Encounters With Wildlife


Laos is home to a sizable population of different animal species including endangered ones. Here are the places to go to see the country’s majestic animals.

All Lao Elephant Camp

Banks of Nam Khan river

Bokeo Nature Reserve

Huay Xai

Elephant Conservation Center


Elephant Village Sanctuary

Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Butterfly Park

Luang Prabang

Laos Wildlife Rescue Centre

Toulakam, Vientiane

Luang Prabang Elephant Camp

Close to Kuang Si Waterfall

MandaLao Elephant Conservation

Luang Prabang

Get to know the elephants, feed them and walk in the jungle with them at MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Photo: MandaLao Elephant Conservation

Luang Prabang’s first and only non-riding elephant experience which focuses on education and elephant welfare, this elephant sanctuary is located on the banks of Nam Khan River. There are half- and full-day tours where you can get to know the elephants, feed them and walk in the jungle with them before enjoying a Lao lunch.

Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area

Muang Hiam

Phou Pha Nang National Protected Area

Vientiane Province

Phu Khao Khuay National Park

Vientiane Province

Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre

Kuang Si Waterfall, near Luang Prabang

Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary

Vang Vieng