An amazing place!
Andrea – volunteered in 2019
Excellent learning about/doing important work
Kyle, Canada Oct 2018
The team who hosted us made a real home for us. I travelled solo, but other volunteers were overlapping. Sue gave great communication leading up to, and while at the site. We got to do all of the activities described: observation walks, collecting data on monkey sighting, tree planting and nursery tree care, visit a school in Bukit Lawang. Lots of seeing the wildlife around the conservation site. Opportunities to go into Batu Kapal and see sights there or around the area were available anytime. If I wanted to do something specific for the project, I could ask and it would be worked out. The food prepared by Edi and Embera was outstanding, and it was fun to play cards with them and Santa and learn some Indonesian or teach some English. The team really cares about the work being done. It was inspiring to hear from Santa about the visions for the long-term of the project. Encouraging more work like this is important. Would love to do it again.
Eugene, France June 2018
For the young teenager I am, this 3 weeks trip was the best ever. From the welcoming to the local mood, everything was very warm ! This travel has for sure changed my perception on the world, especially on the way people can live in wild places. Then the project owner is very nice and generous : by creating schools and jobs for local people she tries to change their life, and we can easily feel it when these people want to share all the things they have with you. So, on the one hand this trip is very helpful for science studies (observations, conclusions, knowledge, interaction with wildlife) and on the other hand it has a very positive impact on my social comportment, I have met people who make me want to go back to this place ! (And the food is delicious!)
Jasmine, Indonesia July 2018
It was great experience for me to see animals in a real wildlife. Don’t expect to see orangutans and other animals every time you go trekking because it’s not a zoo, so just enjoy the beautiful views there. The people are really nice and the foods are delicious!