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Camp Leakey

Address: Indonesia
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Jakarta, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

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 

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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).

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Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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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.

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
210 reviews 210 reviews
51 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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