discover a small world of people dedicated to the preservation of Elephants of Laos. Our teams are composed of passionate people working together to enhance the vision of animal protection.
NOW LET’S WORK
We want to offer our elephants the chance to live in their natural environment and live in harmony with nature and humans. They were forced to work under contraints decades ago and it is our duty to give them back their life and let them just be.
IT’S UP TO US
What has been done in the past and ancient practices in terms of husbandry are no longer necessary. We aim to fully involve the mahouts in our project and to contribute with the perpetuation of a centuries old profession while being sure our elephants have the best care possible.
What our friends say about us?
This place is a heaven for the elephant as the staff respect the elephant and want the best for them. Very authentic place.”
– Anna on Trip Advisor
– René Karthaus on Google Places
– Louise B on Trip Advisor
– Batti on Google Places
- Evelyne on MEP Facebook
– Kayla on MEP Facebook
– Johann on Google Places
– Margie on Trip Advisor
Accredited GOLD AWARD
for elephant welfare