Located on the banks of a fast-flowing river, interspersed with waterfalls, Shinta Mani Wild is made up of 15 spacious tents perched above the water with just the rainforest and nature as a soundtrack.
The tents are classic safari in style with outdoor space to relax and soak up the surroundings as well as al fresco bathtubs. Remote yet comfortable the owner set out to create a private nature sanctuary to protect the 400-acre river valley which is also a wildlife corridor. The camp has a spa, bar and restaurant and it is even possible to arrive by zip line.
Why we like Shinta Mani Wild
Shinta Mani Wild manages to combine the service of a luxury camp but maintaining a strong ethos, striving to conserve and protect the wildlife and surrounding environment as well as offering opportunities to local communities. With a turbulent history it is great to see this region of Cambodia being developed in such a positive way and giving visitors the chance to contribute to its resurgence.
- Spa using chemical free products
- Waterfall restaurant serving locally inspired food
A stay here is all about the surrounding wilderness. Board the resorts private boat to explore the waterways of South East Asia’s last estuarine ecosystem or join rangers, hiking to check camera traps and study the flora and fauna. There are long and short treks to suit all abilities and kayaking on the river is also a lovely way to explore. Back at the camp there is of course the spa to relax in or join the resident chef for a cooking class with a difference, heading into the forest to forage for ingredients.
Located in the midst of rainforest covered mountains, overlapping three national parks, Shinta Mani Wild is reached overland from Phnom Penh in three hours.