BORNEO ORANGUTAN PROTECTION



Borneo Orangutan Conservation

Join us on a 6 week extreme jungle adventure to contribute to protecting the endangered Orang-utan in one of the oldest and most beautiful rainforests in the world- Borneo! Working with an awarded Orang-utan Rehabilitation Project, we head deep into the jungle to help improve the infrastructure of jungle camps used as a base to release Orang-utans back into the wild. You will have seen what this project does on the BBC TV series "Orangutan Diary". You’ll also be part of Orang-utan patrols, tracking and monitoring previously released Orang-utans in the wild.

Click here for a sneak preview and an idea of the work our partner organisation gets up to. Come and join us, make a real difference!

Why not add on 2 extra weeks and upgrade to our Borneo & Bali program?

Duration: 4 - 6 weeks Prices from: £2000Departures: April, July, September

Highlights

  • Contribute to a real, frontline and much needed Orang-utan conservation project
  • Witness the true wonders of unexplored primary rainforest
  • Challenge yourself whilst trekking through an entirely unique environment
  • Three day river adventure to release site
  • Share it all with a group of like-minded people!

First and foremost, if you’re hoping to get up close and hands on with Orang-utans, this is not the program for you. There are hundreds of injured Orang-utans we are hoping to re-release into the wild, and their survival depends on staying away from humans. Therefore whilst you will see Orang-utans during the program, you shouldn’t expect a photo holding one. The purpose of the work you’ll be doing in Borneo is purely to support the overall goal of ensuring their survival.

Project Training & Jungle Journey — You will be met when you land in Indonesian Borneo by one of our UK trained Gapforce Leaders who will lead the team as you undertake basic safety and jungle survival training. Next, we set off on a 2 day journey into the jungle and the release sites! Four by fours will help us head deep into the jungle, but with a fast flowing river blocking the way, you’ll take a zip line across the river to reach our research station.

Borneo Orang-utan Protection - As part of the Government sponsored rehabilitation program, we will aid with construction of camp structures to support the permanent teams of scientists and local project staff. Radio tracking is also a vital way you will help to monitor the released Orang-utans in the area, as well as undertaking Volunteer Research Assistant work with the local scientists.

Indonesian Jungle Trek — Putting your bush craft training skills into practice, we will next complete our exciting jungle trek! You’ll head deep into the jungle, where you’ll get a rare chance to enjoy a true and undisturbed primary rainforest environment.

What's included

  • Pre-departure briefing & support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Welcome & orientation briefing
  • Gapforce Expedition Leader
  • Local Guides
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All Survival training
  • All project training
  • All transfers listed
  • 24-hour Emergency back-up
  • Social Activities
  • Return Airport transfer


Why I Chose Borneo

"The remoteness of the location for this program is very unique, as it takes 3 days to travel there, making it feel even further into the jungle. This is the only project that works with Orangutans, andthe culture there is fascinating. It may seem bizarre to Western culture but it works!"

Jamie Bryant, Gapforce Expedition Leader, Borneo

Wonderful Experience

I felt it was a life-changing experience. I had a great 6 weeks living in the jungle, learning many useful skills. I met some great people and made life-long friends. The local people were also amazing as they were so hospitable and friendly.

Katie
November

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