National Elephant Conservation Centre, Kuala Gandah

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) of Peninsular Malaysia, has the following objective:

Vision: Spearheading wildlife conservation for the well being of Malaysians.

Mision: Committed to the conservation of wildlife and its habitat for future generations.

Objective: To strengthen wildlife conservation programmes through management, enforcement, enrichment and research of wildlife.

Maintaining the integrity of Protected Areas for the benefits of research, education, economic, aesthetic, recreation and ecological function.

To enhance knowledge, awareness and public participation towards wildlife conservation..

 

How to Get to National Elephant Conservation Centre, Kuala Gandah, Lanchang, Pahang.

The journey to Kuala Gandah, Lanchang, Pahang from Kuala Lumpur by own transportation takes about 2 hours through East Coast Expressway (Lebuh Raya Pantai Timur) end up at Lanchang junction.

 

Accommodation

There are accommodation provided nearby National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC) such as homestay managed by local communities.

 

Nature Guide Services

Visitors are encouraged to use Nature Guide Services during your visit at NECC Kuala Gandah. Fee of  RM50.00 for one Nature Guide Service (Maximum 12 people for one nature guide service).

 

Visitor Timetable

Time Activities
 10.00 am REGISTRATION

Registration (sticker / visitor pass) for the visitors is a must.

 

INTERPRETATION CENTRE

Recommendation for the visitors to visit this centre for more information.

 10.30 am – 12.00 pm YOUNG ELEPHANT OBSERVATION :

Visitor will be able to observe the young elephant roaming freely and at the same time feed young elephants and photography session.

 1.00 pm & 1.30 pm VIDEO SHOW

A documentary shows translocation of wild elephants to their new habitat by Department of Wildlife and National Park (PERHILITAN)

 2.00 pm – 2.15 pm

(Friday : 3.00 pm – 3.15 pm)

ELEPHANT CROSSING

Chance for the visitors to see and take photograph with adult elephants (mahout).

2.15 pm – 3.00 pm CONSERVATION TALK FROM MAHOUT AND THE ELEPHANT

 

Introduction to behavior, conservation and history of the elephant in NECC.

 

Visitors are allowed to feed, to touch elephant trunks and take photograph with the elephant while explanation by the PERHILITAN staff.

 

Note:

Elephant riding is not allowed. Visitors and elephants are separated by barrier.

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm ELEPHANT CROSSING

Chance for the visitors to see and take photograph with adult elephants (mahout)

3.15 pm – 4.30 pm BATHING WITH YOUNG ELEPHANT

 

This activity is depends on weather and other circumstances. Limited to 100 person/day. Early registration are required for these activities.

 

Note :

  • Visitors are compulsory to hire Nature Guide Service with fee of RM10.00 / person (adult) and RM5.00 / person (children) for these particular activities only.
  • One baby elephant for 4 person and these activities conduct at least for 2 minutes.

YOUNG ELEPHANT OBSERVATION

Visitors have a chance to see and observe young elephants while feeding and photographing with young elephants.

4.30 pm REGISTRATION CLOSE

 

Visitor Time:

Day Time
Monday – Sunday  8.00 am – 1.00 pm
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
 Friday  8.00 am – 12.30 pm
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Elephant baths - National Elephant Conservation Centre, Kuala Gandah

For more information, please contact:

Head
National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC)
Kuala Gandah, 28500 Lanchang
Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia

Tel: 013-931 9650  Counter: 013-908 8207

Email: necc[at]wildlife[dot]gov[dot]my