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Elephant Sanctuary Volunteer Project, Cambodia

1-8 Weeks from

£640
18+
minimum age

  • Observe elephants in their natural habitat
  • Assist with the daily work of an Elephant sanctuary
  • Live and work in a vast tropical forest
  • Meet people from around the World
Overview

Overview

The Elephant sanctuary in Cambodia was established to save working elephants from the tourist and logging industry, so they can live their lives as free elephants. The project also works hard to create awareness and change attitudes in Cambodia around the elephant’s role as a work animal.

Testimonial

Testimonial

“It is something and somewhere I will remember for the rest of my life. I honestly can’t express how special of a place it is and I am so glad it is where I got the opportunity to see and learn so much more about elephants.”


Grainne Finnegan, Ireland 

Blog

In this blog piece, WorkingAbroad blogger Brenna Saunders examines the issues surrounding responsible tourism in Cambodia, which includes the cruel practice of riding elephants, but provides ethical alternatives and advice on what to look out for as a traveller.

Highlights

Highlights

Volunteers get to actively contribute to the daily work of the elephant sanctuary that includes important reforestation efforts, while also spending days learning about and observing these lovely animals in their natural habitat. All while getting to know people from around the World.

Location

Location

The Elephant sanctuary is located in the Mondulkiri region that is in the remote Eastern part of Cambodia. A scarcely populated part of the country close to the border of Vietnam, which offers volunteers a look into the countryside of Cambodia.

Free Time

Free Time

Volunteers can spend their free time relaxing, socialising or exploring. Whether visiting the local Mondulkiri waterfalls or going to another city in the weekends, volunteers have the chance to explore and get fully immersed in Cambodian culture and sights.

Elephant Sanctuary Volunteer Project, Cambodia

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