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Getting adventurous in Ubud


From the moment you step foot into Mason Elephant Lodge you’re immediately transported into a jungle book adventure.


Having been lucky enough to have been to many African Safari parks and stayed in plenty of game lodges in my time I am bowled over by this Balinese holiday experience.



Greeted with cold towels and welcome drinks I can’t wait to see my room, which does not disappoint. My Park View room is reminiscent of a typical African safari lodge with a pitched thatched roof and an elegant large balcony from which to view the jungle jumbos. The room is also air conditioned and features a huge bathroom and flat screen TV. You have everything you need for a comfy stay.


There’s an outdoor pool and a day spa and all set in the most lush tropical paradise. 




As easy as it would be to just relax at the lodge, there is so much to do that you might not make it back to your room as often as you would like. Here, you can get wet and wild with the pioneers of Bali’s adventure industry and experience Bali’s longest white water rafting trip on Ayung River in Ubud.


For those who want to stay on the solid ground, you can journey into the jungle to experience Bali’s first and only purpose-built ATV track.


For those who like to work up a sweat, you can also experience some of Bali’s most scenic highland locales from a top a mountain bike. Start your ride near Mount Batur Volcano, overlooking Kintamani Lake, and cycle down through 30kms of forest trails, ancient Hindu temples, villages, rice fields, and plantations, 




The alfresco dinner under the stars and swaying palm trees is a fine dining experience and exceeds all my expectations.


Succulent lamb chops are preceded by an excellent prawn tom yum soup. Best to avoid the hefty wine costs here by enjoying the native Bintan beer.


Whether from the river, in a jungle buggy or dining under the stars, Mason Elephant Lodge makes a great change from Bali’s bars, beaches and beauty salons.


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Written by: Jenny Rowland
Published: 29 October 2019

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