The future of the orangutan rests ultimately with the people of Indonesia and Malaysia. The Foundation encourages the development of environmentally friendly employment and income generating opportunities, to lessen the demands local people make on the forest. Foremost amongst these, is the generation of ecotourism opportunities using responsible partners like Steppes Discovery.
As a joint venture between the Orangutan Foundation and Steppes Discovery, the Foundation offers trips to Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, to see orangutans in their natural habitat. These trips offer real insight and privileged access to the work of the Foundation, as well as helping to stimulate non-timber related industries in the locality of the Park.
Before you travel visit www.RIGHT-tourism.org to make sure your trip doesn’t support animal suffering.
Steppes Travel Tours
These unique and popular tours go beyond the conventional and immerse participants in the daily lives of wild and ex-captive orangutans. Run in conjunction with Steppes Travel, each tour is lead by an orangutan expert from the Orangutan Foundation and offers real insight and privileged access to the work of the Foundation.
Orangutan Photographic Trip to Borneo
Orangutan Foundation teamed up with Ian Wood to run a photographic tour in Tanjung Puting National Park. The tour is suitable for anyone with a camera and a love of nature.
Glide down gorgeous rivers and visit orangutan feeding sites and the famous Camp Leakey research centre...see monkeys and birds in their natural habitat and capture on film the memories that can last forever”.
Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Changes have been made to the dates and price of this year’s programme. These changes are reflected below.
The Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation. We are saving the endangered orangutan by protecting its tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education.
Now in its 16th year, our volunteer programme is like no other - not only will you experience essential hands-on conservation work but you will also see the endangered orangutan in its natural habitat.
Date: 25th July - 15th August (arrival and departure dates in/out of Pangkalan Bun)
Location: Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo
Project: A community-based project to help build a new guard post adjacent to the newly established 8,000 hectare extension of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve! This guard post, based on the river that borders the reserve, is crucial to preventing illegal activities such as illegal logging. Lamandau is one of the few sites in Indonesia where rescued orangutans can be safely released back into the wild, and our volunteers will be some of the first to explore this area of the reserve and discover the wildlife within it. This project will be a unique opportunity to take part in conservation work while living in orangutan habitat!
Includes a three day boat tour of Tanjung Puting National Park (guaranteed sightings of wild orangutans) and a trip to the famed Camp Leakey. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to visit nearby orangutan feeding sites at our release camps in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve.
Cost: £600 - includes all construction materials, meals, accommodation and local transport from the 25th to departure on the 15th. Excludes international flights. Places are limited.
Note: There is no hands-on contact with orangutans.
For more information please contact the Orangutan Foundation
on 020 7724 2912 or email us at the office