You will experience hands-on conservation work, usually involving a construction based community project, and you'll also see orangutans in the wild!
In your free time, volunteers will be able to explore the Park by boat and on foot, see Camp Leakey and visit the orangutan feeding sites! Volunteers usually swim, play sports and spend the evenings chatting and playing cards!
The experience of living in the middle of the rainforest is both a unique and incredible experience and we guarantee you will take away a lot of memories and friends that you will keep for the rest of your life.
All participants will be met at the airport and given a quick briefing of the local town before transported to the reserve by car.
For the duration of 3 weeks, you will live within the reserve itself! This means that the project site will be remote and several hours from the nearest town. You will stay in a pondok. A pondok (literal translation “lodge”) is a temporary building made from a wood frame and tarpaulin which is used for the walls and the roof.
Food is provided three times a day and is typical of the region. The usual meals consist of simple dishes of rice or noodles and vegetables, with occasional fish or chicken. We can vouch for the fact that Ibu Opit produces amazing food with whatever she has to hand though!
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to stock up on snacks etc. at the start of the programme and when the Co-ordinators go into town.