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Camp Leakey
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Bożena Z
Gdansk, Poland22 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Klotok 3-days trip was a perfect experience. We travel with Isai, who was born in Dajak tribe. Local perfect guide, knows everything about orangutans, has perfect contact with the, and we can approach them with his company very close. Then a walk in the jungle, he showed us trees and plans. He know, which can be used as food, which can be used as medication. It is a pitty we did not have time to visit interior. Maybe next time. Isai kalimantan orangutan guide we perfect experience.
Written June 7, 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,507 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
No words can describe the emotions we felt wondering around the reserve. To be so close to the Orangutans at feeding time was just incredible! We also enjoyed trekking down the trails with so many cool things to see and smell. Make sure to bring long pants, a rain coat, sunscreen, and a ton of mosquito repellent!
Written November 17, 2019
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CjC
Naples, Florida99 contributions
Sep 2019
Orangutan Foundation run this compound inside Tanjung Puting National Park, and they are the staff that oversee the feeding stations for the ex-captive orangutans. Some good interpretive material, and helpful staff.
Written October 11, 2019
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Sussax
Florida3 contributions
Jun 2019
this site is usually visited as part of the orangutan tour. what some people may not know is that Camp Leaky is also a great gateway for jungle treks! We loved it!
Written September 28, 2019
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travisbluemling
114 contributions
Sep 2019
Everything about this experience is worth it! From seeing the alpha male (Terry), to the women with their babies, you will not be disappointed!
Written September 15, 2019
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Melissa
Boston, MA3 contributions
Aug 2019
We wanted to visit this place because of its research facility and its history. Little did we know that there are very beautiful trekking possibilities from here, that surprisingly almost nobody made use of! We were very luck to have booked the tour with Local Guides, as our guide seemed to know every little detail about the forrest and gave us an off-the-beaten-path experience in this otherwise quite touristic National Park.
Written September 5, 2019
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,521 contributions
Aug 2019
Our group of seven travelling with "Cinnamon Nature Trails" visited Camp Leakey Feeding Centre - also called Camp 3 - at Tanjung Puting National Park in the afternoon on 2nd September 2019. Our houseboat dropped us at the Camp Leakey jetty on Sekonyer River. The 2 km walk to the feeding centre was along a path, with the initial low-lying 500 metres or so on a wooden platform. It was an enjoyable walk through the rainforest.
At the feeding centre, there were a few benches that served as seats for the visitors. The feeding platform, about 10 metres in length was well separated from the viewing area. The billboard prominently mounted displayed the feeding time to be between 1400 to 1600.
A Gibbon monkey arrived on the tree canopy above, as we quietly sat on the benches. It moved from tree to tree, not jumping, but swaying with its hands and legs. Its nimble movements were fascinating. It was sitting atop trees in anticipation of the food that would soon arrive.
At about 1415, attendants distributed bananas on top of the feeding platform along with some milk. The gibbon descended quickly along a nearby creeper, drank some milk, collected a few choice plantains and climbed back on to its vantage point on top of the tree. It was obvious that he wanted to be away when the Orangutans arrive!
The attendants made loud calls, apparently to inform the orangutans that their meal was ready. Orangutans however were not in a hurry. It took some time before they arrived on the scene. All of them did not come at once, but arrived, mostly one by one, from all directions through the tree canopy of the rain forest. As they arrived, we enjoyed seeing them on treetops, hanging on to branches, swaying between trees and creepers. Unlike monkeys, Orangutans don’t jump, they move by swinging on their arms and legs. Quite large and bulky, with a thick neck, they have long strong arms and bowed legs with no tail! There were youngsters and mothers with babies clinging on to them. A young playful orangutan couple, after they fed themselves, entertained the crowd with their courting antics. When the dominant Male arrived, ones that had their bellies full, moved away.
As we were getting ready to leave, a herd of bush pigs arrived and consumed the banana peels left on the ground.
I enjoyed the afternoon immensely, watching both the gibbon and the orangutans, their elegant movements and their play as well as the motherly care for the babies.
Although not listed in Tripadvisor, there are two other feeding centres along Sekonyer River – 1 Pondok Tanggui also called Camp 2 (feeding time 0900 to 1000) and 2. Tanjung Harappan also called Camp 1 (feeding time 1500 to 1700).
It was very satisfying to see the immense care bestowed on these animals at all three feeding centres for their continued sustainability.
Written August 30, 2019
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Nikkormike
Nottingham, UK38 contributions
Jun 2019
2019 was my second visit, I was there in 2008 too. I have to say that the experience now is not as good, further from the orangutans, many more people. One day it was like Piccadilly Circus and the noise, despite the signs insisting on "silence", was horrendous. Hardly the experience it was 11 years ago but still amazing to see such amazing creatures. We lived on a liver boat and that too was amazing, the highlight of the whole trip.
Written July 12, 2019
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carlonitram
Campolongo Maggiore, Italy41 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
we were three couples, and we rented a houseboat of the right size without having booked it first (so we could have seen it before!) we were very lucky with the weather (it never rained!)
the trip in the river (3 nights) was very relaxing and interesting
the stations for observing the orangutans are easy to reach and observing these cute animals has been very exciting. The only disadvantage was caused by the humans who were too often intrusive and talkative despite the various advices.
however a good experience to recommend
P.S. we also ate very well
Written June 19, 2019
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WeRtheTravelers
Kailua-Kona, HI248 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This place is an essential part of great ape history. If you know the film "Gorillas in the Mist" about Dian Fossey and have seen documentaries about Jane Goodall and chimps, then you should know that this is THE orangutan place. Built by hand by Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas in the 1970's when Louis Leakey chose her as his third woman to study great apes. You travel up a river to this destination, and the boat ride is part of the fun, and YES, you most likely will see orangutans upon arrival and maybe some wild ones along the way. The klotoks have refreshments and most have a restroom. You can arrange tours ahead of time and have tours various durations with companies such as Adventure Indonesia. If you know that you are going to be in the Kumai or Pangkalanbun area of Kalimantan and have just 1 spare day, you could still plan for this day trip. Although there is not a dress code, remember that travelers should be respectful of customs in different countries, and in Indonesia this means to avoid revealing clothing. Besides,it is better to have a very light weight but long sleeve shirt on to protect from sun burn or possible mosquito bites. Some travel clothing is jungle weight and very light weight and treated to repel bugs.
Written June 11, 2019
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