Meet the Iban people and enjoy the pleasures of river travel while staying at the Nanga Sumpa Lodge and Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp on this extended program.
The Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp is located around forty minutes by boat from Nanga Sumpa, deep in the heart of Borneo. It is situated on the banks of the Lalang River in an area where orangutans are commonly sighted. The camp is located in a stunning setting at the edge of the rainforest.
This program is for those who want to maximise their time experiencing the rainforest and culture of the indigenous people of the area. The Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp offers the opportunity to experience a totally natural and tranquil setting, away from the sights, sounds, and activities of a vibrant longhouse. Staying here for two nights offers visitors more time to explore the rainforest, spot wildlife, and enjoy the cool waters of the Lalang River.
• Nanga Sumpa Lodge
Forest Wing – 3 new rooms built in 2014. Rooms are basic with ensuite bathroom and communal verandah. Each room can accommodate up to 4pax and great for families or group of friends wanting more privacy than previously offered.
Ruai Wing – 5 rooms with communal shower and toilet block, and a shared multi-use space. • Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp
Basic accommodation with 3 rooms, each having its own toilet, shower and kitchen.
Local foods prepared at the lodge and camp in communal setting. Vegetarians and special diets catered for.
The Nanga Sumpa Lodge currently consists of an older main building containing the dining area, kitchen and staff rooms, plus two new accommodation Forest & Ruai Wings built in 2014. A generator supplies electricity from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM to power the main lights and fans. Solar powered nightlights illuminate the public areas, walkways and bathrooms.
The Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp offers basic, yet comfortable accommodation with western-style toilets, mosquito netting and clean bedding.
You will be accompanied by a nature guide in a small group throughout all your activities at Nanga Sumpa Lodge & Lubok Kasai Camp.
We can also accommodate private guide upon request.
Pick up from hotel at 8:00 AM in Kuching and drive to Batang Ai reservoir. Along the way stop at Lachau Bazaar. Stroll around the shops and the small native market and have an early lunch in a local coffee shop. Then continue your journey, arriving at Batang Ai Lake around 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. Board a longboat and travel upriver to Nanga Sumpa, arriving at approximately 3:30 PM, although the exact time will depend on river conditions. Settle in at the lodge and have dinner. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Nanga Sumpa Lodge.
After breakfast, hike the jungle trails along the river. Then continue upriver by longboat. Our destination is the scenic Enseluai waterfall. Along the way (if conditions are suitable) your boatman may stop to demonstrate fishing Iban-style using a jala or throw net.
Visit Jambu Longhouse, which is located approximately 30 minutes upriver from Nanga Sumpa Lodge. Jambu is a relatively small community with 8 families. It is the furthermost and most isolated community on the Delok River. After visiting Jambu, continue your journey upriver.
Arrive at the waterfall and have time to relax, swim and enjoy the rainforest surroundings. Enjoy a riverside BBQ lunch prepared by your Iban hosts.
At about 1:30 PM, proceed by boat for about 15 minutes to the junction of Delok and Lalang Rivers. Then, trek for 1 – 2 hours along a rainforest trail through orangutan habitat and arrive at Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp, located on the banks of the Lalang River.
Settle in and relax, and swim in the river or just enjoy the rainforest surroundings. Orangutans are occasionally seen in this area. After dinner spend a quiet evening at the camp and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. Alternatively go on a half an hour night walk near the camp if weather permits. Overnight at Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp.
After breakfast, depart at 8:30 AM and go trekking on one of the rainforest trails to look for orangutans and other wildlife like pig-tailed macaques, hornbills and a variety of birds. While orangutans are only occasionally spotted, their nests are often seen along the trails. Return to Lubok Kasai between 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Have lunch at the camp. Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. Go for a swim in the river or relax in the rainforest surroundings. At 4:00 PM, depart on a 1 – 2 hour walk along a trail that follows the Lalang River in search of orangutans. Enjoy dinner before lights out. Overnight at Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp.
Breakfast at the camp. Then free at leisure to relax, swim in the river or take some photos around Lubok Kasai. At about 10:00 AM travel downriver back to Nanga Sumpa. Enjoy early lunch at the lodge at about 11:00 AM, and depart around noon to the Batang Ai Lake jetty, arriving at approximately 1:30 PM. Then travel overland back to Kuching. Arrive in Kuching at about 6:30 PM and be dropped off at your hotel.
* Note that weather conditions and water level of local rivers may force us to modify the tour in the interests of safety. Itinerary above is for guideline only.
Return land and boat transfer from Kuching, accommodation, meals, activities and nature guide.
Additional carbonated or alcoholic drinks, tips and gratuities.
Comfortable hiking backpack including raincover, head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, your favorite trekking snacks, raincoat, sunglasses, binocular, leech socks, dry-bag, swimwear, good walking/trekking shoes, flip flop, personal toiletries, personal medication and first aid kit, electrolytes (hydration salts), light clothing for trekking.
Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers.
Adventurous travelers looking to experience the indigenous culture and lifestyle of Sarawak through river travels and forest hikes. This program is also for visitors who would like to maximise their time in the jungle by having a 2 nights stay at the Lubok Kasai Jungle Camp.