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Address: Sen Monorom, Cambodia
Phone Number:
+855(0)97 816 2770
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We at the Bunong Elephant Project strive to provide tours and elephant...

We at the Bunong Elephant Project strive to provide tours and elephant encounters that are ethical both to the welfare of the animals and to the indigenous communities here in Mondulkiri. In our elephant experience, visitors do not ride the elephants but do get to walk with them in the jungle, feed them by hand, and bathe them in the river. This kind of elephant encounter is very enjoyable and allows visitors to experience elephants being elephants in their natural habitat!

We also offer jungle treks and sight seeing tours. Please visit our website to find out more and get in touch.

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Walking with ekephants

Loved our time with the elephants and our guide Torn today. I felt relaxed all the time, it was well planned and executed, the elephants were gentle and seemed well treated, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our time with the elephants and our guide Torn today. I felt relaxed all the time, it was well planned and executed, the elephants were gentle and seemed well treated, and the local food was innovative (although not suitable for our 9 and 12 year olds although they only eat fried rice so not surprising!). Torn speaks great English... More 

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1 Thank fitandfabforty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuon, the owner was an excellent guide. He is passionate about protecting the elephants and about the safety of his guests. He is also genuinely interested in making the experience a valuable one. We got very close to the elephants but felt it was not invading their space too much and we knew that they always had they upper hand... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two days with Bunong Elephant project, the first day our guide Nara was just amazing. We had a really good time with him in the jungle. He speak a good English and know few words in French. The trek was good (maybe just a bigger lunch should be better during the trek), we didn't see any animals but... More 

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Thank style2vies
Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Torn for the nice day with the elephants. We went as a group of 8 people and were brought to the forest. After a 20-30 walk, we crossed the river to meet the elephants. Our guide Torn explained very detailed about minority people, animism and the elephant project. We had a lot of space for questions. The whole... More 

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Thank daginaction
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for one day with the elephant with an English speaker guide. We walked in the jungle, the guide is very thoughful of everyone. We met the elephants in their naturel environment which is the jungle. We feed them carefully and respecfully. For the lunch, we eat well and take time to have a rest in a very small... More 

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Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were recommended this activity by our host at The indigenous Peoples Lodge where we were staying (which was excellent by the way). Ton the project founder and guide picked us up in his 4x4 at 8.30am and drove on ever fainter tracks to the edge of the forest. After approximately 40minutes of walking and a log and bamboo bridge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

One of the owners invited us to have a drink with him at his shop the evening before the trip to get to know each other. He is incredibly kind and willing to speak of Cambodian culture. He cares deeply about caring for the elephants and local community.

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This was one of the best days of our recent holiday in Cambodia. It was a total privilege to spend the day with these majestic creatures in the jungle. We loved watching Happy Lucky and Baku enjoy dust, mud and finally river baths. Torn was so passionate about the whole project it was an absolute joy. You can read the... More 

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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It is not only one that take care about elephants and environment respecting them, but also you learn a lot about native culture and their cosmovision. It is nice and a good option to support local initiatives as this one while traveling even more with such a respectful perspective about context and tourism. Thanks a lot to them :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

An amazing experience thanks to our guide Torn. Day 1: Watching the elephant in the forest, feeding them and get all the explanations from Torn about how the community protect the elephant, and the culture and traditions of Bunong people. Trekking in the forest, rice fields, and lunch in one of villagers'farm. The dish was delicious, all the ingredients are... More 

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