Borneo Tanjung Puting National Park traditional klotok on a river

Set among a large swathe of coastal tropical heath and peat swamp forest, Tanjung Puting is one of the major hopes for the orangutan's survival.

Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park is famed for its conservation efforts, and with the world’s largest population of wild orangutans, you can almost guarantee you’ll see some of these free-roaming great apes.

Visitors can spot an array of other native wildlife — including proboscis monkeys, civets, gibbons and sun bears — so jump aboard one of the many traditional Klotok boats sailing up the Sekonyer River, and keep your eyes peeled. Spend a day visiting the orangutan research and rehabilitation centre, Camp Leakey, for an unforgettable, up-close experience.

Indonesian Borneo

Where to see orangutans in Kalimantan

Kalimantan or ‘Indonesian Borneo’, occupies the giant’s share of central and southern Borneo, representing about three-quarters of the island. Formerly Dutch Borneo, colonial rule was established in 1863 and wound up in 1949 when Kalimantan became a part of the Republic of Indonesia. A massive state, Kalimantan is split into five provinces: central, east, north, south and west...read more

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Orangutans and Tanjung Puting

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