moutain gorilla holidays PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING BY IAN WOOD












  • Cost
    £1820 per person based on double/twin room or £1970 single room excluding international and internal flights, evening meals at Rimba lodge and departure tax. For more information on costs please click here
  • Dates 2015
  • Trip 1: 1st October 2015 to 11th October 2015 To read trip report click here
  • Trip 2: 17th October 2015 to 27th October 2015
  • Dates 2016
  • Trip 1: 22nd October 2016 to 30th October 2016 NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING
  • Trip 2: 7th November 2016 to 15th November 2016 NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING
  • NEW - A Youtube clip showing a typical day on this trip is here
  • Donation
    A minimum of £350 per person from this trip is donated to the Orangutan Foundation whose work is helping to protect and conserve this area (see CONSERVATION for more info). The UK government then make this up to £437.50.

    Lead by Ian Wood and Ashley Leiman (OBE)
    Ian has had a passion for orangutans and photography for over 10 years. He has had articles and photos published in a variety of publications including national newspapers and travel magazines. Ashley Leiman is director of the orangutan foundation and has a wealth of information on orangutans and conservation issues. (Ashley reserves the right to send another member of the orangutan foundation if her schedule does not permit her to join this trip)

  • Location
    Tanjung Puting national park in southern Borneo. There are no roads in this national park so we will explore by boat and on foot.


  • Likely Subjects
    Orangutans (see here for background info on orangutans), Proboscis monkeys (see here for info on these incredible monkeys), Agile gibbons, wild boar, crocodiles, Hornbills, Kingfishers and a variety of other birds.

  • Cost Includes
    Police permits for park - Transfer to Kumai to meet boat - Boat to Rimba Lodge - 7 nights accommodation at Rimba Lodge - Breakfast and lunch at Rimba lodge (or on boat) – Local guide – All photography tuition – Daily trips to various places to see wildlife.

  • Cost Excludes
    International flights to Jakarta and internal flights to Borneo. Travel Insurance which is compulsory for this trip - Indonesia visa ($25 payable on arrival) – Hotel Jakarta. Food Jakarta – Evening meals at Rimba lodge (the food here is delicious and no more than £6 per night) - Any food needed at airports-Departure tax.

  • Group Size
    Maximum of seven people

  • Accommodation
    Everyone has their own room at Rimba lodge, Tanjung Puting National Park. Wooden chalets with mosquito nets, comfortable clean beds and attached bathrooms.
    Level of Fitness
    The majority of the travel in the park will be by boat, but there will be some walks in the forest. These are not strenuous and should be fine for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

  • Climate
    Hot and humid with a daytime temperature of about 31 C. It can rain at any time so a light but water-proof jacket is required.

  • Equipment
    This trip is suitable for anyone who would like to develop a better understanding of both their camera and various techniques used to photograph wildlife. Any camera is fine; we should get the opportunity to get very close to some of the wildlife so super telephoto lenses are not needed.