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“amazing project to safe the orangutans”
Review of Camp Leakey

Camp Leakey
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3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting...
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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.

6  Thank barbaraebner
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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 very very special the increasing number of tourists are making some of the orangs a little shy. Visit but stay quiet and just watch them go about their normal day. Beautiful photos but also unexpected male orang assaults on female orangs - they do not usually mate with young babies and watching forced encounters can be disturbing If you realise what is going on - one visitor thought the female orang was being a 'hussy' when she was actually being assaulted!

It is a shame the locals aren't allow to sell cold drinks or local art work but they aren't. Bush loos only - take water and mosi spray and definitely your camera - amazing!

11  Thank suza2013
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Love the isolation up the river.
Loved the fact that you can see the orang-utans up close in the wild and see that people can be good.

4  Thank happycampers2908
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Amazing experience for the whole family, the visit to camp leakey will stay in the minds of our children for a very longtime and the beautifull photos we made will stay forever.

5  Thank Kers-Arana
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

compared to camp leakey the feeding stations ext where boring. in camp leakey we saw deadly tarantulas, wild pigs, orangutans, monkeys( of all sorts) and many different birds and plants. if you are planning on visiting tanjung national park make sure you go to camp leakey, you wont regret it!

6  Thank Esme L
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