We provide transport to the Wildlife Release Station from the nearest town called Chi Phat, and getting there is all part of the adventure! From Chi Phat, it is approximately half an hour by motorbike on local roads with our experienced drivers, keep an eye out for the buffalos! For your reference, WRS is sometimes referred to by locals as the zoo (“soon sat” in Khmer), or the elephant rest place (“domnak domrei”) operated by Wildlife Alliance.
Pick-up from Chi Phat on the day of your arrival is flexible, our motorbikes can meet you as early as 8 AM and as late as 3 PM to transport you to the Station! On the day of your departure, we can arrange to take you to meet your ongoing transport and guests are welcome to stay as late as 1 PM in the afternoon.
By car, you can drive directly to Chi Phat. There is a river crossing and a ferry is available to bring cars across when the tide is high, with the ferry for guests running as often as required!
By bus, please tell your bus company and driver to let you off at the Andoung Tuek bridge, along Highway 48 between Phnom Penh and Koh Kong city, where motorbikes will be available to take you to Chi Phat and we will meet you there! Virak Buntham and Soriya are reliable bus companies; you can book through their local offices, your guesthouse/hotel or a travel agent.
As the exact time of your arrival can be difficult to estimate due to changing traffic and road conditions, please call us during your journey so that we can ensure the motorbikes are prepared and waiting for you! If you are taking a private taxi, please have your driver call us so that we can be in touch to determine your estimated arrival time. If you do not have a local SIM card and we do not hear from you on the day of your arrival when you reach Chi Phat village please go to the CBET office (located a short walk up the main road into the village on the right hand side), there you can instruct the staff at the CBET office that you are meeting the motorbikes to go directly to the Wildlife Release Station and they can give us a call! It will then be a 5-10 minute wait for the motorbikes to come collect you. If you arrive between 12-1 PM there might be limited staff at the office and some staff have limited English, please show them the Khmer text below explaining that you have already booked your visit to stay at the Wildlife Release Station and they will get in touch with our staff to send the motorbikes:
ពួកខ្ញុំបានកក់កន្លែងសម្រាក នៅស្នាក់ការដោះលែងសត្វ។ សូមជួយទាក់ទងទៅលេខសឿន ០៩៦ ៦១៧ ៣៧២៩ គាត់នឹងឲ្យម៉ូតូមកយកពួកខ្ញុំ។ សូមអរគុណ!
We are here to help make your trip smooth and convenient and can help you arrange transport from any starting point. Please contact us with any questions or concerns on +855-95-970-175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.