Funtastic 5 days 4 nights Satwa Sumatran Elephant Tour in Way Kanan
DAY 1 : TRANSFER IN AND NIGHT SPOT WALK WALK
Arrive at Radin Inten II, the airport of Bandar Lampung. Welcomed by our representative / driver cum guide / tour guide. It is depending of your arrival time; night spot walk can be arranged on this first day.
After dinner, our guide will take you on his of his exciting night walks where hopefully you will see night bird, and mammals. You may even see a wild Elephant.
DAY 2 : TOUR BIRDING, SIOMANG GIBBONS, ELEPHANT SAFARI and RIVER TRIP
Take an early bird walk with our experienced bird guide and also see the village activities or cycle to hear the Siamang gibbons with one of the Park Rangers to see and hear the haunting calls of the Siomang Gibbons returning to the Lodge for a well earned breakfast. After breakfast, you will proceed to The Way Kambas Elephant Training Centre where you will be assigned a mahout and an Elephant. Remember to take some sugar cane from the Lodge garden to give to your Elephant to cement your relationship. You proceed for a ride in the forest (30 – 60 minutes according to your taste). You may see some birds including orioles or even the white winged wood duck during the ride. You then return to the lodge stopping at The Butterfly Bridge where up to 50 species have been seen over an hour period. After lunch and a siesta, at 1500 hours you will be taken into the park to Way Kanan for a short river trip where you should see primates, birds, mammals (even a Sun Bear) and hopefully wild Elephant. This is a magic day with so many different experiences. Back to the Lodge for dinner.
DAY 3 : TOUR BAMBANGAN AND RHINOS
Bambangan is the afforestation area. You start at 0600 with a cup of tea and breakfast, then proceed to Bungur through local villages and agricultural areas outside the park to a new ranger station created especially for anti poaching. You then take a local boat down river for around 15 – 30 minutes to start a 30 minute walk to a reforestation area (supported by ALERT and SIES) where you can plant a tree (a donation of at least 50,000 Rp). Then back to the boat for around 60 minutes of river boat experience with the park on one side and local agricultural villages on the other. This is a useful comparison of local fishing techniques and agriculture, and wildlife especially birds. Then back to the Lodge for a late lunch. After lunch a visit to the world famous International Rhino Centre. This is a special experience where you will hear first hand about attempts to bring back an almost extinct species. This is a unique experience where a donation will be required for research. Sometimes this tour is only allowed in the morning and thus the tour will be undertaken in reverse.
DAY 4 : TOUR : RIVER BOAT + WALK TO KALIBIRU (walk 2 – 3 hrs total)
After a leisurely breakfast, you will drive slowly through the Park to Way Kanan stopping to see and hear the Siomang Gibbons calling. You will then take a boat to Kalibiru (around 60 minutes). Then you will proceed on a fascinating walk either to a game viewing platform or to Rawa Gajah, a swamp area where often Elephants are seen. Depending on the season, this area is grassland or under waist deep water. Sambar deer, wild pig, binturong and the endangered white winged wood duck have been seen here. The trail often shows scats, pug marks and tree scratching of Tigers. This makes the trip really exciting. After a picnic lunch, you will walk slowly back to the boat and who knows what you may see on the river on return, hopefully primates, different bird species, deer and maybe elephants. A great days wildlife experience.
DAY 5 : BIRDING & SIAMANG – TRANSFER OUT
Take an early bird walk with our experienced bird guide and also see the village activities to hear the Siamang gibbons with one of the Park Rangers to see and hear the haunting calls of the Siomang Gibbons returning to the Lodge for a well earned breakfast. After relaxing breakfast and check out and Fly out Lampung airport for next destination.