TRAVELLING TO LAOS: THE ELEPHANT CONSERVATION CENTER
If you have the opportunity to travel with your family to Laos, the Elephant Conservation Center offers a unique experience to visitors wishing to contribute towards the protection of the Asian Elephant.
This family friendly center was launched in 2011 and welcomes visitors from all ages. It is managed by a team of elephant specialists that have been working towards the protection of elephants in Laos for over a decade, running welfare, vet care, breeding and mahouts training programmes.
You can book and join the ECC for an overnight stay and discover their center and elephants. You can stay one night at a private bamboo bungalow and enjoy the view on the majestic lake surrounded by tropical forest. You can also stay for a week and volunteer as part of the Elephant Conservation team! It will give you a more in-depth insight into what it takes to look after elephants.
The ECC has a special Kids in Conservation program. They partnership with several non-governmental organisations (Community Learning International, Eco-Sys Action…), and the Elephant Conservation Center promotes literacy within schools in rural Sayaboury province in northern Laos. They encourage literacy within schoolchildren by distributing Lao language resources and bringing students up close with the endangered Asian Elephant.
They also have some other wonderful programs like the Elephant nursery and the Baby Bonus program, and you can also sponsor an elephant.
You can visit their website for more information on how to contribute to the conservation of Asia’s most iconic species, and watch this video about the extraordinary and unique experience of visiting this center.
This Center is the perfect hideaway from mass tourism routes and a place where your visit can make a difference.