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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This place and experience are very special. The orang utans were so beautiful and fascinating. Apart from breaking branches when travelling effortlessly through the treetops they are silent. One day we also saw a black handed gibbon too. If there were no feeding stations you wouldn’t get a chance to see these amazing apes. They are shy and elusive in the forest. We did see 2 building nests by the river from the boat but only saw the glimpse of an arm. The Klotok was a brilliant experience and we loved every minute. You can see endemic proboscis monkeys from the boat: only found in Borneo.
The main downside was the appalling behaviour of some of the visitors. Speaking loudly in front of a sign saying Silence isn’t acceptable and allowing children to throw sticks in front of the feeding station is wrong and stupid. However when I asked people to stop in a polite way they were very rude. It made me ashamed to be European. I think some people confuse this with a Disney attraction or a zoo. We must respect these lovely gentle creatures and this brilliant work.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

On a three day river cruise to view orangutans we stopped at Camp Leakey to attend the daily feeding. It was amazing to watch the orangs swinging in through the trees coming into the platform for bananas and sweet potatoes. It was an incredible experience. We did notice though that the buildings and walkways could use a little work. I know this is a non profit but it seem a little attention would go a long way.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ClaireInBoulder
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Camp Leakey provides education and passion for the conservation of orangutans. It is inspiring and provides a wonderful experience for observing the orangutans as they come for a feed of bananas.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AnnabelleE66
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

I went on this tour May 2018. AP Phoenix described it perfectly. It is not about luxury nor comfort. It is all about orangutans, up close and person. Such wonderful animals. No aggression towards us, just curiosity. You could travel with another company, but you would miss the best parts. Dr. G is a wealth of knowledge that she shared daily with our group. We were allowed to visit the feeding stations before the hordes of tourist arrived. We also had an opportunity to meet sun bears. I cannot recommend this trip more than I have.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Slightly disappointing museum/info centre that feels neglected, however because it was the original rehabilitation centre, the orangutans here are very comfortable with people and its likely to be the place you'll have a close-up encounter. There's a delightful gibbon who comes to the feeding platform too, and a not-so-wild boar snuffling around so its a great spot to end a tour.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LaraM1743
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