Want a getaway that does good – more give, less take?
We hear you. Conservation tourism is on the rise and Cambodia’s Cardamom Tented Camp offers an exemplary example. Located in the country’s largest national park, Botum Sakor, the area was once a hotbed of poaching and illegal logging. Now, thanks to the efforts of the Wildlife Alliance, Cambodian government, and 12 forest rangers (supported by the Cardamom Camp) it’s in revival mode. Even rare native animals, including the endangered clouded leopard and sun bear, are starting to return.
Nine safari-style tents are located within an 18,000-hectare concession in the park – this isn’t five-star glamping but you do have a comfy bed, ensuite and access to the Riverbank Restaurant overlooking the Preak Tachan River. The real highlight is in the conservation activities: think replanting native trees, helping monitor local wildlife and kayaking excursions. You can see why the camp is a finalist in the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the ‘Changemakers’ category.
Learn more at cardamomtentedcamp.com