Eco-tourism

We pride ourselves in offering a unique and ethical way to explore Borneo. We run a 10 day tour each month which visits some of the most spectacular national parks in Sarawak. The profit from the fee participants pay goes back into the communities that are visited on the tour. By investing in local communities who live near national parks we help wildlife by demonstrating that low-impact eco tourism can support a sustainable way of life for both wildlife and communities. Our mission is to work with local communities to keep wildlife in the wild. We keep our group sizes small to ensure that our tour remains low impact and your guide will keep you at a safe and respectful distance if you do spot wildlife. When it comes to spotting wildlife nothing is ever 100% guaranteed That’s the beauty of it and that is what makes it all the more special when you do see a wild animal. Knowing that an animal is truly wild and that you have been lucky enough to spot them just doing their own thing is very special. To find out more about our tour click here.   

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Cuddle an Orang the ethical way!

Help fund our work with this soft Orangutan toy - £17+postage.

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Testimonials

  • Going to Borneo to work with orang-utans has always been an ambition of mine and it was definitely worth the wait! I loved my experience at Matang and I would go back in a heartbeat. It is hard work but so worthwhile and I surprised myself by how much I could push myself. I feel privileged to have worked with such an amazing array of wildlife and such a dedicated, passionate team of people. Volunteering at the centre has been the most wonderful experience and it has made me even more passionate and determined to work in the conservation sector. I can't wait to go back! Rach

    Rachel Harper
  • "Going on the 2 week volunteer trip to the Matang Wildlife Centre will remain one of my top 5 life experiences".
    Tessa, AU
  • "...The whole experience was amazing, the keepers were  so friendly and taught us so much about the animals... It was one of the best experiences of my life and would do it again."
    Erika, UK
  • "My 4 weeks at Matang not only achieved a life long dream for me, but also helped me mature and grow in confidence. "
    Sophie, UK
  • In the past 2 weeks I've done more than I ever thought possible. I've helped with enrichment and husbandry at Matang Wildlife Centre with orangutans, sun bears, gibbons and many others. Seen flying lemers glide, wild pigs run on the beach, sunsets like no other, been bitten by a leech, mixed cement by hand, carried wheel barrow after wheel barrow and shovelled so much s*?it I'm considering adding it to skills on my c.v. I've learnt so much and it's been a truly life changing experience and to top it off I've met some amazing people! I'll be back Borneo! Volunteered April 2016
    Jade Galley

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Thanks to #volunteer Ayano For this gorgeous pic of the lovely Triton and his interesting rock star hair ...

A huge thanks to the wonderful Liz Whiter and the team at the Healing Animals Organisation who are doing a fundraiser for us and BSBCC this weekend. It’s sure to be a great evening, if you’re in the area do head along 🙂 ...

The handsome wee Monkey aka Gandalf chillin and appreciating his dinner and his new branches. First thing he did was inspect the knots and do a bit of a stress test. However, three days on and everything is still in place so the volunteers did well with their decorating. ...