Following Giants: The elephant-friendly future in Koh Lanta

Eco tourism Recreation Koh Lanta has reopened its gates as Following Giants, a truly elephant-friendly venue. In partnership with leading animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection, Following Giants is now offering a better life for elephants and a genuine, ethical elephant experience for visitors.

Here visitors spend time with elephants that have the freedom to roam the forest, graze, and bathe in the river, mud and dust while socialising with each other. The elephants lead the way, not forced to perform, give rides, bathe with or interact with people.

The camp’s staff and World Animal Protection have worked together to develop the venue’s infrastructure and conduct training to ensure the new venue is a success for elephants and visitors alike.

Visitors can see elephants in their natural habitat, going about their daily life in peace and harmony, uninterrupted and simply living the life they were born to live. The main activity is a jungle walk where they can follow elephants through the rainforest. They can also take part in reforestation activities, such as planting seedlings and making ‘seed bombs’ that are then catapulted across the land with a slingshot.

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