If you are looking at family holidays to Borneo, then this Borneo trip combines the best of Tanjung Puting National Park’s orangutan research stations and rehabilitation centers but with treks and camping deep in the Borneo rainforest. On this family adventure tour to Borneo you will see at first hand the work of dedicated conservationists working to preserve the habitat of the orangutans because although the park is protected by the national government the orangutans’ environment is threatened by the powerful commercial interests of the oil palm industry and illegal loggers. Therefore responsible travel family holidays and eco friendly holidays to Borneo have never had a more important role and on this trip we help to fund and support the work of the Friends of the National Parks of Indonesia- one of the most effective but low key NGO’s working in Borneo, Indonesia.
Tanjung Puting National Park is arguably the best place in Borneo to see orangutans as it is home to the densest population of wild orangutans (over 4,000) anywhere in the world. You will also see the rare proboscis monkey, the false gavial crocodile and a wide range of tropical birds.
Whilst here you will spend your time on board a river boat (klotok), which is a great way to enter deep into the Borneo rainforest, as well as trekking and camping deep within the forest. Key facts of wildlife found in Tanjung Puting are:
• The largest wild orangutan population in the world
• 9 species of primates
• 3 species of primates endemic to Borneo, proboscis, red leaf-eating monkeys, and Bornean orangutans
• 230 species of birds
• Two species of crocodiles
• Dozens of species of snakes and frogs