12-day Best Cambodia
Best wildlife viewing experience to capture all target species in Cambodia, the largest lake in south-east Asia hold the largest breeding colony in south east Asia such as Spot-billed Pelican, Oriental Darter, Greater Adjutant, Lesser Adjutant, Milky Stork, Painted Stork and Grey-headed Fish Eagle, A feeding area for the largest congregation of Sarus Cranes in Southeast Asia and endangered Eld´s Deer. Changkran Roy is the last evergreen forest remaining in Siem Reap is a good spot for Bar-bellied Pitta and Oriental Bay Owl.
The seasonal flooded grassland supports the world´s largest population of Bengal Florican and Manchurian Reed Warbler. Cambodia supports the largest remaining deciduous forest in the north, potentially for unique species such as Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, White-winged Duck, 17 species of Woodpeckers; Black-headed Woodpecker, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker and three species of Asian Vultures, Slender-billed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture and Red-headed Vulture. And then link to Kratie to observe restrict to the region Irrawaddy Dolphin, Mekong Wagtail and Small Pratincole. The Bush near Phnom Penh to observes the newly discovered species of Cambodian Tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk).
What to Expect
Note: The best time for this tour is from November to May.
Things to Bring and What to Wear
Most CBGA trips occur in the cool dry season from December to March. This is the best time to visit Cambodia when the daytime temperatures are low thirties and the heat is dry. Night time temperatures are typically in the low twenties though occasionally a cold snap will drop to 13 or 14. By the end of February / beginning of March the temperature has started to climb both day and night time reaching a peak in April / May.
Loose natural cloth clothing (with a hat) is most comfortable giving protection from the sun and mosquitoes. Most things are available in Siem Reap usually cheaper than in Europe or America but if your schedule allows little time the usual items for hot country countryside will help make your trip enjoyable; sun cream, mosquito repellent, a torch and earplugs.
Hiking boots which give ankle protection against the small risk of snakebites are recommended for the forest walks.
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