A fun day in the jungle with Mondulkiri elephants in our protected forest
Sen Monorom – Mondulkiri Project Jungle Lodge – Otey River & Waterfall – Sen Monorom
hike level: easy
group size: 1 to 20 guests
suitable season: any season
cost: $50 per person which includes guide, lunch and transport
- visiting the Mondulkiri Project’s Jungle Lodge
- feeding and following 5 Mondulkiri elephants through the jungle (no elephant riding)
- swimming with and washing elephants at the waterfall
- learning about elephants and Bunong culture and traditions
- lunch, relaxing and wildlife watching at the Jungle Lodge
8.30am Sen Monorom
Our tours depart from the Tree Lodge Bungalows, Tree Lodge Road, Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri.
If you are not staying at the Tree Lodge Bungalows we will pick you up from the main street of town at 8.20am.
8.45am – 9.00am
Drive to the starting point of the tour which offers views over the large area of forest which has been protected from logging by the Mondulkiri Project.
First we walk from the hilltop into the jungle to the Mondulkiri Project’s Jungle Lodge. Here you will listen to your guide talk about the Mondulkiri Project. Next it is time to meet the 5 elephants and their Mahouts. Take lots of photos, get close to the elephants and have fun feeding the elephants bananas. Watch as the elephants walk around eating bamboo and enjoying being elephants. You will also see them scratching against tree trunks and throwing dirt or mud on their backs.
12.00pm – 2.00pm
After walking back to the Jungle Lodge it is time for lunch and relaxing in hammocks. The Lodge has great views over the jungle and is a good place to view wildlife and many species of birds.
2.00pm – 4.30pm
In the afternoon we return to the bottom of the valley and walk to the waterfall for a swim. It is time to have fun swimming and washing our elephants in the river to keep their skin clean and healthy and free from infection. Elephants really enjoy having a bath! We then walk to another deeper waterhole where we watch some elephants playing in the mud and washing themselves before they walk off into the jungle.
4.30pm – 5.00pm
After saying goodbye to the elephants we walk back out of the jungle to our starting point before being driven back to Sen Monorom.