Inside Asia Tours: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Botum Sakor National Park

Just four hours from Phnom Penh lies Botum Sakor National Park, a pristine wilderness and haven for all of Cambodia's endangered mammals.

Botum Sakor National Park Map

Situated in western Cambodia's Koh Kong Province, the country's largest national park covers a designated 171,250 hectares that is under the administration of the Cambodian Ministry of Environment. The Cardamom Tented Camp is located in the heart of the Park, within the 18,073-hectare JW-Concession, protected by Wildlife Alliance and the Ministry of Environment's Forest Rangers. The park's dense cover, which is 80 percent evergreen rainforest, reaches from the Cardamom Mountains to the coastal wetlands with its melaleuca and mangrove areas, and has been rated as one of the world's 32 biodiversity hotspots.

The moist climate and the mainly undisturbed nature of the region has allowed a rich variety of wildlife to thrive, offering shelter to all of Cambodia's endangered mammals, such as the clouded leopard, Asiatic black bear, Malayan tapir, pileated gibbon and sun bear. Additionally, the area represents the southern section of the South-West Elephant Corridor, one of the last seven elephant corridors in Asia hosting the largest population of Asian elephants in Cambodia. The combination of this great variety of ecosystems and the general pristine conditions make Botum Sakor National Park one of the most diverse and densely forested areas in Southeast Asia.

Recommended Accommodation in Botum Sakor National Park

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Botum Sakor National Park.

Experiences in Botum Sakor National Park

Botum Sakor National Park offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites