I could NOT leave this place and stayed 4 nights in total. After spending several days in busy , wonderful Ubud, it was incredible to take some time in the magical, serene 'jungle' of Taro. It blew my mind when I checked in and the staff told me that at 6:45pm the elephant would pick me up for dinner! There's a beautiful itinerary crafted personally for you and your stay which includes daily elephant rides , pick up for dinner, free delicious breakfast, incredible dinners and magical one-to-one time with the elephants where I swam with and washed them. And that doesn't even mention the elephant talent show!
Infinite thank you's to the wonderful front office staff I met - Lenny, Wayan and Made. Thank you Putra - you were the first person I met and were so kind and accommodating. I also adored Yanty at the restaurant and feel incredibly blessed to have additionally met amazing mahout ( elephant trainers ) such as Nick, Udin and Made just to name a few.
All of the elephants are so special, but I was especially captured by Tagore - the 2nd biggest boy at the park :) The staff will take incredible pictures of you with the elephants - the ones I have with Tagore are priceless! Special thanks to Tagore's mahout (name begins with S - it has escaped my mind right now).
I can't wait to go back ASAP. Who knows...I may even consider a career change to become a mahout. In that case, I'll need someone to train me (hint hint). :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bali’s “Most Unique Hotel" & Winner of the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards – Best Eco Lodge. Ideal for animal & nature lovers, guests staying at the Elephant Safari Park Lodge arise to the sights & sounds of gentle giants set among lush botanical gardens & jungle. Get up close & personal with Bali's largest herd of 31 Sumatran elephants at the island's premiere interactive & intimate elephant experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elephant Safari Park Hotel Ubud
- Elephant Safari Park And Lodge
- Elephant Safari Park & Lodge Ubud, Bali