Okoki is located in the remote Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary, in Preah Vihear Province, near the Laos border. Here pools of mixed evergreen forest, follow a watercourse which provides habitat for the globally endangered White-winged Duck.
The local villagers are the main stakeholders in bird-conservation, assisting our team with setting up camp, cooking and local guiding.
Species here include: White-winged Duck, Bar-bellied Pitta, Banded Broadbill, Banded Kingfisher, Green Peafowl, Siamese Fireback, White-rumped Pygmy-falcon, Oriental Bay Owl and the Blyth’s Frogmouth.
Since Okoki is in a remote area, the only accommodation option is camping. This is done in safari-style tents, among the tall trees, set up by the local community of Dangphlet.
Okoki is 5 hours from Siem Reap. A trip to here is recommended in the dry season, from December to March, and is usually done over 2 nights. It is a very good addition to an itinerary that contains a trip to Tmatboey, in the Northern Plains. Please note, access in the wet season it is almost impossible when some parts to Okoki are cut off due to flooding.
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