Borneo Jungle Gap Year


I awake in the Flying Camp. What is the Fly camp I hear you ask? Well, dear read, the Fly Camp is hessin sack suspended two branches above the ground; keeping one safe from the wet soggy ground below and all that lurks there- our only protection from Borneo’s vicious rains and howling winds.

Volunteering in Borneo

The Orang-utan Was In Her Room

It’s been a very exciting week. As you may have already heard from your loved ones, we have had some unexpected guests, Casey and Hamzah, the cutest orang-utan couple in all of Borneo; have found us foreigners quite interesting. For about 2 and a half days, they would visit us at camp. Sometimes they got too close though and would become destructive. So Desty encouraged us to scare them away. Batsum, the chef, is the best at this job…

Building houses in the Borneo Jungle

Flying Fox in Borneo

Hello! After a very long journey, we all finally met in Balikpapan to begin our Gapforce Borneo adventure. We assumed our journey was nearly over. We were wrong. A 17 hour car journey later, we arrived in the tiny village of Muara Wahau, where we would spend 2 nights to organise our jungle equipments. Then we took a gorgeous drive on the back of rusty yet reliable 4 x 4’s through firstly…