26.12.2009 - 29.12.2009 25 °C
Well, now we’ve left the jungle. Here is P’s description of it: hot, humid, green, monkeys, orang-utans, frogs, mosquitos. That kind of sums it up!
On boxing day we succeeded in our mission to see an orang-utan, at the brilliant Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre. It’s a great site, with lots of trails, a canopy walkway and some elevated hides. We were hiding from the rain up one of these when Paul noticed some leaves rustling not far away, and our patience watching them was rewarded with our first sight of the ‘old man of the woods’. This was a little one though, and he was pretty much doing the same as us – hiding under some leaves, munching on some fruit, literally hanging around. We saw some great rare birds too – rhinosceros hornbills & bristleheads.
The following day we joined Uncle Tans jungle trip and travelled on to the Kingabatagen River area and jungle where we safaried through and around the jungle on foot and by boat, not to mention sleeping in it! We’re really looking forward to a proper wash, but our nights in the jungle were great fun, surrounded by frogs, gloworms, monkeys & more. We saw more organutans, probiscus monkeys, long and pig tailed macqaques, huge monitor lizards and more.