Day 1: Begin of Tour Bandar Lampung (Sumatra) - Way Kambas (L/D)
Upon arrival in Bandar Lampung meet and greet with your local host. Continue driving 2 hours to the Ecolodge in Way Kambas village, 50 metres from the main entrance to Way Kambas National Park. At night, you are invited on a night-bird spotlight in the park with the local bird club. You may see owls, nightjars and frogmouths. Overnight in Ecolodge.
Day 2: Way Kambas (B/L/D)
In the morning you will visit the Way Kambas Elephant Conservation Centre, home to 65 Sumatran elephants. It is a delight to watch and help bathe the elephants, play with the feisty young ones or learn more about elephant care from the mahouts. This centre is improving all the time and with more attention and support the elephant welfare will rise to the hoped for standard. Then continue to Kalibiru Atas. There you will trek into the tiger territory with your expert tiger guides. The Sumatran tiger is a highly endangered animal but relatively safe in this park. Kalibiru Atas is a very active area for tigers who hunt the sambar deer while graze on the grasses. Late afternoon back to the lodge, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Way Kambas (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take the route to Bungur through rural Sumatra with your guide and park ranger. At Bungur you take a small boat slowly up river for 2 - 3 hours. On the right is the forested park and on the left is a panorama of small holder farms where cattle or buffalo plough the fields. You should see plenty of water birds and raptors. Some of many species of Kingfisher will be seen especially the Small Blue. Hopefully you see some primates (long tailed Macaques and Langurs – not Siamang Gibbons as they are more central in the park). During this period you will stop for a coffee break on the edge of the river. After this you will be taken down a side stream for a short hike in the forest to an area which is being reforested (assisted by SIES and ALERT) where there is a park out station. Here you will have lunch, and a short talk of the history of the fire affected area. Then you will have the opportunity to plant your own tree leaving behind your special mark. Late afternoon cruise back to the lodge, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Way Kambas (B/L/D)
After breakfast visit the national park office to get information about the Sumatran Rhino then visit the Rhino sanctuary. The sanctuary was founded in 1995 and aims at building awareness for the endangered species. The long term goal is a successful breeding program.
Day 5: Way Kambas - End of Tour Bandar Lampung (Sumatra) (B)
Early morning drive by car or cycling to Way Kanan to start trekking into the park to search Siamang Gibbons. These primates have a most exotic call and can be easily found by following the sound. You will be able to observe and photograph them well if you can find them in the treetops. Return to Bandar Lampung afterwards.
Hotels, Rates & Information
Hotels for this Tour(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
|Way Kambas||Satwa Elephant Ecolodge |
|Rate per person||
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
|Single Supplement||On Request|
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Information, Services, Remarks
Bandar Lampung (Sumatra) / Bandar Lampung (Sumatra)
- Hotel/Airport Transfers:
Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.
- Services (included):
English speaking guide
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers and entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
4x Breakfast 4x Lunch/Lunchbox 4x Dinner
- Not included
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
- Important Remarks:
Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
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