Trekking to Jahoo Gibbon Camp in the Wilds of Mondulkiri
Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) in eastern Cambodia’s Mondulkiri Province is home to the Jahoo Gibbon Camp, which lies in the core of the sanctuary in the Seima Forest. Covering some 2,000 km2 the KSWS is working with multiple partners to preserve this critically important habitat of endangered species.
Jahoo Gibbon Camp is a truly responsible tourism and conservation project that is home to seven species of Gibbon, including the yellow-cheeked crested gibbon, whose plaintive calls can be heard every morning echoing through the forest.
Your Khiri Travel trek to this beautiful ecological habitat begins early morning in Senmonorom, the capital of Mondulkiri, when your guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Andoung Kralong, the local village community protecting the KSWS.
You then trek through primary growth in the Seima Protected Forest, an area overseen by multiple partners, including the Cambodia Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). For wildlife lovers, the KSWS hosts the largest population of black-shanked douc langurs in the world, thought to be in excess of 40,000.
The camp itself is part of a key conservation project with the WCS and the indigenous Pnong people, an aboriginal Cambodian minority ethnic group. On this early morning walk with the Gibbon Research team you should also look out for pig-tailed and long-tailed macaques and the silvery lutung, also known as the silvered leaf monkey or silvery langur.
For bird watchers, there are opportunities to catch a glimpse of peacock pheasants, green peafowl, Siamese fireback, great hornbill, and orange-necked partridge, among others. The forest is also home to one of the largest concentrations of woodpecker, including white-bellied, heart-spotted, black and buff, great slaty and pale-capped woodpecker.
After lunch at Jahoo Gibbon Camp you will continue your trek along other isolated trails in the park, before transferring back to you hotel in Senmonorom, late afternoon.
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