One of the most interesting destinations for you to explore in Kalimantan is the Tanjung Puting National Park located on the Central Kalimantan Peninsula. This is widely known as one of the biggest orangutan conservation areas in the world home to over 40,000 orangutans.
Being at Tanjung Puting National Park feels like you’re in nature at its best. Unlike other conservation areas that are mostly manmade, Tanjung Puting National Park is still in its original form. You’ll be invited to explore the area on a wooden boat called a klotok to all of the appealing sites in the area, starting from the rehabilitation area, conservation area, research and education area up to the ecotourism spot. Worried about spending a few nights on a boat? No need to fear! The vessel is equipped to meet international standard cruises. Locals are used to serving foreign guests so you shouldn’t need to bother worrying about the quality of the service.
Another top attraction at the Tanjung Puting National Park is that you can directly interact with orangutans in their natural habitat! Learn about how they are protected and travel through the Sekonyer River in the klotok to visit the rehabilitation center in Camp Leakey to gain a better understanding about the government, community and other’s serious efforts in preserving and protecting the orangutan.
But an adventure in Kalimantan would be incomplete if you only come to see the orangutans because there’s so much more to do in Indonesia’s version of the Amazon. Aside from being the natural habitat of orangutans, Tanjung Puting National Park is also the home of other primates, such as the proboscis monkey and lutung, bears, mousedeer and many more. Plus, there are hundreds of fascinating bird species and flora for you to observe and admire.