Do’s and Don’ts
No pets allowed
This is a strict policy to ensure the safety of both pets and the local wildlife. Botum Sakor is home to a wide array of species including many rare and endangered ones and we cannot risk the possible transfer of diseases between pets and the local wildlife or vice versa.
Sadly, we must insist on no children aged 7 and under as the jungle is not an ideal place for inquisitive youngsters. Children aged from 8 to 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Dressing for the Occasion
We suggest bringing a pair of sturdy boots that preferably cover the ankle and long socks and trousers to keep out leeches when trekking, particularly in the rainy season. Note, we will not allow anyone to go trekking in open shoes, sandals or flip flops. A wide brimmed hat is also a good option to have when kayaking and while our current mosquito population is not particularly bad, mosquito repellent is also recommended for the evenings.
Cardamom Tented Camp does not suffer from any particularly unusual health risks in this regard, but we obviously recommend you seek advice from your doctor about the normal relevant vaccinations before travelling to Cambodia. In the case of Malaria, which is still a serious problem in some parts of the country, it has not been a problem in this particular area for many years.
Health and Safety
We have detailed plans in place for almost every eventuality, from forest fires to emergency evacuations. In addition, all our staff receive annual training in First Aid and how to deal with snake bites, and we conduct regular fire drills to ensure our readiness in an emergency. All tents are fitted with smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.
We have multiple universal sockets and 2 USB sockets in every room. Mobile phone networks are accessible from the Bar/Restaurant and occasionally even in the tents. Local networks that currently work here are Smart and Metfone, in case you are considering purchasing a sim card while in Cambodia.
The coolest and most pleasant season of the year runs from November to February, with it heating up during March to June. The rainy season tends to run from July through October but we will have occasional rain from mid-April. September and October historically receive around 90 percent of the year’s rainfall (around 5 meters of rain) and the river can rise quite dramatically.