Consist of 3 countries ( Malaysia , Brunei Darussalam , Indonesia ), Kalimantan Island or Borneo named in the past, is the 3rd largest Island in the world ( after Greenland and Papua ). Central Kalimantan is one of five provinces in Kalimantan. Famous tribe comes from most-part of Kalimantan is “Dayak”. They are civilized, but still conserve their traditional value. Some of them convert to be christian , and some others to be islam. Kalimantan or Borneo also famous with their rivery area, endangered Ape call Orangutan , Proboscis monkey with its long nose , also macaque monkey.
Tanjung Puting is famous for its orangutan conservation. Boarding on the klotok boat , cruising up the river , stop en route at Pondok Tanguy (the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans) , trekking through the rain forest to see Orang Utan at morning feeding time , are some most excited itinerary you can find here at Tanjung Puting. Camp Leakey’s visit, where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest also will be a memorable trip for most tourists. Ranger as your guide also will guide you trekking through tropical rainforest searching for wildlife, wild orangutan, birds and other primate such proboscis as well as tropical jungle plant. Afternoon boat cruising back to guest house , you may have opportunity to see Orang Utans again along the river.
This national park , located in the southeast part of West Kotawaringin Regency in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan. The nearest main town is the capital of the Regency, Pangkalan Bun. In addition to orangutans and proboscis monkeys, the park is also home to gibbons, macaques, clouded leopards, sun bears, wild boars, porcupines, and sambar deer. The park also features many reptiles, including crocodiles, monitor lizards, and pythons, birds, including hornbills and kingfishers, and insects, such as the giant Bornean butterfly.
Orangutans is three extant species of great apes and can be found only in Indonesia and some part of Malaysia , also classified as endangered species in the world. Orangutans are currently only found in the rainforests of Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sumatra. Classified in the genus Pongo, orangutans were originally considered to be one species. They were divided into two species: the Bornean orangutan (P. pygmaeus, with three subspecies) and the Sumatran orangutan (P. abelii). In November 2017 it was reported that a third species had been identified, the Tapanuli orangutan (P. tapanuliensis). But scientist agreed that all orangutan comes from Kalimantan Island at the first time before some separate-migrate to Sumatra Island.
Located in the Tanjung Puting Reserve (now National Park) in Central Borneo, Camp Leakey was established in 1971 by Dr. Biruté Galdikas and former spouse Rod Brindamour. It was named after the legendary paleo-anthropologist, Louis Leakey, who was both mentor and an inspiration to Dr. Galdikas as well as Drs. Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Originally consisting of just two huts, Camp Leakey is now an assemblage of permanent wooden structures designed to provide a base for scientists, staff, students, and Park Rangers.
As an active research facility, Camp Leakey welcomes day visitors with local guides. Visitors are not allowed to overnight at Camp Leakey. OFI staff ask that you come with the appropriate permits, check-in with the rangers, observe the orangutans from a safe distance, and do not disturb the scientists conducting research.