Trekkers Lodge Kinabatangan
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... trying to get in touch with them via email and telephone and the staff always being stand-offish and cagey. As a result we decided not to bother with pre-booking and just to try our luck at the office in Lahad Datu.
Luckily, they didn’t turn us away or pretend they were full to get rid of us which is something we have heard they do. We managed to book onto the bus into Danum Valley the next day with little hassle or stress! We stayed the night in the ...
... the orangutans so we've not actually started work. Apart from a tour of the rehabilitation centre we've mostly been hanging around our guesthouse, taking little walks and going to the pool at a neighboring resort. Everyone's feeling restless coz we're itching to get to work but we start tomorrow so hopefully things pick up then.
The guesthouse is pretty basic but thats to be expected when volunteering in the developing world. To be fair ...
... and was scared what else could be lurking in there. We pulled up our socks fully over our trousers and wore long sleeved shirts, I even had my collar up. Azman had a machete with him, I was a bit worried but he said just in case. We wandered through the jungle to Oxbow lake. It is an area which has now been deserted and the jungle will take over it. We didn't really see any big animals (which was a relief) but we saw a water ...
... We lay glistening in our bunks under the thrumming roof fans watching the forest get lit by myriad lightening strikes through the wooden slat windows. The rain thundered onto the roof and it felt that we were as close to the storm as it was possible to be without getting wet.
Happy and healthy we ventured out the following day to the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Here the injured and orphaned victims of the palm oil industry are brought to ...
... How very wrong I was.
After a quick drink and sit down we headed out onto one of the trails into the rain forest that are accessible within the sanctuary towards a bird tower. I hoped we would see a few rare birds up there but we got to see a lot more than we bargained for. As we sweated our way through the rain forest we hardly saw anyone at all until we spotted a couple ahead of us who suddenly veered off the track into the under growth. We followed and ...