It is important to note that The Wild KK Project is run by a small team of volunteers and as such, we are not in a position to welcome guests who have not informed us or not booked their trip with us in advance. Below are some tips on how to get to us.
From Phnom Penh; Several bus companies connect the capital of Phnom Penh with Koh Kong daily, in the morning at around 07:45 am and around midday. The trip takes around 5 to 6 hours and costs between $7 and $9 per person, and guests can expect to arrive at the Veal Piir intersection, also known as Road to Thmo Bang in Khmer
ផ្លូវបំបែកថ្មបាំង / Phlov Bombaek Thmo Bang) around 1:30 pm or 02:00 pm, or in the city of Koh Kong around 02:00 pm to 02:30 pm, in time for the start of your adventure with us. Note that travel times vary according to the bus companies guests travel on. Tickets can be easily bought in guesthouses, travel agencies or by conacting the bus companies directly. Guests joining us in one of our trips to Areng need to be kindly reminded that you need to tell the company (and the driver too for good measure) that you will need to get dropped off at the intersection mentioned above, and not in Koh Kong city itself. Guests joining us in our trips to coastal estuaries / mangroves need not worry as the meeting point is only a 10 minute walk-away from the bus station in Koh Kong city. See the map below for reference, although our coordinators will happily help you out by email or phone if you get stuck.
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Note: Mini vans and private cars also connect Phnom Penh with Koh Kong, but beware that these tend to be less safe that public tansport and more expensive, anything between $120 to $150 to rent the whole car / van. We advise you to stick to buses.
From Sihanoukville; One bus company only (Virak Buntham) links the coastal city of Sihanoukville with Koh Kong, with
buses leaving daily only in the mornings at 08:15 am. The trips take between 4 and 5 hours and again you will need to let the driver know where you want to get dropped off (see above for details). Virak Buntham (Sihanoukville branch) can be reached on 012769382 or 016754358. Let us know if you need any help and as advised make sure that your adventure with is planned at least a few days in advance.
From Kep and Kampot; Though there are mini vans connecting these two beautiful coastal cities with Koh Kong, the service is not regular and can be very unreliable. To avoid unwanted adventures, guests are advised to spend a night in Sihanoukville the day before then proceed from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong latest on the day our tours start.
From Koh Kong city; For guests going to one of the Areng trips, note that the city of Koh Kong (officially known as Khemrak Phumin city) is approximately 30 Kms away from the Veal Piir / Thmo Bang intersection along National Road 48, where local guides pick guests up. You can get there by bus, mini van and motorbike taxi, and the trip takes no more than 30 minutes. Our activists will be more than happy to advise you on how to get to the rendezvous point. For guests joining us in one of our awesome trips along the coastal estuaries & mangroves, getting to where we are is easy as Koh Kong city is small and our departure point is no more than a 15-minute walk from the bus station.
From Trat (in Thailand); It is also possible to make it on time for the start of our tours from Trat in Thailand. Ideally you should leave Trat early morning, as the trip to the border can take up to one and a half hours. Then, after going through the 'fun' of handling Cambodian immigration police, you can catch a motorbike or tuk-tuk to Koh Kong city. Our activists will be more than happy to advise you on how to get to either of the rendezvous points.
Note: order to minimize unwanted headaches, get an online e-visa before entering Cambodia!
From Siem Reab, Battambang, Pursat, Mondulkiri, Steun Treng, Ratanikiri and other Cambodian cities, it is strongly advised that guests leave for Phnom Penh one day before the start of the trip and spend one night in the Cambodian capital before proceeding onto Koh Kong. Though there is a night bus between Siam Reab and Phnom Penh, there has been some road safety issues in the past so we do not recommend it (plus it is always better to get a good night's sleep before the beginning of your adventure with us!). Note: There is a road linking Battambang and Pursat with Koh Kong but there is no regular transportation services and the road during monsoon is really challenging.
(if you fail to get an answer after a few hours, chances are that our main coordinators are in the jungles, out of signal. If that is the case, we will get back to you in once we are back to civilization ;).