PRIMATES OF SUMATRA
ADVENTURES AT THE JUNGLE GATES
Meet the primates of the island...
... WILDPIX LETS YOU EXPERIENCE AN ADVENTURE
IN THE HEART OF ONE OF THE LAST RAIN FORESTS...
Come open the pages of your own Jungle Book ... At the gates of the Gunung LeuserNational Park, jewels which are about 7500 km2 still well preserved, you will evolve, in one of the oldest rainforest of this planet. The rain sprinkles around 4000mm a year this beautiful forest and, it is in this dense green ocean that we'll meet the star "King Louis": the Orangutan of Sumatra(Pongo abelii). That's here we decided to do a special primates photography workshop !
There are many other species, the National Park is home to no less than 8 species of primates! Langur, Gibbon, Macaques, Loris ... also populated by various reptiles, like the Viper of temples, turtle, Malayan vane, Flying lizard also numerous and interesting insects(giant ants, butterflies ...) ideal for the macro-photography also !
It is here that I met Andrea, British primatologist, who left her native United Kingdom, to devote herself to the conservation and study of primates in Sumatra. She is also very involvedin the village! With his team of local guides we will evolve in this jungle, rocked by the cryof gibbons and the incessant sound of leafhoppers, we will try to approach as much as possible primates. Crossing the gaze of hominids is a strong experience that will leave youwith a deep memory. But beware ! It is important, as everywhere else, to respect these wildanimals: no selfie or too invasive approach. No feeding either.
This workshop is intendedabove all to be eco-responsible, that's why I chose this team, but also their accommodation, a simple eco-lodge, built with materials found on site (wood, river stone, bamboo .. .) All staff and our guides are paid better than elsewhere, for a fair approach. but above all the philosophy of our guests is important: a deep respect for the environment, the welfare and the conservation of the animals.
In this peaceful hotel you will have breakfast in front of the jungle, and who knows you willsee the monkeys waking up ... then we will go to the national park, all done on foot! It is possible to hire a porter if you do not feel fit).
This photo-tour is in partenership with - Alwildexpedition - Baptiste Bataille- Wildpix Travel
AND MUCH MORE...
Silver leaf monkey
Thomas leaf monkey
Long tailed baboon
White handed gibbon....
1st to 7th September 2019 and from 1st to 7 MArch 2020
TRAVEL and GUIDANCE
You will be guided by Adrien Lesaffre - A.L. Wild Expedition
Day 1: Arrival at Medan International Airport (Kuala Namur) the day before. Transfer to ourguest house - welcome drink presentation, briefing and dinner
Day 2: Departure in the jungle early in the morning 6.30am we will spend about 6-7h in the heart of the jungle-Lunch local food-Return in the early afternoon by Taxi Jungle! Afternoonfor those who wish briefing on primates, feedback and advice to the shooting.
Day 3: Early morning departure for a 2 day hike in the heart of the National Park, we will tryto dig deeper in search of wild animals. Lunch and local food-Dinner at camp- Night underthe forest!
Day 4: Breakfast in the jungle! Then start in the forest-Back mid-afternoon in the jungle taxi
Day 5-6: Same program as day 2
Day 7: Medan Transfer for your International Flight Back
Include all accomodations ( Tents, hotels)
NUMBER OF PERSONS
max 4 photographers per group + 1 guide
Price per person € 1950 incl. VAT + 75€ for the Porter option.(5days)
DEADLINE REGISTRATION: one mounth before departure.
include National Park Acces
include your Transferts
exclude your travel to destination (Medan-SUMATRA)
exclude Alcoholic drink, tip.
!! GOOD TO KNOW !!
After booking you will receive a payment request and pay the full amount in advance by bank transfer.
That way everything is arranged and your trip is reserved. You will receive an invoice from that.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
In case of cancellation you should always inform us as soon as possible. Since we also have to pay cancellation costs with our partners, in some cases we also pay a cancellation fee.
Below, in the general terms and conditions and in the travel information you receive, this is explained in detail each time.
You can always approach your cancellation insurance for this.
Deadlines for cancellation fees:
5 TO 3 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE. 25% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL
3 TO 2 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE. 50% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL
2 TO 1 MONTH FOR DEPARTURE 80% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL
1 MONTH TO 1 DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE. 100% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL