We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Camp Leakey

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Indonesia
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 56 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Orangutans in all their glory.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
OneAddictedTraveler
,
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Add Photo

56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Top Contributor
363 reviews 363 reviews
165 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
72 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We spent three days on a houseboat run by Borneo Eco Tours (the Indonesian one, not the Malaysian one - they do not have a Trip Advisor listing), and it was truly amazing. I absolutely recommend for anybody looking for adventure, wildlife viewing, but with mild comforts (air con and hot water!). Camp Leaky was one of three camps we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ivins, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. Albert, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We did the 3d/2n trip with Isy Iskandar's crew. It was absolutely fantastic! Among various other feeding stations, we visited Camp Leakey where we were lucky enough to see the dominant male orangutang, and even got to see him choose a female and wander off for a little oranga-banga!!! We also stayed a while after most people left, and got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Vienna, Wien, Austria
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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).

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Telling about Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park, special mention must be given to Prof.DR. Birute Galdikas, " a crazy woman" who have dedicated her life for orangutan study and conservation. She was instrumental in having Tanjung Puting's designated as a national park in 1984, thirdteen years after she worked there and continues to campaign for its long term protection.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Camp Leakey is a very special place for rehabilitated orangutans. Well worth visiting. The orangutans walk straight past you and are very close. I loved Camp Leakey.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Camp Leakey also viewed

East Kalimantan, Borneo
 
Pulau Kakaban, East Kalimantan
Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan
 

Been to Camp Leakey? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Camp Leakey and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Camp Leakey staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?