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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

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With over 1,200 animals including elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, crocodiles and leopards, the wildlife rescue center is a fantastic day trip from Phnom Penh. Several all inclusive tours are available. The Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife...more
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National Road 2 | Takmao Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for a tour with Free the Bears, after taking care of bears we walked around to see other animals. You can make this trip independently, but if you have some money to spare, go with one of the NGOs working there - it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leuveen
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are an animal lover this place is a must. The work being done here is incredible and the environment for the animals is well thought out. The drive to the sanctuary is about 1.5hours from Phnom Penh by tuk tuk. When you pass...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Behind the Scenes full day tour: Wildlife Alliance rescues wild animals being kept as pets or from dubious zoos. They are an NGO so must work in partnership with the government to be allowed to do their precious work. They never turn an animal away...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words! It's great to see you took so much of the information provided away with you and we're very appreciative that you are sharing it! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Kingdom.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can visit this reserve independently but we went with the Behind the Scenes tour run by Wildlife Alliance. Essentially the park is government owned and run, but WA (which is a US-based NGO) does a lot of the work rescuing and rehabilitating sick and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PaulB886
Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Paul. We're glad you and your family had an enjoyable day with us! It certainly isn't within everyone's budget, but without guests like you our work at Phnom Tamao would cease, so we appreciate your support. We hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We did the behind the scenes tour here. This is definitely the way to see this place - it is an hour and a half from Phnom Penh and if you just arrived and paid the ordinary entrance fee you would not: - interact with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeahSydney01
Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Leah. We certainly agree with your points! We appreciate your support and it certainly sounds like you had an enjoyable day on tour!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

We went on a small group trip with Wildlife Alliance. At $150 p/p it's on the pricey side but 100% of the profits go towards the charity and the whole experience was so amazing that it was totally worth it. From taking Lucky the elephant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank blinkered1984
Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words! We know our tour is not within everyone's budget so we do truly appreciate your support! We hope that Lucky and the cheeky Macaques left you with some wonderful memories to take home. Safe travels!

Reviewed November 17, 2018

This zoo is a strange mix of a throw back to a time to when you could feed the animals, blended with more modern animal enclosures rather than pens, to give a kind of 'Jurassic Park' experience. First up, it is a quite a way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your review and taking the time to visit Phnom Tamao. It certainly isn't a western style zoo, as many people expect, and is in fact a rescue and rehabilitation centre for the victims of the illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia....More

Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We got a tuk tuk from Phnom Penh here which took about an hour but was pleasant enough. First impressions of the park were that you’re very much left to your own once you pay the fee and then you get swamped by locals trying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Visiting Phnom Tamao independently can definitely be a bit tricky, most expect a western style zoo, and as you have indicated it is most definitely not. We're glad to hear you came across a Guide, as they can...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We paid to go on a small group tour with the wildlife alliance - it’s expensive but worth every cent to get such an amazing experience with the animals. We fed Lucky the elephant, had macaques climb on us for food (more fun than it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words! We're glad to hear your enjoyed your visit with Lucky and the Macaques. Your donation helps us keep our work at Phnom Tamao going and we truly appreciate your support. Enjoy the rest of your time in...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Just over one hour by car from Phnom Penh, a really interesting day trip! As you would expect quite rustic but also charming would recommend to anyone who likes animals and is a little tolerant to a non structured retreat. We will certainly be back!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhilipN095
Wildlife R, Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks for your kind words Philip! We're glad you enjoyed a day out of the city with us at Phnom Tamao!

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kimchitravels
July 18, 2018|
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Response from gksd | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. The tour was from World Animal Alliance who run the wildlife park. It took the whole day so I would suggest doing 2 separate days, not cramming everything into one.
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yoan1818
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Wildlife R | Property representative |
When choosing to visit independently, we recommend hiring a car or taking your own transportation into the park to drive between sections, so the cost would include the amount for a car hire for the day and entrance fee($5... More
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elysesimek
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Wildlife R | Property representative |
Betelnut Jeep Tours is a private business running tours at the center, their tours do not include any behind the scenes access, but they have over 10 years experience at the park and know the stories and personalities of the... More
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