Deep in the heart of Cambodia’s untouched wilderness − a landscape of dense rainforest, fast-flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls − Shinta Mani Wild is a pioneering, ultra-luxe retreat of world-class design, all-inclusive hospitality and conservation, where your stay makes a real difference in protecting unique and endangered species. Spread out over 800 acres, this private nature sanctuary is the perfect tented basecamp for adventure activities across the Southern Cardamom National Park.
Positioned upon a mile-long-stretch of a swiftly moving river and waterfalls, 15 custom-designed private tents provide views and an experience unlike any other resort in Asia. The interiors are flamboyantly designed with a vintage feel, gold accents and a few contemporary pops of color. Canopied tented ceilings hang opulently over splendid beds of dark Khmer wood.
Retro lighting and antique-style furnishings bring character, while rich fabrics add a regal touch. The sides of the tents fold away completely, leading directly to the jungle and river below. Sit on your private terrace enjoying the fresh air, or lie back in the blissful warmth of an outdoor bathtub listening to the sounds of the forest.
You can look forward to an impressive daily changing menu of meals centered around foraging; forest-to-table. Every afternoon, a gardener or chef sets out on a foraging trip. He’ll comb the jungle and streams for the edible prizes hidden beneath bushes and between knotted branches. The result is a medley of herbs and other delights: greens, mushrooms, nuts, bamboo shoots, fruits such as pomelos, figs and mangosteens, wild potatoes, waterlilies, and fresh mud crabs. Foraging jobs bring work for yet more local community members, including former loggers from surrounding villagers.
Harnessing the secrets of traditional Khmer medicine and utilizing home-made lotions and potions from herbs, spices and plants foraged in the rainforest, Khmer Tonics Spa has two treatment rooms set amid huge rocks in the forest canopy. Soul-soothing ministrations include hot herbal compresses, river-stone foot massages in a waterfall pool, natural heat healing, full body massages that employ acupuncture techniques, body scrubs and detoxifying facials. Spa treatments are inclusive, unlimited, and can be enjoyed anywhere you desire.
Life at Shinta Mani Wild
No two days are the same here. There’s a dream team of expert guides on hand for activities and excursions and there is something for all levels of experience, from orchid-spotting hikes to adrenaline-pumping motorcycle patrols with the rangers. Trek through the jungle on wildlife conservation walks to monitor camera trap footage, explore dusty trails on a mountain bike, visit butterfly sanctuaries, go wildlife-spotting while kayaking down narrow streams, or go birdwatching on the backwaters of the estuary on Shinta Mani Wild’s private pontoon.
Accompany the chef on a foraging walk through the forest, picking mangosteens, moringa and wild vanilla, or take a luxurious boat trip up the river to catch prawns and crabs for a barbeque feast. Try your hand at fly-fishing, or spend a lazy afternoon tubing down the river. Return to the delights of a river-size hammock and a petal-scattered bath.
A zipline entrance over a river and waterfalls straight into the cocktail bar sets the tone… or you can arrive in a Jungle Jeep if you prefer.
Suites & Cabins
Two Bedroom Tent
Just north of Headquarters and the Raging Big Sister Falls floats this unique tent - the Wildlife Alliance Tent.
It's located over the widest but shallow river tributary. The approach is spectacular. One strolls just above shallow rapids (monsoon season) on a succession of narrow wooden walkways that dances around this part of the jungle that thrives on wet roots.
The nearby Jungle Capsule with simple double-bedded accommodation forms the perfect annex.
Each of the Shinta Mani Wild tents has its unique theme, character and design. They are placed along the Timor Rung River, with your private jungle space around.
Each has a beautiful salon, overlooking the wilderness, dining table and air-conditioned master bedroom with large en-suite bathroom.
Enjoy the outdoor intimate bathtub and a terrace.
Choose among 10 themes, such as Botanist, Bohemian, Birder etc. Ask our specialist for details.
Rustic yet elegant safari-style décor uses local materials such as hardwood, bamboo and leather for customised, handcrafted furniture.
Air conditioned bedroom, with large en-suite bathroom, dining room and a salon, with Cardamon jungle and river view.
Space comfortable for 3 guests.
4 Waterfall Tents with unique theme and design to choose from - ask our specialists for details.
- Cabins with balconies
- Air conditioning
- Pool / Jacuzzi
- Massage room
- WIFI available
- Onsite tour desk
- Mosquito netting
- Hot showers
- All inclusive
- Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)
- Fishing equipment
- Yoga mats
- Flash lights
- Water canteen/bottle
- Insect repellent