Visit Tanjung Puting National Park
Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the more accessible national parks on the island. You can visit the Camp Leakey Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, which cares for orphaned and rescued orangutans.
Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia
Situated in southwest Kalimantan, Tanjung Puting is one of the more accessible national parks on the island.
Making your way through narrow backwaters under the jungle canopy by local klotok boat gives you a serene view of the unspoilt rainforest and the best chance of spotting primates, crocodiles and birdlife.
Camp Leakey Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
In the depths of the park the renowned Camp Leakey Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre has been caring for orphaned and rescued orangutans since the pioneering work of Dr Galdikas in the 1970s. This is possibly the most rewarding of the world’s four sanctuaries as the rehabilitated orangutans you see are wild and free to roam the 4,000 square kilometre park.
Although there's a comfortable ecolodge on the river bank at the edge of the park, there's also the option of sleeping on the deck of your boat under a mosquito net, at one with the sights and sounds of the jungle.