Nestled in the dense forests of Ulu Muda forest, The Earth Lodge is one of the most unique and remote lodges in all of Southeast Asia. It provides an adventure guests will likely remember for the rest of their lives. Here, co-founder of Experience Travel Group, Tom, reviews his Earth Lodge experience.
Sarah Blaine is the co-founder of a pioneering project, to get Thai elephants back into their natural forest environment, living in their natural family groups. Here she shares her insider insights into elephant tourism in Thailand.
Founder of Gal Oya Lodge, Sangjay, shares his tips for travelling like an ‘insider’ in Gal Oya National Park – home to herds of elephants, crocodiles and various bird life. From joining local naturalists on wildlife research missions, to walking with Vedha chiefs through ancient forests, to enjoying boat safaris spotting elephants – he details how to make the best of your visit.
Sarah Blaine’s life changed after a visit to Thailand volunteering at an elephant project. Recognizing the obstacles the animals, mahout handlers and local families face, she set up Mahouts Elephant Foundation whose aim is to support responsible tourism in the country. Here she shares her story and details of her latest project: walking with elephants.
With an estimated 5000 wild Asian elephants still roaming the country’s low lands, Sri Lanka is a great country to experience these incredible mammals in the wild… there is no place is better than in Minneriya National Park.