Rainforest Wildlife and Bunong Culture

  Keo Seima  See Itinerary

Spend your days trekking through lush, mixed evergreen forest on the hunt for endangered primates and unique forest wildlife; visit spectacular remote waterfalls or community farms and sample local Bunong food cooked fresh in the forest. Then relax in our open bamboo lounge watching the sun go down and enjoying Khmer/Bunong cuisine prepared by the community, before sleeping to the sounds of the jungle. Every trip into the forest is a unique adventure.

Our tours are tailor-made – the itineraries shown are suggestions based on our deep knowledge, or we can work with you to create your trip for your unique requirements, interests, and capabilities.

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Mammals

Pig-tailed Macaque, Southern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon, Black Giant Squirrel, Cambodian Striped Squirrel, Variable Squirrel, Asian Elephant, Black-shanked Douc Langur, (Banteng, Sunbear tracks can be seen).

Birds

Germain’s Peacock-pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Orange-necked Partridge, Green Peafowl, Great Hornbill, Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Blue Pitta, Grey-faced Tit babbler, Grey-eyed Bulbul, Red-vented Barbet, Green-eared Barbet, Black and Buff Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Great Hornbill, Banded Kingfisher.


Habitats & Species

Find out more about key species, habitats and seasons on this tour.
Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

The trek was great and we spotted both gibbons and douc-langurs, as well as giant squirrel and hornbill. We also saw recent evidence of wild elephant activity and could hear one in the distance cracking bamboo. That was the signal for us to retreat back to camp. So very successful from a wildlife perspective. 
Nick Ray, Cambodia

Itinerary

Picking you up in Sen Monorom at 6:30am, we drive 45 minutes to our rainforest safari camp for breakfast. The Jahoo Gibbon Camp is a responsible tourism and conservation project, giving you a completely unique opportunity to trek deep into the core of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The area is part of key conservation and species monitoring by WCS and the indigenous Bunong community.

We will spend the whole day trekking through this stunning rainforest habitat, tracking endangered Black-shanked Doucs, Gibbons, Elephants, Banteng and other endangered species. We can chose routes based on fitness and interests – stopping at butterfly-filled waterfalls where you can swim at some times of the year, discovering Bunong Spirit Trees, farms and stories. Lunch is in the forest on traditional Bunong ‘Bamboo Soup’, made in bamboo over the fire, before heading back to the camp by 4:30 to relax over sundowners and watch the wildlife from our Bamboo Lounge. In the evening, feast on traditional Bunong and Khmer food, whilst learning about traditional culture and games. Have dinner with the guides and hear some of the traditional stories of the community, be lulled to sleep in your Safari style tent, and wake early to begin another day in the forest. Extending the length of the trip will increase your chances of seeing the more elusive species, and offers the unforgettable experience of a night at Jahoo Gibbon Camp.

Rising before dawn we head out to the key Gibbon Area, with the WCS Bunong Gibbon Researchers on the hunt for these elusive critically endangered primates and other rare wildlife. This is a relatively short trek, close to the camp, moving quickly and quietly. We breakfast in the forest, returning to the Camp for lunch. After lunch we head out again on different routes, for a short trek into the forest and Bunong farms to see an incredible variety of butterflies, wildlife and bird watching for rare species such as Bar-Bellied Pitta and Germain’s Peacock Pheasant. We return you to your Sen Monorom hotel at about 5pm.

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