Camp Borneo Jungle 2 Week

You’ll spend your two weeks in traditional Camp Tinangol in north west Sabah, located alongside the rural village of the same name. You’ll be truly immersed in the local culture and way of life. We listen to the needs of the community, this means you work on projects that are really needed. Although only in Borneo for a short time, your 10 days of project work will have a big impact on the local community’s quality of life. Get stuck in to improving the local kindergarten, increasing fresh water supply or building a new long house for a family in the local village. Enjoy a beach BBQ and explore the vibrant town of Kota Kinabalu. You’ll fit a lot into your two weeks, one thing is for sure, it will leave you wanting more of this beautiful country.

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Camp Borneo Jungle 2 Week

$1,210 per traveller


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The impact you will make

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Water Security & Kindergarten Development (Tinangol)

Tinangol and surrounding villages are unable to afford mains controlled water and so they’re solely reliant on pumping fresh water from the valley below and storing it through the year. The local kindergarten also needs refurbishing. You’ll help by improving the water systems in the village and constructing a play area for the kindergarten.

volunteer projects

activities include

  1. Digging trenches for water pipes
  2. Laying foundations for water tanks
  3. Levelling the ground
  4. Making play equipment
  5. Constructing fishpond
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What people say

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My second trip with Camps International - which shows how much I loved the 1st! My experiences have changed my outlook on life and helped to shape the person I am today. Amy – Borneo
theo smith
I have made life long friends whilst taking part in this as well as life changing experiences. I will hold this in my memory forever so join up! Theo – Borneo

Camp Tinangol

This charming camp is situated just beyond the rural Rungus community of the same name and is in keeping with the rest of the village, giving you a really authentic experience and immersing you fully in the local culture. In no time at all this will feel like your home away from home and the hospitality and friendliness of the locals will make you not want to leave!

Each longhouse has a corridor running the length of the structure. On one side there is communal space for chilling out and socialising, on the other side are sleeping rooms. Traditionally entire families would live in a single longhouse that may be up to 100 ft long.

Location: 140 km (3 hours drive) from Kota Kinabalu Airport & 15 km from Ranau

Accommodation: Traditional longhouses with comfy mattresses & bedding including mosquito net. Flushing toilets, cold water showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity. British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Yes

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. bread, pancakes, rice/noodles for breakfast; rice, sweet & sour fish with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Sweet & Sour seafood dishes/BBQ

If you’re feeling brave: Try bee larvae or Parson’s nose satay!

Social: Chilling hut, volleyball court, badminton & board games. Small community shop nearby

 

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Camp legends

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Local camps crew

Eve

Manager at Camp Bongkud, she might be small, but Eve is a force to be reckoned with. Super organised and tons of fun, she’ll get you addicted to coconut jam and dancing in true Sabahan style.

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Example itinerary

Day 01

Welcome to Borneo!

Arrive in Kota Kinabalu, where you will be met at the airport by a member of our Camp Borneo team and transferred to your accommodation in the city. Here you will have an arrival briefing before your welcome dinner.

Day 02

PACOS Trust Day

Today will be spent with PACOS Trust, a local community-based organisation dedicated towards supporting indigenous communities in Sabah. Here we’ll have a cultural orientation and get involved in some volunteering at the Kivatu Nature Farm, before transferring back to KK for the night.

Day 03

Welcome to Camp Tinangol

After a much-needed sleep and a good breakfast, we will transfer you to Camp Tinangol. Our Camp Manager will show you around and give you an overview of what your time here will involve. Then it’s time to choose your bed in your new traditional longhouse home.

Day 04-08

Projects begin

You’ll spend the next few days volunteering alongside the local community on projects such as creating a water feed system for the village, helping with the building of the market place for the locals, teaching basic English to primary age children, working at our permaculture garden and running fun activities and sports sessions with the local children.

Day 09-10

Chill out weekend

Weekends are the perfect time to relax and experience some of the beautiful sights that Sabah has to offer.

Day 11-12

Back to projects

Get stuck back into your project work.

Day 13

Kota Kinabalu

Explore the vibrant town known as KK. There’s plenty of shops, restaurants and culture to enjoy before you leave.

Day 14

Departure Day

We’ll say our goodbyes and get you to the airport for your flight.

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Please note:

This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.

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What's included

Food
Drinking water
Accommodation
Pre-travel support from dedicated UK team
In-country support from dedicated local team
In-country airport & activity transfers
All project costs & materials
Orientation & language lessons
24-hour emergency support
Camps t-shirt

 

Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.

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