A Big Day Out
Since opening in 1997 the Mason Elephant Park & Lodge has garnered a reputation around the world as the blueprint on how elephants should be cared for in captivity. Set in the misty hinterlands of Taro, this multi-award winning park is Bali’s only dedicated elephant rescue facility and is home to 31 endangered Sumatran elephants, 4 of which were born here. The park provides guests with the opportunity to interact and learn about these gentle giants while giving the elephants a comfortable and safe environment.
The Park is set in 3.5 hectares and has been carefully landscaped to mimic as much as possible the original environment of the elephants’ previous home in Sumatra. The location in central Bali was also chosen for its cooler climate and more tropical location. For those reasons the elephants are kept cool and comfortable in this lush tranquil landscape.
We do not use brutal or cruel training methods, as all training is by repetition, reward and patience. Elephant rides are on specially-designed light teak wood seats that are heavily padded to cause no discomfort or injury to the elephant’s back. Riding an elephant actually helps by providing necessary exercise for its muscles, bone density, foot health and general wellbeing. In addition to our own regulations we actively support other like-minded global charities.
Our park follows the ‘5 Freedoms of Animal Welfare’ established in Great Britain in 1965 and in our 20 years of operation, the Mason Elephant Park & Lodge has been recognised by the international community and numerous animal welfare organisations such as the National Geographic Society as a Welfare Supporter and the World Wildlife Foundation as a Partner in Conservation.
Ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
By providing an appropriate environment and comfortable resting area.
By prevention via vitamins and minerals and rapid diagnosis and treatments with 24/7 vet care.
Normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
By ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
We offer 100% of your money back if you don’t find all advertised facilities and features on any of our Elephant tours or products.
The Elephant safari, was a unique experience we fed the elephants, took amazing pictures, watched a show beyond belief they were playing football, basketball, painting and doing acrobatics. We eventually rode the elephant through the forest was an amazing experience one of the highlights of my trip to Bali! Must go!
We treated ourselves to one night here as on our honeymoon in Bali. Was a tremendous experience. The elephants are beautiful and well looked after. We had an elephant chauffeur in the evening who took us to a candle lit dinner... Very romantic! A magical experience and a must do when in Bali.
Coming from the tropical island Of Seychelles, was great and awesome to see and feed those mammoth animals really close. As we do not have any kind of wild animal back home it was an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. Feeding the elephants at close range and being able to touch them was simply amazing!!
Getting close to the elephants and washing and scrubbing them brought me such happiness. Also I signed up for cycling and rafting, organized by Bali Adventure Tours, for which I got a discount due to staying as a guest. Very well-organized and superb guides!
It is clearly visible that the elephants are very well looked after as well as their environment. In addition, the staff are knowledgeable and gave us loads of information about each of the elephants and their history. Breakfast was good and the price of photos was very reasonable!
It was unreal just looking at all the elephants. They are all extremely well looked after and fed and loved. Slept comfortably in the air conditioned room, we woke and went down to wash and then swim with the elephants. This is an unforgettable resort destination, and would recommend to any and all travelers.
Just loved spending the day with these beautiful animals. Next time we visit we will be going for breakfast and bathing of these beautiful elephants. A must if you are in Bali. What a great time and our tour guide looked after us very well.
A great experience with the beautiful elephants who are treated very well and not forced to drag tourists around all day. Wonderful rooms, great food and especially the swimming with the elephants was such a lovely and special experience.
We had a lovely time here. The room was very comfortable but of course the highlight was getting up close to these beautiful animals. We watched them being bathed and gently cared for by their mahouts who just spoke to them to get them to turn or lie down which the elephants did happily.