OVERVIEW

Discover the Gibbon’s habitat in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Jahoo Gibbon Camp is a responsible community-based ecotourism and conservation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, where visitors have the chance to see yellow-cheeked crested gibbons and black-shanked douc langurs, as well as rare bird species. The community is composed mainly of Bunong indigenous people, who have traditionally lived in a close relationship with the forest, but who have limited access to means of income, education, and healthcare. Jahoo Gibbon Camp seeks to address this by providing a sustainable way for the community to earn an income through their forest resources. Our understanding is that this site is not accessible without a tour operator.

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Jahoo Gibbon Camp is a responsible community-based ecotourism and conservation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, where visitors have the chance to see yellow-cheeked crested gibbons and black-shanked douc langurs, as well as rare bird species. The community is composed mainly of Bunong indigenous people, who have traditionally lived in a close relationship with the forest, but who have limited access to means of income, education, and healthcare. Jahoo Gibbon Camp seeks to address this by providing a sustainable way for the community to earn an income through their forest resources. Our understanding is that this site is not accessible without a tour operator.

Safari-style tented accommodation (with beds), toilets, shower, and dining and relaxation area with balcony. The camp is currently undergoing refurbishment, carried out in phases, to improve the bamboo infrastructure.

 

 

The local community manages most aspects of the project, including cooking delicious food for visitors to enjoy in the camp or as a picnic in the forest and  guiding visitors on treks through the forest.  As well as gibbon-watching, visitors can visit waterfalls, go bird-watching, and learn more about traditional Bunong culture. One day, overnight, and longer visits to Jahoo can be organised.

 

 

NOT TO BE MISSED

Gibbon-watching from dawn with the local gibbon researchers: Jahoo is one of the only places where you have the chance to see the Endangered southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon in its natural habitat. The black-shanked douc langur can also be seen.

 

1 – 2 DAYS STAY

After a busy morning tracking gibbons through the forest, why not cool off in a refreshing waterfall, where you can have a picnic lunch. After heading back to the camp, it’ll be perfect timing for watching the sunset from the balcony.

 

 

3 – 4 DAYS STAY

As well as gibbon-watching and splashing at the waterfall, a longer trip will give you chance to visit the sacred spirit forest at Phnom Renyu. The walk passes through a traditional Bunong farm in addition to forest where you can spot primates and birds. Treks can be tailored to your interests, so please ask if there is something that particularly interests you.

 

 

Travelling from Phnom Penh, you will find several VIP minabus companies travelling to Sen Monorom (the provincial capital of Mondulkiri). From there you need to organise for your guide to meet you and drive you out to the camp.

 

Bus schedule & Booking

 

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