Among the many locations to visit in Cambodia, Mondulkiri is one that many have hailed for its natural beauty, and a true MUST experience for those visiting Cambodia.
What’s at Mondulkiri?
Mondulkiri is easily one of the most sparsely populated provinces in Cambodia. It is subdivided into 5 districts that are made up of 98 villages and 21 communes. Within its large area, the province boasts of having powerful waterfalls and densely forested hills. Some of its well known waterfalls include: Bou Sra, Senmonorom waterfalls, and Romnea waterfalls.
Unfortunately, Mondulkiri does face threats from illegal loggers who attempt to exploit the rich virgin forests. In addition to its natural wonders, the province is known to be one of the places that provide sanctuary to Cambodia’s elephants.
The Mondulkiri Project
Travelers often come to the province not only for its breathtaking views but also to visit the elephant sanctuary. Among the most famous initiative in Cambodia is the Mondulkiri Project. This organization aims to protect elephants as well as the forests in the region, natural habitat of those pachyderms.
This award-winning sanctuary not only helps protect elephants but also protects the forests from illegal logging. Regular tours are provided for visitors who want to see the progress and interact with the protected wildlife. This project, managed by the Cambodia Elephant Rescue Organization, also has social objectives as it is well understood that this protection cannot move forward without better living conditions for the local populations.
6 of the 48 elephants of the region now walk freely in the elephant sanctuary. It is also said that they eat lots of Bamboos, play in the mud and swim happily in the river but we will let you discover that by yourself.
Now that we have triggered your curiosity you would like to learn more about the Mondulkiri Project? Here you go, right to their website.
BookMeBus and the Mondulkiri Project
In order to support that beautiful project, BookMeBus has paired with the Mondulkiri Project. For every ticket purchased through the links in this post, $1 will be donated to the Mondulkiri Project. Want to discover and support that initiative too? Pay them a visit!
When booking with BookMeBus, the company also offers to help travelers arrange minivan transport in order to visit the Mondulkiri Project Elephant Sanctuary: we take care of everything.
Want to get more information regarding that partnership? Here you go.
How to get to Mondulkiri
Do you now want to go and discover more about the Mondulkiri Project? The following routes are available for travelers headed for Mondulkiri (click on the routes to book!):
- Phnom Penh > Mondulkiri
- Siem Reap > Phnom Penh > Mondulkiri
- Sihanoukville > Phnom Penh > Mondulkiri
- Kampot > Phnom Penh > Mondulkiri
- Kep > Phnom Penh > Mondulkiri
- Battambang > Phnom Penh > Mondulkiri
- Siem Reap > Mondulkiri