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MORE THAN 1O YEARS OF CARE, PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION FOR LAOS ELEPHANTS

Established 2008, Manifa Elephant Camp is a safe retirement home for elephant to live. Located in Ban Xang Hai village., approximately 20 km from Luang Prabang city, covering 110 hectares of jungle beside the Mekong river.

This beautiful nature friendly sanctuary offers visitors an ideal destination to learn and interact with our these incredible animals. Currently we are caring and protecting 20 rescued Laos elephants.

OUR HISTORY

Manifa Elephant Camp is privately operated and solely owned, founded and directed by Pai (Mr Vilayluck Voutivong)

In the mid 80’s, when Pai was growing up in Luang Prabang, his father took him to see first hand how elephants were used to work in the forests dragging and carrying logs or transporting rice and other commodities through the road-less jungle

Instantly Pai fell for these charming animals and he began his elephant learning journey his mission to protect and save the elephants of Laos from the many threats these endangered animals are facing

By 2008 Pai had comprehensively studied and vigorously trained to be a successful mahout, a teacher | a trainer | a husband | a father | a son and an admirable and well respected leader as he began Manifa Elephant Camp with 3 elephants on the banks of the Mekong river.

Passionate about his recent elephants endeavors and his love of the outdoors, he knew this lifestyle was for him. During 2008 – 2018, he has been able to purchase and acquire 110 hectares worth of land where he opened the now hub of Manifa Elephant Camp home to 20 elephants. Manifa Elephant Camp continues to expand and progress toward the long term goal of protecting the sacred elephants of Laos and goes on providing a safe place and ample space for current and future elephants

OUR MISSION

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WE PROTECT AND CARE FOR ENDANGERED LAOS ELEPHANT BY PROVIDING A SAFE AND LUSH ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM TO LIVE THE REST OF THEIR LIVES

Mahout & Elephant in the morning

WE BELIEVE IN THE PROMOTION OF ETHICAL TRAINING AND TREATMENT FOR ELEPHANTS. WE HAVE HIGH HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS AND PROVIDE ABUNDANT ONGOING SUPPLIES OF WATER, FOOD AND NATURAL VEGETATION FROM OUR DENSE FOREST PROPERTY.

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WE HELP THE PEOPLE OF LAOS BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATION, TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT

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WE OFFER ALL VISITORS MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES WITH OUR ELEPHANTS

MANIFA ELEPHANT FAMILY

MAI KHOUN

ME#01 AGE: 21 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR SONE BIRTH PLACE : HONG SA TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2008 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI KHAM

ME#02 AGE: 32 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR SOME SAK BIRTH PLACE : PAK OU TOWN, LUANG PRABANG PROVINCE, LAOS (2008 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI BOUN DOK

ME#03  AGE: 31 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR SAY BIRTHPLACE : MUANG THONG MISAY TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2008 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI THONG KAME

ME#04  AGE: 26 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR NONE BIRTHPLACE : NGEAN TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI MANG MEE

ME#05 AGE: 39 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR MOON BIRTHPLACE : MUANG NGEUN TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI MANG KANG

ME#06 AGE: 26 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR NONE BIRTHPLACE : NGEAN TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI THONG BAI

ME#07  AGE: 36 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR NO BIRTHPLACE : MUANG THONG MISAY TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI KHAME TANE

ME#08  AGE: 24 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR TAEY BIRTHPLACE : MUANG THONG MISAY TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI KOD

ME#09 AGE: 21 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR PANE BIRTHPLACE : NGEAN TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI BOUN PHEANG

ME#10 AGE: 27 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR LAI BIRTHPLACE : BORTAN TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS 2015 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2017 MOVED IN TO CAMP (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI MOUNHOME

ME#11  AGE: 34 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR LONG BIRTHPLACE : MUANG THONG MISAY TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

PAI KHAM DEE

ME#12  AGE: 26 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR PHU BIRTHPLACE : HONG SA TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAO (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI KHAMSONE

ME#13 AGE: 19 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR PHET BIRTHPLACE : PAKLAI TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2009 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2013 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI BAOVANH

ME#14 AGE: 38 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR HOUMPHANG BIRTHPLACE : HONGSA TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2016 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2018 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI KHAMMONE

ME#15  AGE: 38 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR BOUNLEU BIRTHPLACE : PAKLAI TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2016 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2018 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

MAI BOR LOY

ME#16 AGE: 32 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR VADSANA BIRTHPLACE :MUANG THONG MISAY TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2016 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2018 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

ME#017  AGE: 33 YEARS OLD | MAHOUT NAME : MR SI VAI BIRTHPLACE : NGEAN TOWN, XAI YA BURY PROVINCE, LAOS (2016 MANIFA INTEGRATION – 2018 MOVED IN TO CAMP)

YOUR INVOLVEMENT & PARTICIPATION

As a visitor, to both our county and to Manifa Elephant Camp, you are helping contribute to the ongoing regeneration of healthy elephants across Laos and their continued protection.

At Manifa Elephant Camp we greatly appreciate every guest that visits our property and we sincerely hope you have relished what we have to offer , we openly share and help educate to bring new understanding and awareness to each person that spends time with us.

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