Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild
Location: Prey Praseth Village, Ou Bak Rothed Commune, Kampong Seila District, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia | Telephone: +855 1222 3782 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ | Book now
Most romantic, most private, most attentive to detail, and the most genuine smile from our butler Thy. Having been around so many different properties in Asia I honestly think this place is second to none. best money spent.
Setting Deep in Cambodia’s remote wilderness
Style Luxury tented camp with river and waterfall views
Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new concept for a unique luxury tented camp experience within the remote wilderness of the Southern Cardamom National Park, three hours’ drive from Phnom Penh.
The property combines world class design, hospitality and conservation. Located along 1.5 kilometres of river and waterfalls, this super-luxe property features 15 custom-designed tents elevated over the swift moving water and waterfalls, providing a view and experience unlike any other resort in Asia. Each tent has been meticulously designed to invoke the feeling of what it would have been like on a luxury safari in the jungles of Cambodia with Jackie Onassis.
- Located deep in the wilderness of the Southern Cardamom National Park, offering an authentic adventure experience
- Designed by highly acclaimed designer/architect Bill Bensley
- Custom-designed accommodation
- Crafted activities accompanied by your Bensley Adventure Butler
- Member of Virtuoso
Guests of Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild will enjoy the services of their personal Bensley Butler, who will ensure that all of their needs will be well taken care of during their stay.
- Laundry services
- Limited currency exchange service
- Airport transfers
- Safety deposit boxes
- Twice-daily housekeeping service
- Butler service
Be it a quick breakfast before your sunrise hike, or a leisurely foraged dinner, no dining experience is alike. Every meal at Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Wild is carefully curated by the camp's chefs to introduce you to something unknown, and add to the adventure. Guests will enjoy the freshest seasonal ingredients that Cambodia has to offer, many of them picked by our team in the surrounding forest.
Your butler will be able to arrange to cater for any allergies or specific meal requirements.
Due to the local wildlife the preference is for meals to be consumed in the restaurant.
There’s no such thing as a typical day at Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild. Guests might find themselves embarking on a midnight mining raid with wildlife rangers, traversing secret backwaters on pontoon-style boats, enjoying just-caught crab or discovering – and tasting – Cambodia’s natural larder in the company of expert naturalists. The camp champions the spirit of adventure, inviting visitors to interact authentically with its incredible national parkland setting.
Recognising that its environment is incredibly precious, Shinta Mani Wild has partnered with the Wildlife Alliance: a non-profit organisation whose work includes catching poachers and illegal loggers. Adventurous types can head out with the rangers on motorbikes, spending a day with the team as they clear the forests of snares and mines. Patrols are tailored to guests’ tastes and fitness levels: shorter Jeep safaris, snare-viewings and trips to the Shinta Mani-funded ranger station – handily positioned just above our tents – are also on offer.
Nautical types can take to the waters. The six-metre-long luxury boats have been artfully crafted from wood and metal. These are Bill Bensley-designed – so naturally they also each have a fully-equipped bar and a top deck with a daybed, a sunroof and sun loungers. Drop anchor in a beautiful backwater and go kayaking in the upper reaches of the estuary.
Indulge in pampering treatments starring our own Khmer tonics at The Khmer Tonics Spa. Our signature spa ritual combines medicinal plant infusion with ingredients foraged from the rainforest. The spa’s two treatment rooms are nestled amid dramatic natural rocks. Sensibly the design takes its cues from the forest, with plenty of wood and stone however the river takes centre stage too. Enjoy a river-stone foot massage while soaking in a waterfall pool. Relaxing has never been so exhilarating. All spa treatments are included as part of the room rate.
Forbes: “The jungle experience in Shinta Mani Wild is unlike anything else in Cambodia – maybe even the world ….”
Travel & Leisure: “I discovered a version of luxury travel I could live with: a rare and extravagant feast of the senses hidden deep within the jungle …”
The Times: “ Wild by name and Wild by Nature…. This is no ordinary hotel”
The Sydney Morning Herald: “Perhaps no other resort in the world offers an experience as original and as exhilarating as Shinta Mani Wild. The posterchild for the new era of tented camps just does not live up to the hype: it exceeds it in every way.”
Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani wild is located in the Southern Cardamom National Park, approximately three hours' drive from Phnom Penh International Airport or two hours' drive from Sihanoukville Airport.
- Private vehicle transfers from Phnom Penh airport – (3 hours drive) or Sihanoukville airport (2 hours drive)
- Helicopter transfers from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville
- Helipad on site
The camp’s Wild Tents sit above the river, with incredible views of the Cardamom forest. As the seasons change the river ebbs and flows, meaning that you’ll never have the same experience twice.
The four Waterfall Tents are located at either end of the camp, with stunning views of either the river rapids or the Raging Sister Waterfalls. Relax in your private outdoor bathtub while you soak up the ambiance.
Two Bedroom Tent
If you have a bigger group, the Two Bedroom Tent is the one for you. The tent, sitting just to the north of the Raging Big Sister Falls, hangs over the river’s widest tributary. Stroll along above the rapids on a series of wooden walkways.