• Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary •
• Jenderak Seladang & Sambar Deer Sanctuary • Tekam Plantation Resort
Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
The elephant sanctuary is managed by the Malaysian Department of
Wildlife and National Parks. Here it offers visitors a hands-on
introduction to the largest mammal on earth. Here 'worker elephants
are trained to help "guide and mother' others during the relocation
process to National Park wildlife sanctuaries. Visitors are invited to
help bath them in the shallow river or ride them. The juniors have
sense of humour, so watch out for a dunking as you try to clamber up
The best way to visit is to take a day tour that combines a visit to the famous Hindu cave temple of Batu
Caves and the elephant sanctuary.
Seladang and Sambar Deer Sanctuary
An endangered species, the Seladang or gaur (bos gaurus hubbaki) is
the largest of the true cattle and even bigger than the American
bison. Since the natural habitat of these nocturnal animals is in the
virgin jungles, the chance to see a full herd at close range in broad
daylight is a great treat. Kept here for breeding, the seladangs graze
in large pens, each with a male, several females and a few youngsters.
Each seladang is given a name, and should it fancy your voice, it'll
answer with a baritone 'moo' when you call. Here also is the Sambar Deer sanctuary.
Open every day between 9.00am and 4.00pm. Sunday closed.
Located in Kuala Krau, about 190km from Kuala Lumpur. From KL, take
the highway towards Kuantan and exit at Mentekab. Follow signs to
Jerantut Passing Kuala Krau, look out for signs to the Jenderak
Seladang and Sambar Deer Breeding Centre on your left. Turn left and
go straight, crossing a railway track. Signs will lead you to the
center, passing some "kampung" houses.
Tekam Plantation Resort which is also have a resort for your
convenience offers plantations of oil palm, coffee, coconut, cocoa and
rubber as well as fruit orchards. See how the crops are harvested for
For a taste of exotic tropical fruits, take an 'all-you-can-eat'
package especially in the months of July and August as it is the fruit
season. You should grab the opportunity to eat bountiful rambutans
under the rambutan trees, eat durian immediately after it falls off
from the tree or eat all the ripe mangosteens that you desire from the
Visitors can also arrange for special trips and adventure tours to
various places of interest. One of the highlights of the stay at the
Resort is the Plantation Tour, which takes visitors on an educational
visit to places such as the Kota Gelanggi Caves, Gunung Senyum Caves
as well as surrounding rubber and oil palm plantations. It is also
popular for its 9 hole golf course.
Located approximately 130km from Kuala Lumpur