Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
Nestled deep within the wilderness of the South Cardamom National Park, in a pristine wildlife corridor three hours’ drive south of Phnom Penh, Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild offers a radical new concept for a luxury tented camp experience. From the exhilarating moment of arrival – crisscrossing the rapids via a 360-metre zipline, straight into the Landing Zone Bar – there is no such thing as a typical day at “Wild”.
Perched over 1.5km of river and waterfalls, the 15 ultra-luxe tents have been meticulously designed to evoke Bensley’s vision of what it might have been like to be on luxury safari in the jungles of Cambodia with Jackie Kennedy, who travelled throughout the Kingdom with King Sihanouk in 1967. Stunningly realised, this extraordinary property is unlike any other in Asia.
Creative luxury adventures include exploring the untrammelled waterways of Southeast Asia’s last wild estuarine ecosystem aboard a custom Bensley-designed expedition boat, or joining Wildlife Alliance rangers on anti-poaching patrols.
Ever-changing menus are inspired by sustainably foraged wild edible plants, as the camp’s naturalists guide guests through the forest to discover – and taste – Cambodia’s natural larder. The Khmer Tonics Spa provides chemical-free treatments, including a river stone foot massages while soaking in a waterfall pool.
This is an experiential luxury adventure giving intimate access to one of Asia’s most stunning forest ecosystems.
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