Jungle + Tropical Islands
- Live & teach indigenous jungle tribes
- Meet the elusive orangutans!
- Explore the stunning beaches, islands and reefs
Up until 31st August 2012
PLEASE NOTE: OUR LAST DEPARTURE FOR THE BORNEO ITINERARY OUTLINED HERE WILL BE APRIL 2013 (we are researching new projects and itineraries in Borneo and hope to launch shortly our progrrame for July 2013 onwards).
Four different locations, projects and tribes in one fantastic placement…
On arrival you'll be whisked away to the traditional long house community of Kipouvo, northern Sabah, to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Rungus community. You'll be involved with basic construction work, help out with their harvesting and take part in their highly competitive village sport.
The second phase will be at the village of Bongkud, located in Ranau district on the west coast of Sabah. Well known for the highest mountain in south east Asia, Mount Kinabalu. The majority of Ranau population is composed of the Dusun natives.
Camp Bongkud is located within the village where you will get involved with their Community Improvements Projects. There will also be the opportunity to learn how to play the traditional local instruments, music, dance and perhaps also gain some knowledge from some local cooking lessons. The Bongkud community loves its sport, especially football, volleyball and badminton so be prepared to get stuck in.
The third phase will be at the village of Batu Puteh on the mighty Kinabatangan River in Eastern Sabah where you can see up to 8 species of primate swinging by, including the elusive orangutan. Here you will live in a jungle camp and work on a forest regeneration project.
The fourth phase is at a camp on Mantanani Island, a 2-hour boat ride out into the South China Sea. Explore the reef and lagoon around the islands in search of turtles and dugongs, which swim within view of the beautiful white beaches. Here you will live amongst the Muslim community and assist with land based community building projects.
Your final two weeks will be spent continuing project work and the BIG physical challenge… trekking in the Crocker Range National Park, home to pristine jungle and exotic wildlife. Your guides will tell you tales of their ferocious head-hunting forefathers and the spirits that live within!
After all this you'll spend a couple of days R&R in Kota Kinabalu with modern shops and bars all around! It is one of the best places in the world to learn to scuba dive.
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