Luang Prabang Elephant Camp
A little paradise for elephants close to Kuang Si Waterfall

Kham Mun (read more)

Kham Mun is a mature lady coming to us at the age of 45. Kham Mun has had a very troubled past in the logging camps and her many lumps, bumps and scars paint a very sad past. However here at the camp, she enjoys her time in the forest and we rest her as much as possible but when she comes out to meet our lovely visitors, she may start her walk at the back of the herd but lately she seems to be one of the first home, showing that there is still a lot of youthful sprit left in her!

Kham Onh (read more)

Mae Kham Onh is our current Mummy of the herd. Sang Noi Kiddu (Naughty baby elephant) is her baby Calf. She came with her calf from a logging camp and enjoys the easier life of relaxing in our forest with her baby. She is a loving mother and a very relaxed and chilled out Elephant, even when her daughter is stealing shoes, or trying to jump into fishing boats along the river. A beautiful 27 Year old who is still producing milk and providing love and guidance to her baby.

Baby Elephant (read more)

Our 2 year old baby does not have a name just yet and will not get her proper name until she is 3 years old. This is a tradition we are following from the owners culture and tradition. At the Elephant camp we have many names for our energetic and crazy baby, but one that sticks is "Sang Noi Kiddu" - Naughty baby Elephant. Our calf is totally wild and it is so much fun to watch her playing in the camp. When she does something naughty like stealing a shoe, or stealing Baby Khamvongs food, she rushes of to her 13 Surrogate aunties in the herd and can cause so much Elephant conversation it's fantastic to watch and listen. Mum, Mae Kham Onh is normally just stood somewhere chilling and eating when there is baby commotion. Sang Noi Kiddu enjoys learning from her Mum how to forage in the local forest but never strays too far away from her Mum.

Mahouts (read more)

ThongVang - Chief Mahout ThongVang comes from the Sayaboury Province and was trained to be a Mahout at the Elephant Conservation Center Tui - Mahout Tui Lives in our Local Village here in Ban Van Lae, He has been a Mahout from the opening of the Elephant Farm and has a lot of knowledge and passion about our Elephants. Tui is an Expert at foraging for Jungle delights, he often brings Pauline Many Jungle Delicacies to try, From Lizard to Bee Larvae to Buffalo Blood. Kham - Mahout Kham.......

Kham Mum (read more)

Kham Mum joined us in 2014. She arrived from a logging Camp and was skin and bones and covered head to toe in open wounds. It was an emotional day when she arrived to the camp. Watching her Eating and taking her first swim for a very long time was just a pleasure to be part of and share with her. It took only a short time to watch what seemed to be a huge deep breathe from Kham Mun and she just relaxed and settled into life here. With the help of the expert vets from Le Elefant Asia The camp team and Mahouts helped bring Kham Mum back to the Giant Beautiful Elephant she was and is again now. She is a lot bigger than our other Elephants and we had to raise the sign over our Elephant Camp as our guests would have to limbo out of the camp while enjoying the company of Kham Mum. A real gentle Giant!

Elephant Camp Supervisor (read more)

Tha previously worked at our Nam Ou Riverside Resort before becoming the assistant at Nam Ou Elephant Farm. Tha is from the Hmong tribe and lives at the Elephant Camp with the Elephants and Mahouts. Tha is very passionate about the Asian Elephant and uses his expertise and knowledge to provide valuable support for our Elephant Activities. Tha was promoted to Supervisor when the farm relocated to the new camp on 25 Jan 2015. Tha is also a keen photographer and is happy to take photos for our guests helping them to capture their beautiful experiences with our Elephants.

The rest of our Elephant Family (read more)

Kham-Say: Is 28 Years old and was the first Elephant to come to our elephant camp in late 2013 at the original Nam Ou Elephant Farm . She’s afraid of trucks and boats and dislikes noisy machinery as she grew up in a quiet mountainous area. Because of this we never use her for riding, instead she is left to relax and eat lots of banana plants. She is the younger sister of Mae Mun. Mae–Mun Qao: Is 40 Years old and is the biggest elephant in our elephant camp. She weighs a whopping 3,500kg. She eats around 10% of her body weight every day as well as drinking 160 litres of water per day. Mae Mun: Is 38 Years old, has beautiful skin and a perfect body size for a female Asian Elephant. She is very good with people so we use her for our mahout training day. She is the older sister of Kham-Say who came to our camp 6 months earlier and although they had been separated for nearly 10 years still remembered each other! Mae Mong-Khun: Is 35 Years old. She has a very close relationship with our baby Elephant. She unfortunately lost her own baby a few years ago so upon meeting baby Elephant she became very protective and started to make baby noises to make her feel comfortable. Kham Seng: Is 38 Years old. She is quite short and likes to walk slowly. She is the opposite to Mae Mong-Khun and does not like the baby Elephant playing near her so we tend to keep them separated to keep the peace. Kham Nuan: Is also 38 Years old. She has a quiet and friendly temperament and is good around other Elephants and people alike. Boun-Kam Is our eldest girl in the camp at the ripe old age of 52 Years. She is always hungry and never stops eating. Even when riding her she will look for something to eat, stopping every few metres to forage. Needless to say a ride on Boun-Kam can take its time. Nang Noy: Is 30 Years old. She is quite a small, hence the name “Noy” which means little in Lao. Even though she's small she still loves her food and is a big eater. She is also good with people and loves to be bathed. Mae Peng: Is 41 Years old and the newest Elephant in our camp. She is still getting used to people and is happier around women. She likes to nap and will often drift off to sleep during the day whilst standing. Kham Vong: Is still considered a baby at 4 years old. She is unique as our only Elephant that has short ivory tusks around 15cm long. Khammee: Is 35 Years old and our tallest girl in the camp. She has a very close relationship with Kham Vong. Her tail got cut when she was little girl. She likes to brake trees and spray lots of soil on her back with her trunk so she often looks a lot dirtier than all the other Elephants.