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Borneo Orangutan Protection


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Overview

Join us on a 6 week extreme jungle adventure to help protect the endangered Orangutan in one of the oldest and most beautiful rainforests in the world. Working with the New Orangutan Rehabilitation Project, we head deep into the jungle to help construct rope bridges, hides and viewing structures. Location for BBC TV series "Orangutan Diary", we also trek into the jungle to track released orangutans.

Click top right, to watch our video for more details. Come and join us, make a real difference!


What to Expect

Survival Training Begin your jungle adventure with our intensive training in jungle survival, first aid, navigation and evacuation scenarios. This is the opportunity to prove that you're tough enough to survive the remote wilderness that awaits.  You will also learn about conservation in action by visiting the low land orang-utan clinic to learn about orang-utans, their habitat and the threat from humans.

Project Work Next, travel deep into the jungle to the release site, an adventurous 3 day journey upriver by various forms of transport.  Our orangutan reintroduction project is in a remote location in the centre of Indonesian Borneo, in a designated release area covering 35,000 hectares of primary protected lowland rainforest. For the next 4 weeks you will help our monitoring research team with a number of physically challenging projects including rope bridge construction, hides and lookouts and information posts. You will also assist the team with their monitoring efforts.

Jungle Trek To reward you for your hard work (and to REALLY test your survival skills) you'll head off on a 5-10 day trek into the unexplored Borneo jungle. You'll see incredible creatures, stunning views, be swinging through the trees, jumping into plunge pools and clambering through undergrowth. The Trek is in one word...unforgettable.

Highlights

  • Expert Jungle Survival Training
  • Help Save the Endangered Orangutan
  • Trek through stunning and remote landscapes
  • Three day river adventure to release site
  • Survivor Party!   


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Request Info Pack

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When can I go: March- October

How long can I go for: 6 weeks

Cost: from £2,9​00

What is 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 necessary project equipment and materials
  • All transfers listed
  • 24-hour Emergency back-up
  • Social Activities
  • Return Airport transfer
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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, and

the culture there is fascinating.  It may seem

bizarre to Western culture but it works!"


Jamie Bryant, Gapforce Expedition Leader, Borneo


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