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Camp Leakey

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In camp leakey you get a feeling for the beauty and the problems of the Kalimantan forests. Deforestation, bio diversity, beauty and destruction are easy to understand on a trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In camp leakey you get a feeling for the beauty and the problems of the Kalimantan forests. Deforestation, bio diversity, beauty and destruction are easy to understand on a trip to Camp Leakey. The Orang Utans are the highlight of the camp visit, but there is so much more to it!! Highly recommended for every conscious traveler!!

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musicetc123
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had to cancel b/c of illness, but we would like to hear from others who went -- how was the tip? the orangutans? the boat? the traveling on the water? the food?? everything. We were so sorry we couldn't go.

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Bouctouche, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is very fare from a zoo it is really in the wild and you will have a close encounter with the Orang Outan!

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York UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am sorry but I was truly disappointed in Camp Leakey! The information huts were sadly in need of a good overhaul - the information notices were faded and looked very tired and worn. I had expected to see young orang utans being cared for etc etc. The feeding station was through the forest and visitors should be aware that... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas has worked with orangutans here since 1971. We visited two feeding stations and were able to view several adult males and quite a number of females with their offspring. Accessed by klotok, the trip up river is also great for proboscis monkeys and lots of birds.

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Ivins, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One of the original research sites for Orangutans. Photos with ancestry of Orangutan families. Good feeding stations for released and wild ones!

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Camp Leaky was one of three spots we visited to see orangutans in tanjung Puting National Park. Though we loved them all, camp Leaky was where we had an incredible experience. After hiking through the jungle towards the feeding station, my wife and I were stopped wiping the sweat from our brows. We heard a loud shaking in the tree... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As other reviews before mine suggest, it simply the best place to see orangutans living in wild. My partner and I went to all three feeding stations that are open for public, and we found out that there were many more orangutans in Camp Leakey that showed up during feeding time, compared to the other two stations. We quickly felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

from the minute we were met at the airport our guide couldn't have been better. trip to camp leakey is truly amazing. our timings at the camp was spot on Tom the alpha male seemed to be waiting for us he became our guide to the feeding station. to see the apes was one of the best things i have... More 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

would be great, but the unfriendliness of the "big boss" gives it a bitter taste (luckily most visitors never get to meet her).

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Address: Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Borneo  >  Central Kalimantan

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