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 important to protect them. All money raised from visits and donations are used towards rescuing elephants, feed them, provide veterinary care as well as constructing land and infrastructure for them to live on.
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.
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
We are here to change. What used to be done by mahouts and their practices in terms of husbandry are no longer necessary. With the help of the Elephant Conservation Center of Sayaboury, we aim to fully involve them in our project.
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