Amazing Elephant Experience in Bali
If you also want to get up close and personal with elephants, feed them, pet them, or perhaps bathe with them in a lake, then this park was made for you.
Located near Ubud, Bali, the Mason Elephant Park & Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience with these majestic creatures. As we had the opportunity to visit this extraordinary establishment a few weeks ago, we were truly amazed by our up-close encounter with elephants and the park's commitment to conservation. I’ve visited several parks like this in the past in other countries and I must say this one is really outstanding , the elephants are well-kept, and being taken cared of.
The park opened in 1997 and one of the most remarkable aspects of it is its dedication to rescuing elephants. Many of the resident elephants have been saved from perilous situations, such as poaching and deforestation in Sumatra. By providing them with a safe and nurturing environment, Mason Elephant Park has become a sanctuary for these incredible animals.
Upon entering the park, we were greeted by the enchanting sight of elephants roaming freely in a spacious and well-maintained habitat. The park's primary goal is to educate visitors about the importance of conservation and the need to protect elephants from harm. Both children and adults can participate in various activities designed to promote understanding and respect for these intelligent creatures. Elephants here are surprisingly friendly - at first I was a bit uncertain of getting close to them because a few years ago in Sri Lanka our Jeep during a Safari was attacked by an angry elephant- but here there is nothing to worry about.
One of the highlights of our visit was the opportunity to feed and touch the elephants. It was a truly magical experience to be so close to these gentle giants and hug their trunk or pet their heads and ears, or just to watch them smash and eat a whole coconut in minutes.
The park staff provided us with sugar canes, which we used to interact with the elephants. Their large trunks gently reached out to take the food from our hands, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
If you want to treat them with more delicious snacks you can buy a fruit and vegetable plate which they’ll be very happy eat. They even follow you to the lake and you can sit next to them and feed them, as you can see in my photo.
In addition to the close encounters, Mason Elephant Park & Lodge offers a range of extra activities for visitors to enjoy. These activities are not included in the entrance fee and require separate payment. One of the popular activities is the Elephant Safari Ride, where visitors can ride an elephant through the park and surrounding area. This unique experience allows you to see the park from a different perspective as you traverse the lush landscape atop an elephant.
For those seeking an even more immersive elephant experience, the park also offers Jumbo Wash - where you can wash, scrub and caress the elephants or Lake Bathe, where you can have an amazing experience with the elephants in their bathing lake. This is a rare opportunity to ride bareback atop the elephants as they play, splash and dunk in their bathing lake.
Visiting the Mason Elephant Park & Lodge comes with an entrance fee which includes access to the park, and walking around the observation decks. You can see the prices of the tickets and the extra activities below as they are in December 2023.
The fee may vary depending on the time of visit and additional activities chosen- since they offer combo tickets as well. It is advisable to check the park's official website or contact them directly to obtain the latest information regarding prices and ticket options.
Overall, our experience at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge was truly unforgettable. Being able to get up close with the rescued elephants, feeding and touching them, left us with a deep appreciation for these incredible creatures. The park's commitment to conservation and education is admirable, making it a must-visit destination for any animal lover or wildlife enthusiast visiting Bali.
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Amazing Elephant Experience in Bali