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“Camp leakey, the best of them all!”
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Camp Leakey
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US$325.00*
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3D2N Orangutan Houseboat Tour in Tanjung Puting National Park
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Reviewed 27 August 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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"the river"
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"palm oil"
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"great place to see"
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"visitor center"
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"an easy walk"
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"thank goodness"
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"tree plantations"
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"alpha male"
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"boat ride"
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

You expect wild animals to be shy and steer clear of humans. At Camp Leakey, there are orangutans, macaques and gibbons all around. You're photographing one orangutan on the feeding platform, and hear a crashing noise above you, and have to step aside as another orangutan comes down the tree beside you.
To be clear, Camp Leakey and the National Park at Tanjung Putting provide supplementary food for the wildlife because most of the rainforest has been (and continues to be) clear-cut and replaced with palm-oil plantations. The animals are restricted to little riparian strips along the rivers, and there is not enough wild food to sustain them.
The experience of being so close to these shaggy cousins of ours is life-changing.

9  Thank MandMMiami
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Amazing place, worth the boat trip up there. Dont do the 1 day speed boat, do the 3 day lazy trip, it is fantastic.
We went to Kalimantan for the sole purpose of going to Camp Leakey and we were not disappointed.

10  Thank Katrina O
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Much has been said about this trip and we have to add our bit. Yes it is really very very good. In fact better than we expected. Camp Leakey a joy thank goodness for the people who have worked and still work so hard to save the forests and animals.The boat was wonderful, comfortable, clean and was well set up with several sleeping and sitting options. The food was excellent. We had the boat to ourselves, 2 people and slept on deck under a mosquito net, it was magic with the forrest sounds and fireflies.
Travelling up the river was so nice and serene the river is beautiful. It was easy to spot various animals, especially Proboscis monkeys, birds and Orangutans. The walking into the forrest at the stops was easy, more like a stroll and the forrest was diverse. Our guide Fardi was very knowledgeable and friendly, he seems to get a lot of good reports and they are well deserved. Fardi can arrange a complete trip his email -fardibornean@yahoo.com.
At no time during the trip did we see any person or guide try to feed or touch the orangutans. Anything we had anticipated as being of concern such as mosquitos, leeches, rain or heat was not an issue, there was nothing to worry about.
Getting there via internal flights adds to the cost, but considering that you would be paying to stay and eat somewhere, the cost of the trip was very reasonable. We paid $650 AU for 3 nights 4 days, which included transferes from the airport and a tour thro Kumai and Pangkalan Bun.
Domestic air fares were easy to book using 'Mau ke mana' 'Indonesianmatters'. Thanks Chris.
Most important message we have about this place is do it. You will love it.

37  Thank ikemax
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

I love the environment and also the nature.
But I hate to people who sometimes throw away the garbages.

4  Thank B334PV
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