Following the success of the Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Angkor, an
enclave of 10 luxurious Khmer inspired pool villas which opened in
Siem Reap in December 2017, Bensley Collection is set to expand
its Cambodian portfolio with Shinta Mani Wild scheduled to open on 1 November 2018.
Nestled deep within
Cambodia’s South Cardamom National Park in a pristine
wildlife corridor three hours’ drive south of Phnom Penh, Bensley
Collection - Shinta Mani Wild will offer a luxury tented camp experience.
Guests will arrive at the gate
lounge by road or helicopter from where they can enjoy an unique
adrenalin-filled entry to the resort via a 380 meter (1,247 ft)
zip line over a swiftly flowing river and waterfalls, arriving
‘Indiana Jones style’ in the Landing Zone Bar. Jeep transfers are
also available for those wanting a more traditional arrival.
Bensley who was
inducted into Hospitality Design’s Platinum Circle hall of fame in
New York in 2017, has set out to create his most ambitious and
extravagant luxury tented camp project to date - fourteen one-bedroom (100 sqm) and one two-bedroom (140 sqm)luxury
tents perched over 1.5 kilometers of river and waterfalls.
With no official menu,
culinary offerings under the direction of the camp’s talented Chef Kien Wagner will include wild edible plants foraged
each day from the forest to accompany the best quality meat and
seafood available. Guests can also join Chef Wagner on his foraging
expeditions and learn from his extensive expertise including five
years in Cambodia. Fresh flavorful condiments will be made in
house rather than pre-purchased and the camp will have a
permaculture farm and will support local farmers and fishermen.
The area has a rich source of large succulent mud crabs which are
a local delicacy.
Bensley Collection -
Shinta Mani Wild will offer a range of creative luxury adventures.
To the south east of this private sanctuary, guests will be able
to spend a day exploring the untrammeled waterways of South East
Asia’s last wild estuarine ecosystem aboard a custom Bensley
designed fully equipped expedition boat complete with kayaks. To
the north, guests will have the chance to accompany anti-poaching
rangers and researchers as they check camera points and study the
wild forests and their inhabitants; an unique opportunity to
explore these untamed lands with the people that know them best,
taking only photographs and leaving only footprints.
important part of the camp’s ethos is having a team of rangers
conducting anti-poaching patrols in order to generate a safe haven
for birds and animals. A team of full time naturalists have been
living at the resort during construction for the past year
studying the flora and fauna. They have also developed a range of
hikes for guests to explore the area.
While not adventuring
and exploring this incredibly diverse region, guests can relax and
enjoy their luxurious tents and camp facilities including the
Waterfall Restaurant, Landing Zone Bar and Boulders Spa featuring
chemical-free products by Bensley’s Khmer Tonics.
Rates at Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild will start from
USD1900++ per night, inclusive of all food and beverage, activities,
spa treatments and land transfers from Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville
airports. Helicopter transfers are additional. Rates are subject
to applicable service charge and government taxes. A minimum 3-night stay is required and
children under 13 years of age are not permitted.
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