The Shan Yoma elephant camp located near the Nampantant Village in Kalaw Township is planning to add more activities for visitors, such as a hiking trip to a nearby waterfall and a motorcycle trip to a lake in the vicinity.
“Preparations are under way to offer elephant rides in the forest and other services to foreign and domestic visitors. Officials from the resort are planning more facilities and activities such as a hiking trip to the Buuchaungwaphyar waterfall, which is two miles away from the resort, elephant-ride tour, and a motorcycle trip to the waterfall and lake. The resort is also expanding accommodation facilities and plans to sell souvenirs,” said U Sai Than Naing, in-charge of the elephant resort.
“At present, visitors can ride elephants, watch and help them bathe, and observe the daily life of elephants and the mahouts and the village of the mahouts. They also get a chance to take photos and videos with the elephants, relax, and take a bath at the waterfall and lake,” said U Sai Than Naing.
The Shan Yoma elephant resort was opened on 13 February last year. The resort has two twin elephants, aged a year and a half, four female elephants and two male elephants, and it is making efforts to increase the number of elephants.
—(Chan Thar- Meiktila) (Translated by La Wonn)