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BORN AT AN ETHICAL SANCTUARY

SAMUI ELEPHANT HAVEN IS A SANCTUARY ON KOH SAMUI FOR RESCUED ELEPHANTS

The Haven is a beautiful and ethical sanctuary for elephants rescued from types of elephant exploitation practices including trekking, performing in circuses, logging, and street begging.

Lush Koh Samui jungles envelop our sanctuary which sits proudly atop undulating hills and commands impressive views over the Gulf of Thailand and Koh Phangan. We provide a safe home to a remarkable herd of rescued elephants.

Founder of Samui Elephant Haven, Maew Suriya, ensures that the rescued elephants are now free to roam through the haven and can express their natural instincts through play and interaction by foraging for native plants and bathing in the various pools throughout the 60 rai sanctuary.

Visitors choosing the Haven will have meaningful encounters with these magnificent elephants, learn about their individual histories and traits while supporting ethical tourism.  Guests will also have the opportunity of meeting a herd of beautiful cows, some clucking chickens, and the Haven’s rescue dogs.

SAMUI ELEPHANT HAVEN'S RESCUED ELEPHANTS

Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Nong Pech

Nong Pech

November 2016
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Moloair

Moloair

November 2016
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Sri Nin

Sri Nin

August 2018
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Sudarat

Sudarat

October 2018
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Plai Bang

Plai Bang

November 2018
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Somboon

Somboon

May 2019
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Sri Nuan

Sri Nuan

May 2019
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Kwan Samui

Kwan Samui

June 2019
Koh Samui Rescued Elephant Sorn Ram

Sorn Ram

July 2019
Koh Samui Baby Elephant Haven

Haven

December 2019

THE HAVEN FAMILY TIMELINE

Who

Great grandfather
Grandfather
Noi

Where

Ban Ta Klang

Why

Raising elephants for transportation and farming jobs.  Eventually, the village grew so big that many of the villagers were displaced and moved to other areas of Thailand.

LATEST HAVEN NEWS

The Haven[ly] Trumpet is a blog that shares all of Samui Elephant Haven’s news.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SAMUI ELEPHANT HAVEN

SOME OF OUR LOVELY GUEST REVIEWS

The most amazing experience

Elephants are one of my favourite animals. So getting to not only meet and feed these gentle giants but knowing I was supporting a cause working to end the cruelty these endure for tourism was a dream. No treks, no forced bathing, no chains or violence. Just open spaces and a lot of bananas. Please consider this ethical experience if you are thinking of visiting elephants.

Reviewed by samiamary
Sep 9, 2019

Incredible

This place was so incredible! The staff treated their elephants so well and you could tell how much they really care for the elephants. I had an amazing time meeting all of the elephants and the guides did an incredible job telling us their stories. If you are looking for an ethical experience with elephants, then this is the place for you!

Reviewed by Evelyn6678
Aug 31, 2019

Absolutely loved it!

I was perhaps a bit sceptical — how good could it be? But we were totally blown away. It was truly transformative. It is incredible to see the elephants up close, feed them, pet them and learn about them. The guides are very knowledgeable and give you all the background about how logging and riding and training has hurt these creatures. Not to mention the lunch at the end is delicious! Highly recommend!

Reviewed by chrisb3221
Aug 27, 2019

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