Family Volunteering Adventure
PROJECT CODE : BWSF-M
The project is located within the Lower Kinabatangan Wildife Sanctuary, home to singing gibbons, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, hornbills and the pygmy elephant as well as a host of other rarely seen wildlife. Here, you will carry out habitat restoration work by planting trees and maintain planting sites which are vital for orangutans and pygmy elephants. Your stay in the village in the sancutary and visit the homes of the gentle Orang Sungai or ‘People of the River’ in Sukau Village. If you manage to get them to warm up to you, you may be lucky enough to witness their ways of life and learn more about their families.
Project INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS:
- Conservation contribution to the project;
- English-speaking project coordinator;
- 1 work T-shirt;
- All activities, tools & materials included in “Project Days”;
- 6 nights at designated shared accommodation;
- Welcome dinner on arrival day in Sepilok;
- Transfer from Sepilok lodging to project site accommodation;
- Project introduction and orientation in village project site;
- Boat and river transfers on "Project Days";
- Entrance fee to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Rainforest Discovery Centre;
- Selected meals as indicated on itinerary;
- Arrival transfer from SDK airport to Sepilok lodging;
- Departure transfer to Sandakan Airport (SDK), Sabah, Malaysia;
- Goods & Services Tax.
- International and internal airfare
- Airport transfers to and from Sepilok
- Arrival day meals and dinner on day 6
- Camera fees, visa application/fees, immunisations and vaccinations
- Drinks, private transfers, meals and accommodation when travelling independently or on Off Days
- Insurance, personal incidentals and any item not stated in the list above.
- Children are the sole responsibility of the parents / guardians. Please note that discipline and behaviour will affect the project and parents are requested to ensure their children will participate in an acceptable manner.
- Parents must be aware that there are long boat rides lasting between 1 to 3 hours. These boats are long and narrow and moving in the boats will not be possible. Children must be able to sit still and listen to instructions.
- We will be working in the tropical rainforest. There are hundreds of unamed species, bacteria, insects and plants at the project sites. The weather will be hot and humid and rainfall is heavy tropical rain.
- Meals are Malaysian-style village food cooked in local homes or small restaurants. Food that are easily available in your home country will not be available and it will not be possible to cater to special diets and medical needs. Individuals who require special meals will have to bring their own food.
- Families of 3 or more members may be split into 2 or more rooms depending on room structure and availability. Room layout and structures vary vastly from lodge to lodge. Dormitories are used on the first night and all families will share one single dormitory.
- Children who are unable to participate in any activity will have to stay back at the lodge, accompanied by an adult from the family.
- Several activities will require boat trips to locations that are far from the lodge and takes time to get to any medical facility. Parents must understand that if their children are ill, it will take between 1 - 3 hours to get to any medical facility depending on the location they are in.
- Children are advised to bring their own Wellington boots and life jackets as these are not readily available in children sizes.