Stay at Klotok River Boat
Staying beneath the stars in the middle of the jungle has got to be one of the most magical ways to experience Tanjung Puting.
Klotok River Boat, IndonesiaOur rating: Basic
Staying beneath the stars in the middle of the jungle has got to be one of the most magical ways to experience Tanjung Puting. After travelling by boat through the day, at night it turns in to your hotel.
You can moor up well away from any of the riverside settlements, allowing you to enjoy your jungle adventure. Go to sleep with the smells and sounds of the jungle all around you, and wake to the sound of crocodiles splashing below you, and the birds calling above. Mattresses and bedding will be provided on the deck of the boat, which has wooden roof stretching about 12 feet (3.65 m). The ends and sides are open to the elements, but can be closed in the event of rain, and you will have a mosquito net tightly wrapped around the whole area. There is a western-style toilet at one end of the boat, and a simple cold-water shower can be rigged up on request, although no towel is provided. At Camp Leakey, you can use the shower facilities, which are marginally better.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but please be aware you will be staying in very simple surroundings, with no modern creature comforts, and will be exposed to all manner of jungle wildlife! It is well worth it all though - not only for the unique experience of staying on the Klotok, but also for the opportunity to see orang-utans and the wonderful work they do at Camp Leakey.
All meals and soft drinks are provided for your time on board, but if you would like some beer for sundowners this must be purchased at your own cost before reaching Pangkalan Bun, as this is a dry area. Please speak to your specialist.