Shinta Mani Wild - A Bensley Collection Introduction

1 December 2022


Bill Bensley’s unique vision of an extravagant jungle safari inspired by Jacky O’s 1967 adventure with King Sihanouk

The hotly anticipated Shinta Mani Wild - A Bensley Collection opened on 21 December 2018, crowning a transformative year for Cambodian luxury tourism. Nestled deep within the wilderness of the South Cardamom National Park, in a pristine wildlife corridor one and a half hours drive south of Phnom Penh, Shinta Mani Wild - A Bensley Collection offers an all-inclusive luxury tented camp experience. From the exhilarating moment of arrival - criss-crossing the rapids via a 400m zip line, straight into the Landing Zone Bar, there is no such thing as a typical day at Shinta Mani Wild.

Perched over 1.5km of river and waterfalls, the 14 one-bedroom tents (100sqm) and one two-bedroom tent (141sqm) have been meticulously designed to evoke Bensley’s vision of what it might have been like to be on luxury safari in the jungles of Cambodia with Jacky O’, who travelled throughout the Kingdom with King Sihanouk in 1967. Stunningly realised, this extraordinary product of Bensley’s imagination provides an experience unlike any other in Asia. Creative luxury adventures include exploring the untrammelled waterways of South East Asia’s last wild estuarine ecosystem aboard a custom Bensley-designed expedition boat; or joining armed Wildlife Alliance rangers on anti-poaching patrols. Ever changing menus are inspired by sustainably foraged wild edible plants, as the camp’s naturalists guide guests through the forest to discover – and taste – Cambodia’s natural larder. The Khmer Tonics Spa provides chemical-free treatments including a river-stone foot massage while soaking in a waterfall pool.

Shinta Mani Wild’s comprehensive conservation and community programmes are spearheaded by the Shinta Mani Foundation and include the provision of long-term employment opportunities to local inhabitants where there is minimal infrastructure and fewer work prospects. Shinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection, in conjunction with the Foundation, nurtures its natural environment through partnerships with respected conservation organizations including the Wildlife Alliance NGO. This extreme exercise in ingenuity enables guests to explore this pristine wilderness, while making the lowest possible impact on the land, offering a luxury adventure with intimate access to one of Asia’s most stunning forest ecosystems.


Shinta Mani Wild- A Bensley Collection has fourteen one bedroom and one two-bedroom tents. Rates start from USD1,900 per tent per night (based on twin or double occupancy) plus applicable service charge and government taxes. Rates include all food and beverage; private guided activities and excursions; unlimited spa treatments; personal Bensley Butler and land transfers from Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville airports. Helicopter transfers are additional. A minimum three-night stay is required and a minimum age of 10 years. Rates are valid to 31 October, 2023.

For more information and reservations, please contact Shinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection, on

Tel: +855 12 223 782



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