Yesterday we visited Phnom Tamao animal sanctuary with Betelnut Tours. All the animals apart from the monkeys have been rescued and are in the process of being rehabilitated. Those that are capable of surviving are released back into the wild, those that aren’t are kept at the sanctuary along with the endangered species which become part of the breeding programme
On the website it describes the tour as follows:
This is not a luxury air con tour. You will spend a lot of time in the sun, you will get dirty and sweaty, you will have to do some walking and climb in and out of the jeep. This trip is not for everyone. Roads are bumpy, elephants will put dirt and saliva on you and if it rains you will get wet.
We have never had a complaint and we would like to keep it that way. If this doesn’t sound like your idea of fun – don’t do it. However, if you want a unique experience, can handle getting hot and dirty and want to meet some amazing people who are working with some incredible animals – then this is your trip
This proved to be a pretty good description. It was hot, we got dirty and sweaty but it was by far the best place to see animals that we’ve visited so far!