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 Discovery 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 Discovery, 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
Announcing the Volunteer Programme for 2014!
These are the dates of the Volunteer Programme 2014. Confirmation of the exact project is still to be made - it will be helping with the infrastructure of a protected area as are all our volunteer programmes.
This coming year there will be two trips, each of four weeks, at £850 (inc. everything upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun. Excludes all flights)
Our trip dates will be:
- Group one : Arrive Pangkalan Bun Airport 4th August . Depart Pangkalan Bun Airport 31st August.
- Group two : Arrive Pangkalan Bun Airport 7th September. Depart Pangkalan Bun Airport 5th October
Pangkalan Bun is a flight away from Jakarta; please allow a day for this journey from Jakarta.
Please note the trip is currently unconfirmed – we should hear soon whether the trip can go ahead.
The Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme was established in 2000 in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Our programme is like no other and promises exciting opportunities for adventurous individuals; volunteers participate in conservation fieldwork that really makes a difference, whilst getting a chance to see ex-captive (and hopefully wild) orangutans in their natural habitat. It has never failed to be a success; not only does it provide the Foundation with a base of committed supporters, but past volunteers all agree that taking part was an unforgettable and amazing experience.
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.