Tanjung Puting National Park
Located in one of the world's largest stretches of tropical rain forest in Kalimantan - Indonesia's part of Borneo, Tanjung Puting National Park is the place to explore. Composed of 415,040 hectares, the park is famous for its orangutan conservations and a popular ecotourism destination.
The first conservations was established in 1971. It supports and rehabilites ex-captive orangutans for release into the wild. Currently there are three orangutan conservations/rehabilitation research centers: Camp Leakey, Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui. All conservations are open to visitors for observation. Visitors can encounter and interact with rehabilitant or ex-captive orangutans during the feeding time.
Other than orangutan, the park is also home to proboscis monkeys, gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, wild boars, porcupines, sambar deer, birds such as hornbills and kingfishers, giant bornean butterfly, Reptiles such as monitor lizards and crocodiles.
The park was originaly set aside in the 1930s by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutans and proboscis monkey. It was designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and then became National Park in 1982.
There are three orangutan rehabilation centers inside the park; Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggoi and Camp Leakey.
Kumai River is a thriving river harbor located on the edge of the vast Borneo interior. Then cruise by klotok (traditional river boat) for 2 hours up a small tributary of the Kumai River. As you leave Kumai harbor, you’ll have an opportunity to witness riverfront life in this busy port-town, including the incredible shipyards where traditional methods are still employed to build giant, wooden schooners. Watch along the river bands for prolific bird life, and any of several species of monkeys, including the large proboscis.