Kui Buri elephant safari, half day
Kui Buri National Park is known to be the best place in Thailand to spot elephants and relatively good chanse to spot gaurs, and that sometimes in big herds. Gaurs are the biggest cattle species and the fourth biggest land-mammal species in the world. Other possible sightings during the tours include sambar deer, banteng and wild boar.
Due to strict regulations this half-day wildlife safari tour doesn't include any hiking activities apart from leaving the vehicle for short walks to viewing areas, we will only be allowed to do safari driving. During our tour we scan the forest edges on grassland areas known to be prime elephant habitat in hope to see mainly elephants and/or gaurs.
From 2:30 p.m. till 6 p.m.
Wildlife tours in Kui Buri National Park are strickly regulated and limited to certain hours. After a mandatory registration we will get assigned an open-air vehicle with driver and an assistant. The tour will begin by driving slowly into the reserve on the main dirt road north heading to the main grassland areas. While driving slowly, we will search for any wildlife including birds or any other other smaller as well as bigger animals. Our first stop will be a viewing area where we leave the vehicle in hope to spot wildlife, mainly elephants. We will later on continue to the next viewing area at the end of the road, best known for spotting gaurs, but also elephants and sometimes bantengs.
During the tour, your guide will give you information about the habitat, wildlife and history of the park.
The type of assigned vehicles is open-air pick-up truck driven by locals. It is the Kui Buri National Park's policy to let locals do the driving, a policy that showed to be a success in reducing the poaching in the park.
Where & When?
Kui Buri National Park lies at about 1.5 hours driving from Hua Hin and nearly 4 hours from Bangkok. We can offer private transfers from Bangkok, Hua Hin or other destinations. The park is open all year round.
These half-day safaris are private tours, please send an inquiry for rates.
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Tour rates include:
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Drinking water
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Klaus Nawrocki, Germany | posted Thu 10 Jan, 2019
At 14:30 we were greeted by 2 rangers and got some information about the track.
we got our PIcup 3 persons visitors and 2 guides.
The way was very Rough what makes some pleasure,
The first seeing was a buffalo ore gauerhow it is called here ca. 200 m in the bush.
after 1 hour we got to a place with a great look over a huge vallay. After a time at the far end we saw a Elefant with a Elefant Baby but no others. Than we drove of to an other place and we were lucky after 1/ 2 our wating a herd with 12 elefants included 2 babies arrived and we could make good Pictures.The guides gave us a binocular so we could see the elefents quite near.On the way back again Buffalos inthe bush 3 or 4 big bulls.
At 17:00 we were back at the Meeting Point. On the track we got water, coconat milk
and some dry fruit.
We were very happy making this trip
By: Laurence Proetz, Thailand | posted Mon 31 Dec, 2018
Our guide was fantastic ! We only can recommend this tour ! We were so lucky to see so many elephants and so near from us.
By: Jemma Hickman, United Kingdom | posted Sat 22 Dec, 2018
Fantastic half day trip resulting in witnessing elephants in the wild! Amazing afternoon. Guide with impeccable English who was great with our children. Fun and good value. I have recommended to everyone!
By: Linus Odermatt, Switzerland | posted Tue 27 Nov, 2018
Was really happy with the whole trip and my guide. She gave a lot of interesting information and it was great that we waited at an outlook longer than other groups, which led to the sighting of a big group of elephants.
By: Jim Trojanowski, United States | posted Fri 23 Nov, 2018
A wonderful and affordable trip led by helpful and knowledgeable guides. Highly recommended.
By: Aurore Lepiece, Thailand | posted Tue 30 Oct, 2018
We saw a lot of elephant and gaurs! It was an amazing experience.
Pleasant staffs. Thank you!
By: Stuart Larkins, United Kingdom | posted Thu 18 Oct, 2018
I booked the half day elephant safari for myself and 6 family members. We were not disappointed. It was wonderful to see a family of elephants, albeit from some distance. We live in Thailand, and have travelled extensively, but this was the first time we have seen elephants in the wild. I would highly recommend this tour, the guides and drivers were superb and really took care of us. Considering there were seven of us, this was excellent value for money.
By: Roger Stridsberg, Sweden | posted Tue 16 Oct, 2018
An very enjoyable tour with a proficient and friendly guide. Thank you!
By: Chis Pardington, United States | posted Mon 1 Oct, 2018
It was a nice cooler than usual day and our guide Khun Ton was excellent. It was very nice to not be rushed and mobbed by other groups as we made our way through the park to see 1 Jackall and at least 15 elephants. Bring a telephoto lens! One of the rangers has one that weighs about 30 pounds!
By: Jeanna Simmons, Australia | posted Sun 30 Sep, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide’s enthusiasm was contagious and we all had a great time!
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 0.5 day
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 1,050 to 3,500 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy
- Transport: Safari vehicle
- Start: 2:30 p.m.
- End: 6 p.m.
What to bring
- Rain clothing
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion
- Hat or cap