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We have been to Bukit Lawang and been to Ketambe, so we are in the position to compare them! For sure, if you want to see the beautiful wildlife of Sumatera in their real habitat, then visit Ketambe! We have spend a week at Wisma...More
Forget Bukit Lawang, Ketambe will be the ultimate highlight of your visit to Sumatra! The place is very remote, but we are so glad that we made the effort of coming here. We recommend booking private transport through the guest house, even though it is...More
The rooms are basic but good value (I paid 150,000 rupiahs) and this establishment is located on the river side of the road. We saw a huge flock of flying foxes swooping down over the Alas River the night we arrived. Must've been hundreds of...More
Our group was two girls (18 and 19) and we had an amazing time. Trekking was not too strenuous and there was the perfect balance of relaxing and walking. Of course getting lucky with orangutan sightings made the experience all the more impressive, but making...More
So mixed thoughts on Ketambe.
The jungle hiking was a bit disappointing, we only saw 2 orang utans, very high up. It seems you just hike around the same small patch of jungle in circles, whether it's 1, 2 or 3 days, you don't get...More