Cambodia, Phnom Penh and The South
Info : Champa Lodge
Located in a spectacular riverside location on the outskirts of Kampot, Champa Lodge is one of Cambodia’s most unique, laid-back and enticing abodes offering guests a truly Cambodian experience.
Accommodation is in a selection of traditional, stilted wooden houses from around Cambodia that have been painstakingly deconstructed and rebuilt at the lodge. The ‘Boat Lodge’ house sits at the edge of the river and has one large master bedroom, an en-suite bathroom, a veranda with day beds and excellent panoramic views. The ‘Paddy Lodge’ house has a room with two double beds, an en-suite bathroom and a veranda. The ‘Palm Lodge’ house has one bedroom upstairs and two downstairs bedrooms and is suitable for couples and families alike.
Surrounded by farming and fishing communities, Champa Lodge is located in a truly idyllic spot where the simple and authentic joys of rural Cambodian life can be taken in at leisure. Similarly, the life on the river provides an endlessly changing picture of activity as fishing boats and villagers go about their daily life.
Champa Lodge is also an activity hub for guests as there are a range of interesting and exciting excursions and experiences on offer. Boat trips can be arranged to explore the river towards the coast and further inland; and kayaks are available for use near the lodge or for exploring many of the smaller tributaries of the river. The staff can help with routes and send guides as required. Cycling is also a good way to see the area and more adventurous rides or motorised transport can also be arranged.
The main restaurant is charming and serves a selection of great local and fusion food and an extensive range of drinks. Kampot town is a ten minute drive away – or it’s fun to do the journey by boat - where there are many restaurants and cafes to explore.
Champa Lodge is run with a strong ethos of responsible tourism, and it will appeal to anyone wanting to experience rural Cambodia from a charming, simple and comfortable base. The activities offered mean your trip can be as active or as laid-back as you like; simply soaking up the sights and sounds of life on the river and around the lodge are quite an experience on their own. Champa Lodge can also be rented in its entirety for families or small groups and it makes a good base for exploring many of the attractions surrounding Kampot and Kep. Highly recommended.
Eco/Adventure - This category covers gorgeous lodges in the jungle, comfortable safari camps and dreamy, but simple, beach cabanas. These places defy conventional categorisation: what is communing with nature to one person may be terrifying bugs to another! Many of these places are very comfortable and the service generally of a very high level - but please read the website review carefully and/or talk to us and be sure to have understood what you are letting yourselves in for!
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Both our guides, in Cambodia were excellent. However, I would like to nominate Channak for an award because we felt he gave an outstanding level of service, showing us things that weren't on the itinerary which we would never have found by ourselves and going out of his way to do so. His general sociability and ability to talk to local people, including more reserved tribal people, meant that we had a much greater insight into the community than we expected and we felt privileged to be there with him. He also has personal experience (from childhood) of the Khmer Rouge regime which made our visits to Toul Sleng and Choeung Ek in particular even more poignant than they would have been otherwise.