In search of wild animals
Trip Start Oct 03, 2009
86Trip End Feb 28, 2010
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From the crossroads I had to walk a short distance to the office at Uncle Tan's and was pleasantly surprised to be offered lunch on arrival. This place is named afet the Malaysian who set up the organisation.
At 230 all the gear was loaded into the minivan and we set off for the camp by the river. After an hour (delay due to road accident) we turned off themain road and travelled through the palm oil plantations on very bad roads for about 45 mins after which we arrived at the jetty. Change of transport for a short river trip to the camp.
The original camp was set up in the 1970's but I think about 10 years ago it was moved to its present location. It accommodates 50 people in huts spread around amongst the trees. The huts only have 3 sides and a small verandah at the front. On the floor are 3 double matresses on which we sleep, each with a mosquito net so each hut could accomodate up to 6 people. In my hut there were only 3 of us so we were in relative comfort. The toilet block was some distance away. No flush but there were water tanks with brownish river water in them and a bucket which you used to to flush.For face washing there were different tanks with clean water and a smaall tap so new washing techniques were called for. Electicity was from a generator which ran from 6pm for about 4 hours so torches were essential. This was to be home for the next 2 days.