Cruising Indonesia - Orangutans in the Wild
Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome back MY Latitude in November. “After an amazingly successful Komodo and region expedition in August, the owner, who is a keen wildlife and underwater photographer, wants more!” said Captain Jimmy Blee of APS Indonesia.
The plan for the yacht's trip in November is centred around Jimmy's exclusive ‘Orangutan Viewing Expedition’, in the Sekonyer River next to the town of Kumai. Over three days, tenders are taken up the tiny water inlets to some of the last remaining jungle areas where these magnificent creatures have been forced to live after the massive deforestation of the Kalimatan jungles.
The Tanjung Puting National Park, a semi-protected area overseen by Indonesian rangers, is one of the last places to see these Orangutans in the wild within Indonesia.
"Bringing our clients to see the Orangutans in this location has a threefold effect. We raise awareness of the plight of diminishing habitat for the Orangutans and bring revenue into the local economy and into the local rangers’ station." said Jimmy, who has been visiting this special for the past 10 years.
"This will hopefully allow their good works to continue and leave our guests with an everlasting memory they will never forget. To see these human-type animals up close and personal is a truly moving experience."
The best access is from Singapore or across from Bali, and the timing of these trips is crucial. As Jimmy explained, "The area is not conducive to accessing in summer [NW] or winter [SE] monsoons times. The best and really only time of the year to visit the great apes is in April and November."
After their Kalimantan Orangutan adventure MY Latitude will continue in Indonesia cruising and diving around the beautiful Raja Ampat Islands.
For further information or to plan a trip to view the Kalimatan Orangutans please get in touch with Captain Jimmy Blee at APS Indonesia.
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