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Borneo, Sumatra & Flores Wildlife Safari - Walking Holiday

Borneo, Sumatra & Flores Wildlife Safari Walking Holiday
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Explore the wilds of Borneo, Sumatra and Flores, searching for endangered wildlife. Led by Dr Claire Oelrichs, scientific advisor to Save Indonesia's Endangered Species, we explore majestic rainforests and learn about one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. This hands-on journey offers the opportunity to discover regions ignored by conventional tourism, visit conservation centres, meet researches and support locals who protect endangered wildlife habitats. Beginning with Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan (Borneo), we visit local tropical rainforest, home to orangutans, proboscis monkeys, macaques, langurs and gibbons. From our base at Rimba Orangutan EcoLodge, we travel by river boats to view primates and birds in the lowland forest and visit orangutan feeding stations along the way. We travel to Sumatra and explore the jungles of Way Kambas National Park, still home to tigers, rhinos and elephants. Whilst sightings are rare, the thrill of tracking these animals in their natural habitat is a huge privilege. Three nights are spent at Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge. Here we have fun bathing Sumatran elephants at the nearby conservation centre and viewing wildlife with a chance of seeing tapir, sun-bear, siamang gibbons, deer and endemic birdlife as well as discovering more about the local culture. To the east we travel to Flores Island, our base for three nights, from where we visit the islands of Komodo National Park which protect the impressive Komodo dragons, the largest lizard in the world. We enjoy crystal clear snorkelling over coral reef and colourful fish around Rinca Island. A scenic drive to Mbeliling Forest Sanctuary ends with a walk into a Manggarai ethnic village. Extend your time in Denpasar to explore off the beaten track destinations.

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Highlights:
  • Explore diverse ecosystems of Tanjung Puting, Way Kambas & Komodo National Parks
  • Stay in unique eco-lodge accommodation which supports local communities
  • View orangutans, gibbons & other primates on river cruises & in conservation centres
  • Track animals in their natural habitat
  • Bathe Sumatran elephants & photograph prehistoric Komodo dragons
  • Snorkel the crystal clear waters & coral reefs of Flores
  • Explorative walks in the Flores Hinterland & visit Manggari ethic villages
  • Learn about conservation projects, meet researchers & support locals who protect endangered wildlife habitats
Details:

02 - 14 April 2017 (12 nights)

Twin share/person (ex Denpasar)
Advanced Early Bird: A$6,150 until 03/10/2016
Early Bird: A$6,350 until 02/12/2016
Regular: A$6,650
Single Supplement: A$595
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 6 guests

Special Interest:
Wildlife, Botanical, Culture

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 2 - 6km per walking day (humidity, swamp crossings, agility required for entry into small river boats). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.