BORNEO ELEPHANT CONSERVATION
Observe pygmy elephants in a special wildlife corridor
This is a jungle trip with a difference! It is Borneo elephant conservation in action. You will not only be able to observe herds of elephants, but you will also plant a tree to support this unique project. Your guides are the actual facilitators. They collaborate directly with a local softwood and palm oil plantation.
Effectively, the plantation has a dedicated corridor to connect two different wildlife reserves. In this way, the animals have a path for moving between the two areas. Moreover, this approach should reduce human-elephant conflict which is a major issue in Borneo.
Plant trees for Borneo elephants
To enhance the ecosystem in and around the plantation, you will be encouraged to plant a tree. Your guides will source the saplings and explain fascinating facts about the native tropical trees. Then you will tour in a four-wheel-drive vehicle in search of elephants. Sometimes, a herd can be up to 20 animals. By the end of the day, you may be exhausted but much more knowledgeable about how wildlife and plantations can co-exist.
Our prices are in MYR Malaysian Ringgit. Please use the Currency Converter to calculate in your own currency at the daily rate.
for 4 days/ 3 nights
Add Mountain Climb – 5 days/4 nights
RM 2,250 per person
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Food is one of the biggest attractions. The cuisines of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore are closely linked by a mix of delicious Malay, Chinese and Indian cooking. Staple foods include rice and noodles, both in an amazing variety. For example, Congee (rice porridge), Bi Hoon (rice vermicelli), or Mee Goreng (fried noodles). Bread, in Western, Indian, or Chinese style, is also quite common. Normally, these staples will be accompanied by either chicken or fish. Other types of meat are more restricted due to ethnic and religious traditions. So, most meat is clearly labelled as halal or non-halal to comply with the Islamic religion.
Reassuringly, coffee and tea are widely available. They are generally served in a local style such as Teh Tarik (frothy sweet tea with condensed milk) or Kopi (strong coffee with milk and sugar). However, alcoholic drinks are not traditionally served at mealtime. Beer and other alcoholic drinks can be found in western-style hotels and restaurants.
On remote trips, such as island trips or jungle trekking, the food will be limited to basics such as rice and vegetables with either chicken or tofu. Breakfast may have a Western or local option.
Sure, we welcome anyone with a plant-based diet. Moreover, we can also assist if you have other food requirements. Please tell us in advance when you make your booking. There is a ‘dietary requirements’ section on our online booking form.