Why Borneo ?
No traffic, the sound of rare birds from deep within the rainforest, a little bit of fog over the calm waters and monkeys that are sitting on top of the trees along the river. Welcome to Tanjung Puting and the jungle of Borneo. The island of Borneo, called Kalimantan for its Indonesian part is rich both naturally and culturally.
Kalimantan – the expansive Indonesian part of Borneo – is an adventure in every sense of the word. Remote jungle, snaking rivers and interior mountains serve up endless opportunities for epic rainforest exploration, while its cities are low-key and little visited by Indonesian standards. You can travel here for weeks without meeting another foreigner and at least some knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is recommended.
Kalimantan’s natural resources have made it a prime target for exploitation and its once-abundant wildlife and rich traditional cultures are under threat. Protected areas mean this is still the best place in the world to see the noble orangutan sharing the remaining jungle canopy with acrobatic gibbons and proboscis monkeys. The indigenous people, collectively known as Dayak, have long lived in concert with this rich, challenging landscape and their longhouses can still be found near Kalimantan’s many waterways, creating a sense of community unmatched elsewhere in the country.
For every person that loves the outdoor and would like to see a more remote place on this planet, Authentic-Indonesia would highly suggest a trip to Tanjung Puting as this might be a once in a lifetime experience possibility to be among wild living animals such as the Orangutan, Bonobos and a large number of different and rare bird species.
You will be captivated completely by the purity of the air, the openness of the night sky with the most remarkable view of the Milky Way, the magnificence and dignity of the gentle orangutans, the thundering downpours that instantly cool the air, and the clarity of the brilliant crimson sunsets.