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.
The impact you will make
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.
- Digging trenches for water pipes
- Laying foundations for water tanks
- Levelling the ground
- Making play equipment
- Constructing fishpond
What people say
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
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.
Day to day - Sample itinerary
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.
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.
Chill out weekend
Weekends are the perfect time to relax and experience some of the beautiful sights that Sabah has to offer. You will also have the chance to spend some time at the beach – BBQ included.
You’ll spend around 10 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.
Chill out weekend
A well deserved rest and chance to explore.
Back to projects
Get stuck back into your project work.
You’ll explore the town of Kota Kinabalu for some last minute shopping. We’ll say our goodbyes and get you back to the airport for your flight.
Top up your trip
Add some extra adventure to your time in Borneo. All of our top ups are bookable through our friendly travel advisors.
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Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.