Since 1973, the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is located in Bohorok / Bukit Lawang in the Gunung Leuser National Park on Sumatra. This is the best place worldwide to see Orangutans in their natural habitat of the jungle of Sumatra. Former imprisoned Orangutans are released back into their natural environment. Since the feeding place has been abolished the Orangutans can be seen during a hike with a guide through the jungle. The shortest route is approximately 2.5 hours.
Sumatra Is The Best Place To See Orangutans
Only in two places in the world Orangutans can be seen in the wild. These are in Bohorok / Bukit Lawang in the Gunung Leuser National Park on Sumatra and in the Malaysian part of Borneo. That’s why a visit to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on Sumatra is a unique experience!
From all over the world, people come to Bohorok to see these beautiful and friendly animals. Besides Orangutans, you can also see the Siamang (long arm monkeys), Thomas Leave monkeys, the Long-tailed Macaque, Gibbons, small deer such as the Mouse-deer, different types of reptiles and a variety of birds.
Thomas Leave Monkey
Chevrotains, also known as Mouse-deer.
Perks of Traveling With Tri Jaya Tour & Travel To Bukit Lawang in Gunung Leuser National Park!
Starting from Bohorok, it is also possible to have an adventurous rafting experience over the Wampu river.
Jungle trekking near Bukit Lawang in Gunung Leuser National Park, orangutan spotting and rafting all can be arranged.
Bohorok Jungle Trek
A Rewarding Journey To Bukit Lawang in Gunung Leuser National Park on Sumatra with Tri Jaya Tour & Travel
In this impressive jungle area, longer treks can be made like a half or full day. Also, trekkings of several days are possible whereby people stay overnight in the jungle in a tent.
The village of Bohorok is divided by the wild streaming Bohorok river. Suspension bridges give passage to the other higher river bank of the river.
Flooding of the Bohorok river
In November 2005, a flooding of the Bohorok river partly washed away the village of Bukit Lawang. Since this event, the river has been canalized and many new accommodations have been built.