Staying at Our Jungle Camp certainly makes you feel you’re staying on the cusp of Thailand’s dense wilderness with its river view and exotic rubber tree plantation surroundings. This eco resort is located on the outskirts of Khao Sok National Park and is the perfect place to explore the lush area from.
There are four unique room categories. We stayed in one of the 16 duplex wooden tree houses, which can accommodate up to six people with four beds (two double beds and two single beds) in total, and had its own private bathroom. We didn’t see any monkeys during our two-night stay but kept an eager eye out from our private furnished patios as we enjoyed the sight of the limestone mountain looming over the treetops.
There are so many activities that you can do around Khao Sok National Park that Our Jungle Camp provides its inhouse guests. One of the activities that we did was a guided canoe trip along the river, which was a wonderful and serene experience that started off near a local village where local kids were playing in the river. Wildlife and limestone mountains appeared around river bends and we stopped off on a riverbank where our guide made coffee for us using fire and bamboo.
Jungle treks, Thai massages, elephant bathing (our Jungle Camp adopts a strict ‘No Riding Elephants’ policy), Thai cooking classes, and lake trips are just a few examples of things to do in Khao Sok National Park that Our Jungle Camp provide. We organised an overnight lake trip through the hotel, which is much better value to do than booking directly.
A main road full of bars, restaurants, and shops is a 10-minute walk away. It’s safe to walk there but it does get very dark at night and we preferred eating at Our Jungle Camp’s restaurant. The food served there was extremely tasty. Made from their own homegrown ingredients, it was just as good as anything available in the area. We spent our evening at the resort’s restaurant and bar enjoying the tranquillity (and the WiFi).
We would definitely stay at Our Jungle Camp again when visiting Khao Sok National Park as we just felt like the two nights we stayed there wasn’t long enough. We would recommend staying here for three nights so you can avail of all the different activities before moving on to spend two night in a raft house on Cheow Lan Lake.