Elephant Safari Park Lodge
What We Love
- Up-close-and-personal elephant experiences that you can’t get anywhere else
- Unique setting in a lush sanctuary near Bali’s art and culture hub, Ubud; if you’re looking for beaches stay elsewhere
- Sunset drinks overlooking the lodge’s pond
What To Know
- Family-friendly; the elephant experiences are tailored to all ages
- The hotel can arrange activities like hiking, rafting and mountain biking with parent company Bali Adventure Tours
- The sanctuary is 30 minutes north of Ubud (shuttles to town are available) and 75 minutes from the international airport (airport transfers can be arranged)
- Spa treatments incorporate local ingredients like avocado, aloe vera and ginseng
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Taro, you’ll be in a provincial park and minutes from Elephant Safari Park, and close to Tirta Empul Temple. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Tegallalang Handicraft Center and Gunung Kawi Temple.
Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We had heard mixed reviews about Mason Elephant Lodge regarding the treatment of the elephants so visited not knowing what to expect. What we found was an extremely well kept place and well looked after elephants.
As well as breeding elephants the majority are rescued from Sumatra. We took the elephant ride and was an extremely informative 30 minutes.
The park wasn’t too busy and plenty to do.
What a fun day! When you sign up for breakfast and bathing the elephants you get more than you bargain for. I totally wasn’t expecting the breakfast to be more than a continental one, however it was filled with flaky, soft croissants and pastries, to bacon, eggs and fresh juices. After eating you get to scrub these gentle giants down, while snapping pictures. Over in the pond you get to mount one and ride it into the water with them. Hold on or squeeze your legs tightly against them because you will be submerged into the water unexpectedly. Don’t worry, your head will not get wet. I didn’t chose the option to ride the elephants because having breakfast, bathing and playing with them was good enough for me. Enjoy yourself!
I was applied at how nice the place looks. Very well manicured. I loved the greenery around the facility. The elephants looked well cared for and I like that there were no chains attached to their leg. It was very nice to interact with the elephants bath, feed and showed them affection. Lunch was nice also, several options to choose from. I would definitely go back. I also met Eka who work there. Very nice girl. Thanks for the bike ride. 😆 lol. It was my first time on a scooter/motorcycle. Wifi is available but it wasn't stable for me. I kept having to re-login. Overall; I enjoyed my experience with the elephants. I wish there were enough people interested in the helicopter ride. I probably would have highly considered participating, since I never been in a helicopter before and it is on the bottom of my bucket list.
We had a great time with the elephants.The place looked well maintained. You have the options to ride the elephant or just take photos. The staffs were friendly & helpful. We had a great experience there.
We were a little hinky about the elephant preserve going into it, and while many have belabored the point of the ethics of such a place, I'll leave it at this - Mason's grounds are spacious, safe and beautiful. The handlers are gentle and knowledgeable. The elephants are ravenous for sweet potatoes, carrots and fruit.
Having an elephant adeptly and gently take a piece of a carrot out of your hand is pretty amazing. Being able to brush and run your hands along the flank of a 3 ton elephant who is unchained is magical.
Riding an elephant wasn't our thing, and "bathing" with an elephant wasn't either (too much poo in the water), but the experience was extremely memorable for all the right reasons.