As one of our community development projects, Our Jungle House is sponsoring two specialists from the Cairns Tropical Zoo to come and work with the National Park rangers, guides and Our Jungle House
One of our favorite day hikes in Khao Sok National Park takes us through Tan Sawan waterfall while good fortune shows us a blooming rafflesia flower.
Our sustainability coordinator, Nick, was invited to document scientific research in Khao Sok National Park and Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary with Dr. Luke Gibson’s team. During the trip, he had the chance to interview the boat driver and guide, Pi Road, about the research, the state of conservation in Khao Sok, and the area’s future.
Many people including guests, management, and other businesses in the area had expressed excitement and interest in doing an environmental education project at the local schools. Some had even offered to fund a project to teach about the environment in the schools. Not once did it seem like a good idea. Why? It came down
We just got the opportunity to catch up with a local farming couple who received a microloan from Our Jungle House to begin producing free-range eggs to sell back to our resort and other resorts in Khao Sok. Fet and his wife Aeh, have lived in Khao Sok for several decades, before the park was
The first round of guide training is now finished, and this blog post cover the last few weeks of the training course leading up to the test. With only a month until the final examination, trainees took on more of a leadership role. Trainees began leading the walks themselves instead of relying on the training
Over the last few months, we’ve gained many insights from local guides on jungle remedies they use when hiking with guests. The purpose of these practical tips is not to scare anyone, but rather to inform and show that there’s no need to worry. It’s something every first-time hiker in Khao Sok—or any tropical forest—worries
As the old saying goes, time flies, and this past month has been no different. It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the Guide Training course. There is so much that the guides still need to learn. But having said that, there is so much that they have already learned. The month
Judging by the trail of smiles that greeted us along the dirt road, I felt we were off to a good start for our first hike at Bang Mahn, home of the newest trail at Khao Sok National Park. The road isn’t fully paved and people actually smile and wave when you ride by. Thailand’s