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Gibbon-trekking in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Join researchers as they track gibbons and monitor the movements of some of the rarest primates in the world.

Located in the Mondulkiri province, the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 60 endangered or threatened species and is an area of particular international importance for the preservation of primates. This area is part of key conservation and species monitoring by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as well as home to the indigenous Bunong community.

Experience a day in the life of a conservationist trekking through this stunning rainforest habitat, rising at dawn to track endangered Black-shanked Doucs, Gibbons, Elephants, Bantaeng and other endangered species. Visit Dak Dam, a new site for bird watching with opportunities to spot Black Eagles, Pale-capped Pigeons, Black-throated Sunbirds and more. For those interested, there are also opportunities to get involved in some essential conservation work with WCS team members; collect and analyse camera trap footage and research data and take part in surveys focusing on the incredible variety of butterflies found within the sanctuary.

Routes can be tailored in accordance with fitness and interests, stopping at butterfly filled waterfalls, discovering Bunon Spirit Trees and listening to stories from local conservationists. A lunch of traditional Bunong 'Bamboo Soup', made in bamboo over the fire, can be enjoyed in the heart of the forest. In the evening relax in the open lounge of your safari camp listening to gibbons and watching a vast array of birds and butterflies whilst learning traditional culture and games, before spending the night camping out under the stars in safari-style tents.

In between treks, visit waterfalls and sacred Bunong sites around the sanctuary or alternatively, just relax back at camp listening to the wildlife and soaking up the tranquillity of the surroundings.

 

Gibbon-trekking in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

located in Mondulkiri

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