Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary

Location: Pahang

Location Info

Address: Kuala Gandah, Lanchang, 28500 Pahang, Malaysia
Office Number: +609 279 0391

District » Lanchang



The elephant sanctuary is located about 150km away, which is about 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the hidden gems in Pahang, near to Lanchang. It was set up in 1985 by the Department of Wildlife and National Park and run by the Elephant Capture and Translocation Unit. It serves as an educational and perseverance of endangered and protected elephant in Malaysia. It also takes in any abandoned elephants, hence its name Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary.

It's open to public with no charges but if course donations are most welcome. It's a popular weekends and school holiday destinations as there are other wildlife sanctuaries around here too. The most awaited activity here is the elephant ride. You can also feed and bath the elephants by the river. There is also a presentation to give a better understanding of elephants and the work done at the center. An important fact I learned from the presentation is 'A full grown elephant can eat up to 225kg of food a day' Nearby attractions include the Orang Asli Settlement and Deerland Park.


By Car

From Kuala Lumpur, take the Karak Highway and exit at Lancang. Once at Lancang, take a left turn just right before a petrol station. Follow the signage to the elephant sanctuary. Before arriving, you will pass by the Orang Asli Settlement.

By Bus

Take sri Jengka Express bus from Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Jengka. Fromthere take a taxi for the short journey to the sanctuary

By Rail

KTM Berhad offers service to Bandat Jengka. From there take a taxi to the elephant sanctuary.