Cardamom Tented Camp which opens on November 1, 2017 will offer guests a unique opportunity to learn about and discover the magical wilderness of Botum Sakor National Park.
Cambodia’s vast forests and pristine natural resources are threatened by illegal logging, poaching and habitat destruction. Developing conservation tourism opportunities offer more sustainable livelihoods.
The safari style tents are comfortable accommodations that minimize our human footprint and promote sustainable tourism. Guests experience undiluted immersion in the beauty of unspoiled nature.
These rangers on patrol are part of a successful collaboration of government, NGOs and the private sector to promote conservation and protect wildlife including many endangered species found only in Cambodia.
Botum Sakor National Park, Cambodia’s largest area of nature conservation, protects lowland and coastal habitats linking wildlife corridors to the rocky mountainsides of the Cardamom Mountains.
With the tagline, “Your Stay Keeps the Forest Standing,” Cardamom Tented Camp is a three-way initiative between the Minor Group, YAANA Ventures and Wildlife Alliance that offers eco-friendly packages to soft adventure enthusiasts keen to be a major part of the important conservation work.
The eco-camp is equipped with nine comfortable safari-style tents, special significance has been placed on keeping the environmental foot print as low as possible to serve as a role model and promote sustainable tourism and practices within Botum Sakor National Park and Cambodia as a whole.
The desire to create the camp grew out of a concern that an 18,000-hectare (180 km2) concession would fall into the hands of loggers, poachers and sand dredging operations. The tract of land is home to pristine lowland and coastal habitats linking wildlife corridors to the Cardamom Mountains.
3 days / 2 nights
Learn about Wildlife Alliance’s operations and join a patrol with Wildlife Alliance Rangers trekking through dense jungle along abandoned poaching and logging trails. Visit the Rangers Station where the confiscated equipment of poachers – including traps and improvised hunting rifles – is on display. You’ll be stunned by the diversity of fauna in the park. Keep your eyes peeled for macaque, gibbon, hornbill and other rare wildlife. Guest can also kayak down the Preak Tachan river and take one of the self-guided hikes along carefully selected trails.
4 days / 3 nights
In addition to a patrol with Wildlife Alliance Rangers, day three of this package provides you with a unique opportunity to do some of your own exploring of the forest, mangrove and river areas. You can use our kayaks to paddle along the meandering river, or simply relax on the camp’s floating river pier and soak up the magical atmosphere. Keep your binoculars handy for those delightful opportunities to observe rare birds and other wildlife. In the mornings and early evenings relax to the sounds of the echoing forest, such as the hauntingly beautiful whooping of the gibbons.
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