Glimpses of elephant roaming wild in the forests of Southeast Asia are exceedingly rare. But a wonderful eco-tourism project near Sen Monorom offers the next best thing. In partnership with local Bunong (Pnong) mahouts and their families, the NGO ‘Elephants Livelihood Initiative Environment’ (‘ELIE’ for short) provides rehabilitation for injured, sick and retired pachyderms. Visitors are invited to spend a day or more with the animals, shadowing a small group as they graze in the forest. You can also help feed and bathe the elephants. A share of the profits are then ploughed back into health and welfare schemes for the local community. This is a model project of its kind and an experience that consistently receives glowing reviews from TransIndus clients.
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