Get Down to Grassroots and Work With the Community (and Elephants)
Today is elephant day! At 8 am you will be picked up from your hostel and head to the Sanctuary. By volunteering at the Elephant Sanctuary Cambodia, you will help regenerate the jungle habitat of the endangered Asian elephant, an essential task that ensures you leave a positive mark on your time in Cambodia.
Tree planting, seed collecting and trail-making are just some of the responsibilities you´ll have. It’s not often you can participate in a project that is literally at a grass-roots level that makes a genuine difference to a species’ survival.
You’ll arrive at the Elephant Sanctuary and prepare yourself to be involved in some activities. You will first have lunch before starting your task to prepare food for the elephants and take them for a walk in the jungle.
Spending time with these gentle creatures is the only motivation you’ll need to help them thrive in their natural habitat, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you form personal bonds with these characterful animals.
You will be living on-site in comfortable accommodation, where you will fall asleep to the sounds from the jungle. (All meals are vegetarian, with unlimited drinking water available.)
Accommodation: Elephant Sanctuary
You will be staying at the jungle lodge in the Elephant Sanctuary. The accommodation is very comfortable, and it is a magical experience to sleep immersed in wildlife, with the sounds of elephants, bats, and insects the only soundtrack to the night.
Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary is in a remote area north of Siem Reap. The project conserves 1 million acres of jungle habitat, approximately one hour north of Angkor Wat. The area is home to native species, flora and fauna such as tigers, monkeys, buffalos, and of course, the Asian elephant.
This experience will give you the chance to get up close to these beautiful majestic creatures. Prepare food, take them on a walk through the jungle and learn all about how this incredible project is working hard to protect Asia’s elephants.