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
2014 Programme ran from August 4tth – September 8th
2015 dates likely to be six weeks in duration, starting in August. Please contact us at the office if interested.
Exact dates likely to be announced January 2015 - anyone can apply!
All costs covered from when you meet the Foundation in Pangkalan Bun to when you return to Pangkalan Bun/airport at the end of the Programme. Flights (international and internal flights) and all preparations are not covered. Please allow a few days for travel either side of six week duration.
Getting To Tanjung Puting National Park Yourself
You can also buy the essential travel companion for the Tanjung Puting National Park visitor at our online shop for £7.50.