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Kui Buri National Park Tours

Thailand's best park for wild elephant watching!
Kui Buri Elephant Safari

Kui Buri Elephant Safari

Kui Buri national park, the best park in Thailand to see wild elephants. The main activity is the safari drive with stops at the lookouts. If you love to see elephants in the wild, this is the place to go!

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KUI BURI ELEPHANT SAFARI

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Elephant herd in Kui Buri
A herd of elephants seen on tour in Kui Buri national park
On our tours in Kui Buri national park you are almost guaranteed to see elephants.

elephants in kui buri national park
Elephants in Kui Buri national park
The stars of our tours in Kui Buri national park are the wild Asian Elephants.

Why Kui Buri?

Kui Buri national park is a growing success story about wildlife conservation. The area was known for the many human-elephant conflicts. On a daily basis, Asian Elephants and other big herbivores like Gaur were raiding crops on the farmlands surrounding the park. The farmers had to fend off their farms to reduce the losses. The animals that simply claimed their historic range were seen as pests by the locals and treated as such. The elephants were on the loosing hand.

However, after His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej shared his ideas on tackling the human-elephant conflict, the locals followed his words and took action. Part of the cultivated areas were returned to nature, and saltlicks & waterholes were created and parts were reforested.
This has not totally solved the trouble, but has made a big difference. And the locals did not stop there.

In 2006 a group of locals started the Kuiburi Wildlife Ecotourism Club, an initiative with the goal to get the local farmers involved in the wildlife tourism industry. The local farmers and their family members are employed as drivers and guide assistants to show visitors around and show people the animals that they previously considered a pest.

Our local guides are prime members of this club and have been working with passion to change the mindset of the locals and get them to protect the animals by showing them the long-term economic value of nature & wildlife.

The local farmers now make an additional income with the wildlife tourism. This compensates them for the reduced, but still ongoing, losses of their crops.
There is still a long way to go, but we hope we can put this park on the map for the international tourists, and hopefully increase the popularity of this place and increase income for the locals.

Together with our guide and a local farmer driver and assistant you will go on elephant safari, so the locals and therefore the elephants directly benefit from your visit. And besides that you will encounter some of the world's largest land mammals, a memorable experience you don't want to miss!

What we do on our tours?

Currently we only offer one tour option in Kui Buri. To get an impression about our tours, watch our video, at the top of this page.

For more details you can also click our tour package, above. Our standard tours in Kui Buri national park consist of a safari drive into the main elephant foraging area. We make some stops at viewing areas on the way and/ or watch the animals directly from the back of the truck, depending on where they show up. Not everybody gets lucky to get up close, sometimes the animals stay at a distance, but that's the beauty of wildlife, they decide what they do and where they go.

Kui Buri national park - Where & When?

Kui Buri national park lies at about 4 hours drive from Bangkok, in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. And 1:30 hrs from Hua Hin.
We can offer private transfers from Bangkok, Hua Hin, or elsewhere.

Kui Buri national park is opened year round. But in the hot dry season, March - April, it is very dry and hot in the park.

Our rates

Our wildlife tours are only available on private base. For more details check the tour package, above.

Gaur seen on our tours in Kui Buri
Gaur seen on our tours in Kui Buri
Kui Buri national park is one of the best parks in Thailand to see the impressive Gaur. The largest wild bovid in the world.

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