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Mason Elephant Park, Sebatu

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World heritage site · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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Trek on the back of some of nature's biggest beasts at Mason Elephant Park, a center offering a range of experiences and ways to interact with the animals. You can assist in bathing the huge, stoic creatures after a day spent touring the Taro forest in a convoy of elephants led by local guides. The park provides a range of activities for adventurous and sporty travelers, including kayaking, rafting, and mountain biking in its ample grounds. Consider having a traditional massage in the modern on-site spa or stay over in one of the many available lodges to experience breakfast with the elephants the next morning. Plan to visit Mason Elephant Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sebatu attractions using our Sebatu trip planner.
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  • Extremely expensive, extremely small park. You go around in 5 minutes. It’s a tourist trap pretending being good for the elephants but at the end of the day they just are toys for the tourists. It’s.....  more
    Extremely expensive, extremely small park. You go around in 5 minutes. It’s a tourist trap pretending being good for the elephants but at the end of the day they just are toys for the tourists. It’s.....  more »
  • Management how do you answer the fact people are saying these animals are shacked up most of the time on short chains, are not allowed to roam and have hooks/pins & bats used to get them to... 
    Management how do you answer the fact people are saying these animals are shacked up most of the time on short chains, are not allowed to roam and have hooks/pins & bats used to get them to...  more »
  • We decided to wash the elephants, it felt like a wonderful once in a lifetime experience, no harm to the elephants, they seemed comfortable. 
    We decided to wash the elephants, it felt like a wonderful once in a lifetime experience, no harm to the elephants, they seemed comfortable.  more »
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  • A great way to spend a morning. We scrubbed, washed and swam with the elephants before meeting the naughty baby who was trying to grab my bag 🤣. The staff were very friendly, had excellent English and didn’t try and sell us photos etc. instead taking our own phones and using them. Our excursion also included lunch, which was pretty good (most western food). There is a nice gift shop where they sell there own brand of chocolate. Great experience.
  • Very well trained elephants. Kids friendly place very playful atmosphere clean very well maintained place must go place with children. Ary gallery, wet rides elephant bath all activities are too good and shops inside the place got really good stuff
  • This was truly one of the best experiences in my life! We had so much fun and the happy elephants were very well cared of. Staff, Service and the owners made our stay very special! Thank you Nigel and your family for everything! We love you all! 10/10 - Must Visit!
  • Most amazing experience. The elephants look so well cared for and happy here. I loved elephant bathing and swimming with the elephant, which is really riding and elephant through the water.
  • We have mixed opinions about this Sanctuary. We had an absolute amazing experience with the elephants, they seemed to be happy, well treated and not afraid of humains. We did the lake bath with them and loved every second of it. The elephants were walking around in the water, not being directed and also enjoying themselves. We saw a few elephants go freely in the park and in the lake to play without tourists and they had the same behaviour as they did when we were with them. However, most of the elephants in the park were chained to their "resting pads" and the chain was very short. It didn't give them much freedom to move as they would like to. The park justifies it by saying that not all the elephants get along and fights between them could occur if they weren't chained to their resting pads for a part of the day. They also mention that each elephant has a specific diet and the pads helps the park to keep track of the diets and elephants as individuals. They ensure the tourists that the elephants take turns to be chained and tk go to the lake for a swim and to the jungle for a walk. Also we saw 2 trainers with a baby elephant and they explained to us that we baby was separated from its mother to make him independent. The baby elephant was with another elephant during the training to keep him reassured. We don't know exactly what are the training methods. They had snacks and a sort of metallic tool for the training.. They really get fed well and the park is very clean. This park got an award in 2019 (gold certification from Asian captive elephants standards ) for being ethical and transparent about their training methods. Hopefully it's still the case nowadays.

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