Bukit Lawang Sumatra

Bukit Lawang / Bohorok at the Bohorok river

Since 1973 exists in Bohorok / Bukit Lawang the orang utan rehabilitation centre where Orang Utans can be viewed in the jungle. Former captivated Orang Utans are here set free, back in their natural environment.

Orang utans

Only at two places Orang Utans can be seen, in Bohorok / Bukit Lawang and on Borneo. People from all over the world come to see these beautiful friendly animals. Besides Orang Utans you can see here Siamang (long arm apes), Thomas Leave Monkeys, long tail Macaque, Gibbons, small deer like the Chevrotain or Mouse-deer, different kinds of reptiles and varieties of birds.

Adult Orang Utan

Adult Orang Utan

Thomas Leave Monkey

Thomas Leave Monkey

Chevrotains, also known as Mouse-deer.

In this impressive jungle area jungle tracks can be made for half a day or full day with a guide. Also trekkings of several days is possible whereby people stay overnight in the jungle in a tent.

Bahorok Jungle Track

Bohorok Jungle Trek

Young Orang Utan

Young Orang Utan

Flood

In november 2003 a major flooding happened, caused by a sudden breaking dam. During this flood the lower part of the village was destroyed. Two suspension bridges give passage to the other higher river bank. Above the wild streaming Bohorok river is located the village of Bohorok, also named Bukit Lawang.

Book an amazing jungle trek.

You can arrange jungle tracks for half an hour, two hours etc., with a local guide.
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