I'm off on Friday for a few days of ecotourism fun (is that the right word?) courtesy of the folks at Wildlife Alliance, who are establishing a long-term community-based ecotourism venture in Chi Phat
, in the southern foothills of the Cardamom Mountains. Providing a sustainable alternative livelihood and helping to protect the biodiversity of the area is the goal of the project which will also aim to improve the commune's infrastructure, education, elder support and health care services as well. Its 140kms from Phnom Penh, only reachable by boat and our three nights will be split between a community guesthouse, home-stay and jungle camping. I'm expecting to enjoy beautiful rivers, waterfalls, traditional boating, hiking, wildlife hotspots, tropical rainforest trails, maybe some mountain-biking, caves and more besides. I'll report back as long as I'm in one piece after the adventure. If it's anything like my trip to Mondulkiri with WWF, then you'll have to give me a few days to recover my strength!
Find out all you need to know about Chi Phat here
Labels: Cardamoms, Chi Phat