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Elephant Hills Lake Camp

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- Unique luxury floating camp experience
- Secluded location within national park
- Up-close elephant experience
- Canoeing, hiking, swimming in lake

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Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp is a luxurious and unusual floating tented camp in a beautiful spot on the Cheow Larn Lake in Southern Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park. The property boasts a particularly picturesque setting thanks to the surrounding limestone mountains and lush rainforests. The campsite is environmentally friendly with green energy (wind and solar) used throughout.

Accommodation here is certainly unique - not only is the camp located in a fascinatingly diverse and unspoiled natural park filled with all sorts of vegetation and wildlife, it also provides the rare experience of sleeping on a lake. There are 20 luxury safari tents in total and all of them come with modern, comfortable beds, as well as hardwood floors, a fan, handsomely crafted furnishings and an en-suite bathroom with a hot and cold shower and a western-style toilet. Electricity is provided, though be aware that due to the camp’s reliance on wind and solar energy, it may only be available at limited times. While the location is breathtaking, do come prepared for some mosquitos and other insects: all of the tents come equipped with mosquito nets.

This rainforest camp offers a variety of adventures in the immediate area, catering to all kinds of travellers both young and old. One of the highlights is the ‘Elephant Experience’ – as part of this experience, guests get to see elephants up close, feed them, wash them and interact with them. Other activities include trips to local markets, visits to secluded beaches, canoeing down the river, hiking through the rainforest and going out on wildlife spotting excursions. The Explorer’s Bar is where guests typically gather after a day of activities to relax with drinks and exchange stories. Buffet-style meals consist of mostly western options for breakfast, with Thai delicacies on offer for lunch and dinner.

Children over the age of seven are welcome to stay at Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp. Families of five or more are obliged to book two separate tents, as each tent can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children. Due to the campsite’s wild location, parents are strongly advised to keep an eye on their children at all times and we recommend that any children staying here be good swimmers, since swimming in the lake is a very popular activity. Families with children younger than 7 years of age may wish to consider a stay at property's sister camp, Elephant Hills.

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