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Camp Leakey

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We also wrote a review of Tanjing Puting more generally. This was a special place. We did a walk one morning and saw 4 orangutans including a family group where the soon-to-be alone boy was very curious and wonderful to watch. We also saw the King and a Gibbon at the feelings station, which was special. Our guide, Jafar, was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Camp Leakey was absolutely one of the most amazing things my wife and I have ever done. We flew from Jakarta to Kalimantan and took a private klotok boat up the river to the Rimba Lodge. The Rimba Lodge is a small (~20 room) eco-lodge that shares its profits with the orangutan conservation efforts. It is the perfect location to... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took the two night boat tour with Isy Iskandar and really loved it. His guide (Jojo Bono) was excellent and helped us not only with seeing the orangutans but also with birding. The food on the boat was fabulous. We could not shower the first night because the river water was polluted but could the second night (the shower... More

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
32 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We ( me and my wife) visited this place on 13th April, 2014. We have visited Tanjung Puting on 12th and also we saw orangutans in Gunung Leuser in Sumatra. But this was the best of all! On the way to the feeding station, we spotted many orangutans and one of them was really entertaining all of us for more... More

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Top Contributor
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25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We spent a day visiting various locations where Orangutans were likely to be seen. We were not disappointed since our guide Erwin seemed to have the knack to spot special things for us like mother and child by the rivers edge which we enjoyed alone until they were bored and sauntered off. The river and jungle on either side of... More

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Top Contributor
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123 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Camp Leakey was a two hour slow but fascinating boat ride up the mangrove lined river from the lodge we were staying at. On arrival you walk along a raised boardwalk above the mangrove swamp and then along a trail through the rainforest to the feeding platform. We were lucky to spot a few or Gautama in the trees before... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The animals we found here were not afraid of human. We could be near them and some even posed for us! Lovely experience!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Traveling on your own slow boat to Camp Leakey is the way to go. We went with Isy Iskander's Borneo Orangutan Tours and really enjoyed ourselves, kicking back on deck watching the monkeys, birds and crocodiles and hiking to the feeding stations. The boat had some nicer touches than most on the river and crew were great and we enjoyed... More

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Leonding, Austria
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62 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

..this is the place to experience close-up encounters with one of the great apes! be prepared for the hot humid climate. we were lucky enough to be guided by Dr.Beruti herself - what an amazing lifetime project and insights into the world of orangutans.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Travelling to the camp is great and better in the slow chugging boats rather than speed boats, great trek into see orangutans and gibbons so close it is hard to believe, care needs to be taken to watch bags and back away if orangs get too near, the young teens are cheeky! Mum and baby amazing and although it is... More

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