Day 2: We were up early as we had stayed in a lovely room at the Rimba Lodge the night before and the Proboscis monkeys were playing on our cabin roof at about 4:30 am. They will throw things at you if they so desire! Check them out here: https://animalia.bio/proboscis-monkey The females are pretty cute… Continue reading Day 2: Orangutan Visit – Tanjung Puting National Park
Our Guide, Abul
A gentle soul who leaves all impressed by his serenity and calmness! He raised, by hand, many of the Orangutans we met on our tour and calls them all by name. He calls them and they come to him! He gives them space to be themselves but allows the visitors to see them in their… Continue reading Our Guide, Abul
Day 1: Orangutan Visit
There are very few words to describe the majestic beauty of these close relatives of the human species! So, I will let some of the pictures speak for me. Day 1: As we walked calmly into the jungle it was raining like a monsoon! Creeks were swollen to almost rivers, paths were under water, and… Continue reading Day 1: Orangutan Visit
Siti’ tanjungputing Orangutan Tour
One of our favorites of the great apes is the Orangutan! Once we had decided to visit Indonesia it was not possible to come without seeing the Orangutans. We searched the internet and even local Indonesian groups for suggestions and recommendations. We came upon Siti purely by chance and as luck would have it we… Continue reading Siti’ tanjungputing Orangutan Tour
Welcome to the wilds of Borneo!
We were met at the airport after a day of travel by our local guide from Siti’stanjungputing Tour - Desi. Desi got us ensconced in a local hotel (see below review about our experiences with the Grand Kecubung Hotel) and gave us a quick synopsis of our tour to begin the next day. Desi was… Continue reading Welcome to the wilds of Borneo!
Wonderful Indonesia! Denpasar!
Well here we are...travelling again! Flights are a mess, travel times are long and arduous and changes and cancellations are the way things are these post-COVID days! But, after numerous changes and a couple of cancellations we made it to Indonesia after 3 years of trying... We always plan carefully...but sometimes all the good planning… Continue reading Wonderful Indonesia! Denpasar!