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Unnamed road, Kirirom National Park, Cambodia
The Shinta Mani Wild adventure begins the moment you step onto a 1960s-era army jeep to head off road into the Cardamom jungle. And if you think that's cool, wait until you enter the camp itself—flying in via zip line. Life here is vigorous and thrilling, full of kayaking and biking and boating and boozing. In his most ambitious project ever, Bill Bensley, a designer with limitless imagination and eccentric tastes, has taken glamping to the next level.
In southern Cambodia, the Cardamoms cover the largest tract of uninterrupted rainforest left in Southeast Asia. Some of the world’s most endangered species still call these mountains home, including elephants, sun bears, pangolins, and pileated gibbons. But as the forest cover disappears, so does the wildlife. Bensley’s solution: a conservation project disguised as a luxurious jungle retreat.
In this high concept, minimal intervention eco resort, not a tree has been cut or a grade altered. Yet all 15 tents in the camp, themed around Jackie O’s trip to Cambodia in 1967, pop with Bensley's maximalist style. Set by waterfalls that are the highlight of Wild’s riverside perch, the camp is the definition of luxury: timelessness, ease, and plenty of private, personal outdoor space. In our opinion, this may be the most special place ever.
The Shinta Mani Foundation is working improve the lives Cambodian communities by giving Cambodians opportunities to overcome poverty through education, health care, and direct assistance.