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Jungle Glamping – sophisticated retreat launched to see Cambodian gibbons

Jungle Glamping
Jungle Glamping

Jungle Glamping is about to become a thing in Cambodia, with visitors to the north-east of Cambodia soon to be able to enjoy some gibbons, biodiversity, and glamorous camping in the Kingdom.

In the heart of Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park tourists will be able to enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of seeing rare, wild gibbons – before returning to their luxury tents.

To read about Stung Treng click here .

What is glamping?

Eco-tourism might not be a new thing in Cambodia, glamping certainly is. In short glamping means glamorous camping, as in you get electricity and a toilet, rather than going all out nature.

Jungle Glamping – what’s the hook?

The location is set in a field of flowers and boats waterfalls, as well as offering forests and a number of animals unique to the region.

The star of the show though is of course the Gibbons This group represents the largest known population of the northern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon on Earth. This species was recognized as a new species by Conservation International researchers in 2010 and is now classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red List

Who is sponsoring the project?

The ecotourism project is governed by the Community Based Ecotourism (CBET) group. CBET is led by communities together with the Ministry of the Environment, who together aim to create a local and independent project that provides financial incentives for conservation as well as  improving community livelihoods and the conservation of the Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park. Conservation International provides technical support to the project with funding support from IUCN Save Our Species (SOS) and the Arcus Foundation.

What if I don’t want to clamp and when will it open?

While the glamping element is definitely aimed more towards the high-end traveler, the getaway will be very much open to all, with regular campers also welcome.

According to a representative from Conservation International  they are currently installing solar power and aim to be ready for tourists by October and the end of the rainy season.

Another feather to the bow of the Cambodian tourism sector for when things finally reach some level of normality..

Written by Gareth

Gareth Johnson is the founder of Young Pioneer Tours, a published writer, and all round entrepreneur. He enjoys street food, and encourage others to get paid to travel the world.

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