After the discovery of black-cheeked Gibbons in Bokeo Province in Laos, this territory was turned into the Bokeo Nature Reserve and the unique Gibbon Experience project was launched.
This area is a great combination of various landscapes—green mixed-deciduous forests, mountainous terrain, waterfalls along the Nam Nga River, and of course a rich variety of fauna including elephants, water buffalo, and tigers. However, the key focus of the project is the gibbons that inhabit the gigantic old trees. Several canopy huts have been built which provide great observation spots and are equipped with all the necessary facilities for comfortable living. By the way, every tree house is different from one another, as every tree has a unique crown and system of branches. To move between huts or reach the ground, visitors use a zipline, as everything is located high above the ground. The ziplines in Bokeo also help to greatly shorten the tracks and make for some gorgeous vistas as well.
Not every visitor is lucky to see gibbons while staying at the reserve, especially during heavy rain and cold weather. If you choose to visit between November and May, you will be able to hear the songs of the gibbons and have a better chance to spot them.