Tanjung Puting National Park is a national park located in Central Kalimantan peninsula, the national park which covers nearly the size of Bali is home to amazing wildlife. Here are the largest orangutan conservation in the World with an estimated population of 30,000 up to 40,000 orangutans are scattered in the National Park and also outside the National Park. Here also dwell proboscis monkeys and long-tailed monkeys, birds, and other wildlife and native plants of these forests. In addition Tanjung Puting is also designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 with a core area of National Park covering an area of 415,040 ha were set in 1982. Obviously this place is a treasure of the world that attracts visitors from around the world. Borneo adventure and orangutan tour is a memorable experience.
This stunning jungle environment must visit if you are enthusiasts of outdoor adventure. When you enter the wilderness forests of Borneo are cleaved by rivers in Tanjung Puting National Park then it will be an experience that will not be forgotten. You instantly become an adventurous nature to meet a variety of exotic tropical animals with the main actor is the Bornean Orangutan. Tanjung Puting is so special because it is the capital orangutan region on Earth.
The best way to visit the Tanjung Puting National Park is by boat klotok. Why this boat is called klotok because tok tok tok sound so that people around gave the name of the boat klotok. Klotok boat is pretty comfortable accommodation, Klotok boat load of passengers 7 up to 12 people and the boat speed is not too fast so we could enjoy the atmosphere Sekonyer River, along down the river. With this boat passengers can enjoy the sunset, fireflies and other wild animals are sometimes seen on the riverbank.
Most visitors to Tanjung Putting National Park are foreign tourists. Because many foreign tourists, who come here, make people Pangkalan Bun and National Parks further improve their services. One example is when we get into the boat Klotok, not inferior to the five-star hotel services, guides and boat captains were friendly. The food was also very good if we compare with the standard of the Big City. Maybe they have been accustomed to serve foreign tourists so the service quality standard was still nice. Likewise when the night, we can sleep on board klotok accompanied with a mosquito net.
When down the river Sekonyer we can see monkeys swinging from one tree to another. These forests are home to eight species of primates, including monkeys who has a long nose (proboscis), with a long nose, surrounding communities call it monkey Dutch because the nose is pointy. One of the interesting places in Tanjung Puting is Camp Leakey, the orangutan’s preservation. Indeed, before heading to this Leakey camp, there are other camps such as Tanjung Harapan, Pondok Tanggui, Pondok Ambung, and the last is Camp Leakey. This camp is the largest and was built in 1971. This place is a refuge location orangutans rescued from illegal hunting. Nowadays this camp is known as a center for the study of orangutans. We may study orangutans at Camp Leakey information center. Feed the orangutans are not allowed in the Camp Leakey and other camps. This camp will be maintained and remains important because of the orangutan are an endangered species, threatened by the impact of deforestation and the illegal pet trade.
Moreover Pondok Tangui also a rehabilitation center for captured orangutans. In both these conservation center, you will get a chance to see these amazing primates up close and learn more about how we can protect endangered species from the island of Borneo. Orangutans have a solitary nature or may live alone, the new female orangutans are semi-solitary because of Orangutan females should keep their children into adulthood and independent enough to be able to live alone in the forest. Different with humans, orangutans female will give birth to the most rapid return after four years or after their children grow up.
Endemic plant in Tanjung Puting National Park is Ulin wood or Ironwood. This wood is only found on the island of Borneo. Ironwood is widely available in Tanjung Puting, which makes the famous Ironwood are the types of wood most powerful among all types of wood. Because of this wood can withstand all weather field. If exposed to water will be increasingly hard and Ulin Wood is not eaten by termites because the wood is very hard.
Tips in Tanjung Putting National Park
High season in Tanjung Puting National Park led to full klotok boat reservations. In July to August is the high season period because it coincided with school holidays. If you want to visit the Tanjung Puting National Park, avoid the July-August. Additionally bring mosquito repellent.
At the time along the river Sekonyer to the attractions place in Tanjung Puting National Park, beware of crocodiles, they are difficult to see but they exist around the river. It is strictly forbidden to swim in the river Sekonyer, due to which there are still many crocodiles in this river and many casualties if we are not careful.
At the time of seeing orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, recommended for women who dress decently, because to keep things that is not desirable, because orangutans may also be interested in humans?
In the area of Tanjung Puting National Park, the phone signal is very rare, increasingly entered into the National Park area the more you do not get a signal. to save batteries blackbery or your mobile phone, replace the 3G with EDGE signal. 3G Signal spend a lot of your battery.
Avoid dark colored clothing during a visit to Tanjung Puting National Park because of the mosquitoes and gnats very fond of dark clothing.
Orangutans have a big power and are much stronger than human. The strength of female orangutans is equal to the power of four men and one male orangutan force equal to the force of eight men. Orangutans can not swim and they were very afraid of the fire.
How to get to Tanjung Puting National Park?
There are various flights from Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Palangkaraya, and other major cities to Pangkalan Bun daily.
Accommodation in Tanjung Puting National Park
For accommodation in Tanjung Puting using boat klotok, jungle lodge and guest house. For this klotok there HKWK association (Association of Travel Klotok Kumai) and already have a standard for the price per day. Price klotok it varied according to the size and engine boats.