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Kutai NP – Meeting wild orang utans

The first item on our travel agenda for Kalimantan was the Kutai NP, a 2,000 km² protected rainforest with an estimated orang utan population of 600. Only a tiny fraction of the park is open to visitors, allowing them to stay at one of the 2 rooms at the ranger station which is reachable with a 20 minute boat ride from the outskirts of Sangatta. The best way to go is to call the senior ranger Mr. Supiani beforehand, asking him about the conditions. The accommodation is nice, visitors are asked to bring their own food and water for the stay

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Kutai NP – Day and night hikes

During our 3 days at Kutai NP we did several hikes in the morning to meet orang utans and one night hike to to spot insects. While unfortunately most of the forest is not primary growth due to bush fires in the 1980s and 1990s, there is still lush wild life in abundance. Next to the orang utans the park is famous for, we saw beautiful animals, plants, flowers, and insects. During the day, we saw more plants and flowers, while at night the insects came out and our awesome guide Udin spotted several birds sleeping on the branches on

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