Hidden in a meander-belt forest on the fringe of the beautiful Tungog Lake, the Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp (or TREC for short) offers a unique insight into the mysterious life of a lowland Borneo Rainforest. There are ten live-in observation platforms called “camp-platforms” with limited accommodation for only twenty eco-visitors at any one time.website
This off-grid location is designed to raise funds for KOPEL's long-running forest conservation initiatives and is low energy, and low impact by design. Camp platforms are designed for serious bird and wildlife photographers, who will not be disappointed by the volume and diversity of mammal, bird, amphibian, and reptile species in the surrounding floodplain forests. Plant lovers will also be amazed by the diversity of plants and forest types within a short walk to the camp.
Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Wild fruit trees surround the eco camp and on a daily basis attract up to five species of hornbill, civets, macaques, and a host of other rainforest birds – even the secretive orangutan frequent the camp from time to time. With a local nature-guide there are more than 18km of forest trails to explore through meander-belt, limestone, or fresh-water swamp forests. This is the Borneo Jungle, so get ready for leaches, mosquitoes, and heavy tropical downpours. Visitors are required to follow strict guidelines to minimise their noise and disturbance to the forest wildlife.
Stay at the Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp for your next conservation retreat, research trip or educational project; or simply sit-back on a “camp platform” and absorb the smells, sights, and sounds of the Borneo Rainforest. Make the Eco Camp your forest refuge or your base for an authentic Borneo rainforest experience.
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