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Central Kalimantan Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge

Central Kalimantan Rimba Orangutan Eco Lodge


Rimba is reached only by boat from the port of Kumai. Arriving at the Lodge jetty in the middle of the forest is an unforgettable experience. The jetty connects to all rooms, the reception area, office and restaurant by a series of covered boardwalks. The Lodge provides a base from which you can explore the surrounding rainforest and Tanjung Puting National Park. . Take a walk from your room along the bird walk, hear the plaintive cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and the resident Macaque monkey troop from your comfortable room, set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river. From the Lodge you travel by klotok (wooden boats) upstream, surrounded by rainforest, to a number of feeding stations in the Tanjung Puting National Park, the most famous of which is Camp Leakey, established in 1971 by Professor Birute Galdikas, a student of Professor Louis Leakey, together with Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey. As you walk through the rainforest you often see orangutans and at Camp Leakey you sometimes see gibbons as well as many butterflies and birds. At the feeding stations you will get a wonderful opportunity to see these amazing primates up close. You might also take a night safari to see tarsiers, glowing mushrooms, fireflies and perhaps owls. Situated on the edge of ‘The Tanjung Puting National Park’, this forest lodge on the Sekonyer River provides a base for seeing nine primate species.This is one of the only places in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wild. Observe Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Gibbons, Tarsiers and other primate species in their natural habitat. Enjoy the Klotok river boat experience and the forest. Key Features at a Glance Forest and river lodge situated on the edge of ‘The Tanjung Puting National Park’. Base from which to explore the rainforest and see Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Macaque Monkeys, Black-Handed Gibbons, Tarsiers and other primate species in their natural habitat. Klotok river boat experience offering a unique experience in itself and a chance to see wildlife along the forest edge and at dusk to be surrounded by fireflies among the lower river reeds. National Park entry and all tours organized to suit your interests by the Lodge staff Base for hiking in the park

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