“Words cannot describe my life-changing experience..”
I don't really have any words to describe the last couple of weeks... it was life changing. I found some of the happiest times I've ever known with these wonderful people and animals in their jungle home :-)
“The most eye-opening & worthwhile trip I have ever been on!”
This was the most eye-opening and worthwhile trip that I have been on. Seeing the wildlife and the jungle was incredible. What really made the trip for me though was the guides. They were so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, and it was amazing seeing the work that is being done by SOCP and the Tangkahan Effect. It was an incredible adventure which photos and words can't capture, and I can't wait to return.
“Fullfilling, memorable and rewarding.”
The opportunity to find orang-utans in their natural environment, interact with elephants, spend time with local villagers and especially to experience all this with my grandchildren, was fulfilling, memorable and rewarding. The attention to detail, the friendliness, respect and enthusiasm displayed by all at RAW Wildlife Encounters ensured that this was so. Thank you.
– Eric Campbell, June 2015
“A life changing experience”
Thanks so much to the guys at Raw Wildlife Encounters. Our trip to Nth Sumatra to see the Orangutans was a life changing experience. It was the best holiday we have had by far. The organisation of the whole trip from Director, Jessica McKelson, to our wonderful tour guides, Kristin and Jon, couldn't have been planned any better. We were looked after so well. Our sincere thanks.
– Lydia, Mick, Elyse and Caitlyn Profenna
“A life-changing experience for me”
My RAW Wildlife tour in Indonesia was a life-changing experience for me - meeting the amazing people who work so hard for change and encountering the animals that inspire us all. I will definitely come back to RAW for my next adventure!
“Going into the jungle and seeing the orangutans in the wild was amazing”
I had a special moment when I was sitting quietly on our porch at Linnea Cottage and had a monkey walk right past me
“I loved my entire time”
I can't say I have just one highlight as I loved my entire time with the RAW team. From the experiences in the jungle to the people we met I really feel like I came home with a new goal.... to assist in any way I can!
“Our trip to Sumatra was absolutely the best travel experience we have ever had!”
We have traveled extensively, but our trip to Sumatra was absolutely the best travel experience we have ever had. Yes, Sumatra has unbelievable scenery (volcanos, mountains, jungles, and beaches), amazing wildlife (gibbons, Thomas leaf monkeys, orangutans, elephants, geckos, snakes, etc.), fantastic flora (orchids, canna lilies, caladium, hibiscus, and so on), but it is the people that were the most unforgettable.
– Arlene Mattera, Sept 2013
“Seeing the orangutans in the wild...”
It's very hard to pinpoint just one highlight as there were so many! I would have to say seeing the orangutans that had been successfully reintroduced into the rainforest with their babies.
“The best holiday I have ever taken”
Overall this was the best holiday I have ever taken (and I travel heaps!!) I had the opportunity to experience so many things that I never thought I would and to also meet amazing and motivating people both within the tour group and in Sumatra. It was on a personal level, a life changing experience and I really proved to myself that I can pretty much do anything!! From diving off rocks into the river,and hiking with the guides through the jungle – it was amazing!! I can’t wait to go back!!!