Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

What is: Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

We are a Non-Profit Foundation who are dedicated to giving our elephants the best life possible with the help of our visitors and volunteers. Our aim is to bring elephants home to the forest by working with the local communities to not only provide a haven for our elephants, but also provide an alternative livelihood for their mahouts and owners.




๐Ÿ’ต From 263 USD/week

Staying time

โณ From 2 days to 8 weeks

Language spoken

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English

Accommodation provided

๐Ÿกย  Yes

Food provided

๐Ÿฅ— No


๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand


๐ŸŒ Asia

Type of habitat

Not specified


Typical day at the center

Day 1 - Pick up in Chiang Mai and travel to the village, meet your homestay and cook dinner with them Day 2 - Hike out to find the elephants and learn about them, their personalities and behaviours. Have lunch in the forest with the elephants. Induction talks in the afternoon and a lesson on the local language Day 3-onwards - For those staying longer, days will include hiking out to the elephants everyday and project work in the afternoons.


- Collecting and recording data on our elephant behaviour - Analyzing data - Writing reports - Helping with guests - Community projects such as teaching English and litter pick-ups - Helping with social media

The volunteers in this animal rescue center generally get 2 day(s) off a week. In regards to working hours, the volunteers work per day 7 hours/working day.

Food and accommodation

Basic western breakfast offered at our base hut, and a rice lunch and dinner is cooked by your homestay.


The animals they take care of in this center are:

Elephants, Dogs


Qualification required

No skills required for our guest program, but for our internships, experience in data collection or photography is required.

How to apply?

You can apply through our website or send an inquiry to:

Practical information

Internet access

No wifi but there is phone signal and 3g available.

Cost details

For our guest program, the cost is: 2days/1night - $180-310usd depending on how many people are joining 3days/2nights - $240-360usd depending on how many people are joining For our research or photography internship, the cost is $1,500-2,100usd for 4-8 weeks. This price includes pick-up and drop off from/to Chiang Mai, accommodation and food in the village.

How to get there?

We will pick you up at our meeting point in Chiang Mai.

Is there a minimum age?

To volunteer in this center you will have to be at least 18 years old

When can volunteers join?

All year around.


Explore a few pictures submitted by the organisation:

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