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History of Manifa Travel & Our Elephant Camp

Since 2005

Manifa travel is a private company was established in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 2005 by Mr. Vilayluck Voutivong, who has over 25 years working on travel & hospitality industry. We had started with 7 staffs (Travel consultants, Admin & Operations, Reservation & Contracting)

On summer 2008, Manifa travel started the Manifa elephant camp with 3 elephants on the banks of the Mekong River aimed at rescuing elephants , experiential learning of elephant care by tourists.

Manifa travel also established two main offices in the center of Luang Prabang town. We had 14 full-time staff then. Elephant camp and Luang Prabang office tied together, we have started providing the exclusive experience to the tourists all over world.

On 2011, our business was growing and we decided to protect more elephants from Sayaboury province where elephants suffer from labor. In Sayaboury province, many elephants are forced to work long time in jungle without proper care. We rescue elephants and bring them back to healthy and natural life with proper care, on the other hand we train elephants to be friendly and safety to tourist. As a result, we have been able to achieve sustainable symbiosis of elephants, humans, and the natural environment.

On summer 2015, Manifa travel’s long time achievements are recognized by Laos government and we were permitted to have more land for protecting elephants. It’s total 95 hectares ( 95000 sqaure meters) breathtaking beautiful jungle park spreading on the banks of the Mekong River. We are very pleased to have made an ideal place for the elephant.

In 10 years, Manifa travel and its elephant camp have grown rapidly to become a leading destination management company specializing in Laos. Today, we have employed total 86 staff in Manifa travel and its elephant camp and have protected 17 elephants at camp. We host more than 100 tourists daily, over 9,000 clients every year from all over the world, and build durable partnership with more than 100 tourist agencies from Laos and all over world.