After our long international flight, we arrive in Jakarta and will be transported to our hotel where we will stay close to the airport. We will fly out the next morning for Sumatra.
Overnight stay at Hotel FM7. Lunch and dinner on your own. Breakfast included.
Orangutans: they are the stars of this unique adventure. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are found only in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo. Join Wild Focus Expeditions on an exclusive small group journey starting off in Sumatra where our group has been granted access for one full day by special permission to the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine Facility managed by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP). We will meet Director, Dr. Ian Singleton who will share his expertise, knowledge, and experience with us about Sumatran orangutans. We will have a unique opportunity to observe orangutans (up-close) and we will photograph the human-like behavior of these charismatic and wonderful animals. After this amazingly fun experience, we will then visit Gunung Leuser National Park in northern Sumatra which is one of two remaining habitats for Sumatran orangutans. Our base will be Bukit Lawing, a small primitive jungle village that sits on the Bahorok River. From here we will cross the river to explore the rainforest looking for the orangutans.
When we leave Sumatra, we then fly to Borneo where we will spend 3 days exploring the jungle of Tanjung Puting National Park, the third largest tropical rainforest in Borneo. Tanjung Puting is home to gibbons, proboscis monkeys, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears and the Bornean orangutan. Here we will visit Camp Leakey – the orangutan research center developed by renowned primatologist, Dr. Birute Galdikas. Camp Leakey was established by Dr. Galdikas and named it after the legendary paleoanthropologist, Dr. Louis Leakey who was a mentor to Dr. Galdikas and colleagues Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Dian Fossey. The Bornean orangutans that we will meet will continue to surprise and delight you.
After this life-changing and incredible time in the rainforest spent with wild and habituated orangutans sadly comes to an end, we will fly through Bali and on to Komodo Island. We will spend the next three fabulous days photographing the prehistoric-looking Komodo dragon. Growing to a length of 10 feet (3 meters), this is the largest lizard in the world. They are carnivores that hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds and mammals such as the Timor deer. Join Wild Focus Expeditions on this exciting, educational and exotic trip – this is an experience not to be missed.
Wild Focus Expeditions provides specialized, small group photography tours. Our photography expeditions are designed to get participants into distinctive, engaging locations around the world at the optimum times for photography. Our photo tours are created by our team of photographers who want to experience and photograph the world's top wildlife, nature and traditional cultures locations.
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