The future is in our hands

Stories from Batu Kapal

By Louise and Joe. December 2019

2 weeks stay


Being able to see Orangutans in the wild has always been my dream. When we found the Batu Kapal volunteer program we couldn’t have been more happy with the prospect of not only being able to see these awesome creatures in the wild but also working with the local communities to help improve the relationship between them so that both could thrive.


Within hours of us arriving we saw three orangutans swing right passed the front of the house. It was INCREDIBLE! From then on for the rest of our two week stay we were lucky enough to see different groups of Orangutans nearly every day! Jimmy and Embera were awesome at tracking where the Orangutan were and helped us to notice the different signs of where they may be!


We would return in a heartbeat. One of the best experiences I have ever had!


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Batu Kapal
Bohorok, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia