Orangutans in Kalimantan
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Like every year, so we visited again this year in other locations in Indonesia. On this trip we went on a Klotok in Kalimantan, to the Orang utans in Tanjung Putting National Park.
What is a Klotok? A wooden river boat about 12m by 2m with a roof that forms the upper deck, a great place for viewing the Surrounds, The top deck is also where you want to sleep with a mosquito net covering the whole canopy. Toilet facilities and very basic shower facilities aboard the klotok (boat). That means adventure on a wooden river boat to the orang utans. We flew to Pangkalan Bun and boarded our Klotok ONE PIECE in Kumai. The crew members welcomed us very friendly and the Kaptain YEPI drove uns through the river landscape of the national park. Fendi, the local guide and Monal, our one-and-only tour guide from Manado made this adventure to an unique nature experience.
Already on the shore of the river we could see „Dutch Monkeys“, Makaks and hornbills. ONE PIECE brought us to the various feeding stations of the National Parks (Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tangguy) and to the highlight of that trip – Camp Leakey. There we got to know Tom, the alpha male of the clan. Mario, a young animal of about 5-6 years received our Klotok already at the landing jetty and wanted us to observe our lunch. Ranny, a female, has made friendship with us and wanted to walk hand in hand. An unforgettable experience !! would like to express our gratitude and thanks to Monal – Sultan Tours – , who organized this trip and accompanied us.
SULTAN TOURS INDONESIA Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 12A Manado, INDONESIA Phone +62 431 867093, Cell. +62 813 4071 8409 email: firstname.lastname@example.org email alternative: email@example.com www.sultan-tours.com
Our tour plan:
ORANGUTAN TOUR Duration : 3 Days – 2 Nights on the boat High light : River safari, Feeding time, Orangutan observation.
Day 01 : PANGKALAN BUN – KUMAI – PARK
Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local guide and take you to Kumai to board on the boat. The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat about 12m by 2.5m with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide‘s team includes the boatmen( captain and assistant), a cook and a guide. We’ll cacth the afternoon feeding time for orangutans at 3 pm. at the fisrt camp named Tanjung Harapan. After feeding In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys(proboscis and long tail macaca) along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on boat.
DAY 02: BOAT – PONDOK TANGGUI – CAMP LEAKEY
After breakfast on the klotok we’re boating up the river for about 1 hour we stop at Pondok Tangguy, the second camp which used to be a rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans, to see morning feeding time for orangutans at 09.00 am. After that proceed to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans were used to be reintroduced into the rain forest. After lunch on the boat you will have opportunity to take short trekking before we witness the orangutans feeding time at 2 pm for old rehabilitated orangutan which are given additional foods and some milk. Overnight on the boat.
Day 03 : PARK – PANGKALAN BUN
After breakfast at the klotok we’re boating down the river back to Kumai and transfer to the airport( B ) Tour end.