Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild

Kirirom National Park, Cambodia

At a Glance

  • Enjoy opulence and adventure in the Cambodian wilderness with this exciting new offering from renowned designer Bill Bensley
  • Shinta Mani Wild provides an incredible opportunity to get off the beaten track without having to compromise on comfort

  • This luxurious camp only has 15 tents, and so feels wonderfully exclusive

  • Days here can be spent exploring the picturesque surrounding forest and waterways, keeping an eye out for local wildlife and learning about the fascinating biodiversity

  • Due to the wild setting children under 12 are not permitted to stay at Shinta Mani Wild

  • Shinta Mani Wild is due to open in November 2018

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Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.

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Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild is a luxury tented camp set amongst 400 acres of lush forest overlapping 3 national parks. This is the first private wildlife and nature reserve in Cambodia, located around 3 hours from Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville.

Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild boasts a spectacular location, tucked into the wildlife corridor which runs between Bokor and Kirirom national parks. Famed hotel designer and architect Bill Bensley has teamed-up with the local government and conservation organisations to protect this area from poaching and logging, whilst also providing a superb site for one of Cambodia's most hotly anticipated properties.

The 15 luxurious tents are raised above the ground, suspended over the edge of the waterfalls to allow the natural migratory movements of the forest inhabitants to continue below, and to provide sweeping views across the forest and river valley. Each tent is luxuriously designed in true Bensley style with tasteful local colours and fabrics, and fascinating curios to recall the age of explorers and la belle époque. Guests can choose from a Wild Tent, a Waterfall Tent, or an expansive Two Bedroom Tent, and indulge in luxurious extras such as an outdoor freestanding bathtub. A Bensley Butler will be on hand to assist with all requests.

Meals are served either in your tent, or in the Waterfall Restaurant where the locally sourced food is provided and served by graduates of the Shinta Mani Foundation program. The foundation provides training and jobs for young local people and is supported by all Shinta Mani hotels in Cambodia. The Landing Zone bar is the perfect location to mingle with other guests and unwind after a day of trekking in the jungle, or exploring the waterways, previously untouched by tourism. The resort also offers a central swimming pool, and a zipline.
Activities are focussed on exploring and understanding the natural surrounds, and include trekking, kayaking, river safaris, foraging for local ingredients, and assisting the rangers with checking camera traps and studying the flora and fauna.
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The 15 luxurious tents are perched either at the edge or directly over the roaring rapids, allowing for a truly unique and immersive natural experience. The spacious rooms are designed in classic safari style, recalling the age of exploration with their whimsical décor and authentic Khmer objets d’art. Guests can enjoy the full services of a Bensley Butler as they unwind between excursions.


Due to the wild setting and raised structure of the property, children under the age of 10 are not permitted at Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild.


The Boulders Spa offers natural and organic spa treatments using products by Khmer Tonics. The camp is also set amongst beautiful natural scenery, with sweeping views across the river and jungle, best enjoyed from the comfort of your private deck or luxurious outdoor bathtub. A refreshing pool is located within the heart of the resort, and the resort’s zipline is the perfect way for adventurous souls to arrive in style. Locally sourced food will be served at the Waterfall Restaurant, and the Landing Zone Bar is the perfect spot for an evening drink.


Activities at Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild are both creative and varied, limited only by the imagination of the guests and their guides. Explore the nearby estuarine waterway from the comfort of a luxury expedition boat or embark on foot into the jungle with the rangers to study the forest and its resident wildlife and examine findings from camera traps. Enjoy a cooking class with a difference, as the talented local chef guides you through the jungle foraging for wild fungi, plants and fruits.


Twin Destination Offer

When booking a minimum of three nights at Shinta Mani Siem Reap and Shinta Mani Wild receive 200USD resort credit and one-way domestic flight for up to two people.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Book from 14 January 2020 to 31 December 2021
Travel from 14 January 2020 to 31 December 2021
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Location & directions

Kirirom National Park, Cambodia

Shinta Mani Wild sits in a nature corridor between Bokor, Cardamom and Kirirom National Parks in Cambodia, around a three-hour drive from Phnom Penh.

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