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UPDATE NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION – SUPPORT FIRE FIGHTING UNIT AT WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK

UPDATE NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION SUPPORT FIRE FIGHTING UNIT AT WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK We have some exciting news for you ! At the end of September, we was sent some fund  from the ‘All For Nature’ Travel Agency, in Holland, collected by Annemiek van Gijn, for our Indonesian Conservation Foundation-Our World, to support the fire unit patrol at Way Kambas National Park in Lampung-Sumatra. This resulted in the immediate purchase locally of 15 water […]

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OUR COVID REGULATIONS AT ALL OUR LODGES AND OFFICES

OUR COVID REGULATIONS AT ALL OUR LODGES AND OFFICES COVID regulations have rigidly been applied to all management practices in all the lodges as shown in photos. These include: regular sterilization of surfaces after use by staff or guests wearing of suitable protective clothing especially masks and gloves in the kitchen clean hand washing procedures with water basins and alcohol bottles situated all over the property proper check in registration of guests including body temperature […]

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MBELILING MOUNTAIN ECOLODGE – THE PLACE TO BE DURING LOCKDOWN

MBELILING MOUNTAIN ECOLODGE  THE PLACE TO BE DURING LOCKDOWN A tour based at the Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge has many attractions – a safe COVID environment, peace and quiet, healthy organic food, beautiful scenery, healthy climate, hiking and its main attractions birds. Detlef Davies, a professional birder and investor in Ecolodges Indonesia has highlighted some of the birds seen by Valery Scholaert, a professional Belgian birder https://holisticbirding.wordpress.com/splendid-birding-spot-mbeliling-mountain-ecolodge-flores-indonesia/  There are many more birds often seen or heard […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE – ITS TIME TO MEET A CUTE YOUNG MOLUCCAN SCOPS OWL AT MBELILING ECOLODGE !

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE. ITS TIME TO MEET A CUTE YOUNG MOLUCCAN SCOPS OWL AT MBELILING ECOLODGE ! For wildlife lovers, this is one of our best birding lodges! This lodge was built to supremely respect the surrounding nature, on the side of Mount Mbeliling. The Mbeliling Ecolodge will give you a chance to see many birds including all four of the Flores endemics, the Flores Hanging Parrot, Flores Monarch, Flores Scops Owl, and […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – AGRICULTURE AT KELIMUTU ECOLODGE AND THE GOAT AT SATWA ECOLODGE

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS. AGRICULTURE AT KELIMUTU ECOLODGE AND THE GOAT AT SATWA ECOLODGE Farmers everywhere watch the skies, ‘’will it rain ?”  Our staff in Flores at the Kelimutu Crater Lakes EcoLodge are asking the same question. A Conservation loan for land clearing resulted in a good crop of Sawi Putih or White Cabbage ( after a slug feast delayed the start ). This was followed by a good crop of cabbages so more were […]

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ABOUT OUR NEW FOUNDATION WEBPAGE.

ABOUT OUR NEW FOUNDATION WEBPAGE. The global COVID situation seems out of control globally with no end in sight until either there is a reliable vaccine or a unified global response. The latter seems unlikely. Thus, our company through our NGO the Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World (ICFOW), we must expand activities from Phase 1 programs to larger Phase 2 programs. For these activities we need the help from those in the global community […]

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ABOUT OUR TOUR – SOME OF THE BIRDS OF PARADISE OF PAPUA and SNORKELING IN RAJA AMPAT

ABOUT OUR TOUR SOME OF THE BIRDS OF PARADISE OF PAPUA and SNORKELING IN RAJA AMPAT -Scroll Ke bawah untuk Bahasa Indonesia- The Red Birds of Paradise In cooperation with our travel partners, Ecolodges Indonesia through our travel company Ecosafari Indonesia run a tour in West Papua combining the Arfaks Mountains, a conservation area two hours from Manokwari and Waigeo island the main island of the Raja Ampat national park. We use local guides, who […]

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THE ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE THE BORNEAN ORANGUTAN EAT IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT.

THE ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE THE BORNEAN ORANGUTAN EAT IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- Our next animal in the The “Animals sighted” section of our blog is about interesting photos from our guide Hakim, shown us a young Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) was holding fruit of a Pandanus plan.  According to the Wikipedia, like the other great apes, Orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying tool use and distinct cultural patterns […]

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BIRD GUIDE TRAINING Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge – Flores

BIRD GUIDE TRAINING Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge – Flores, 14 -19 September 2020 -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa-  The view from the Mbeliling Ecolodge – miles of forests, the plain, the sea, the islands…   The Flores night was pitch black as the group of three tried to move silently through the forest, following the strange coughing call of the Moluccan Scops owl, but hoping for the rare Flores Scops owl. At last they caught […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC – THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

SURVIVAL UNDER THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION The Kelimutu Ecolodge’s rice field – provide an organic food for our staff, our lodge and community around the area The global situation regarding infection with the virus COVID 19 seems to be getting worse with the disease out of control in many key countries around the world. This situation extends the expected recovery of Ecolodges Indonesia from September 2021 to at least the middle […]

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OUR CULTURE TOUR – THE SULTANATE OR SPECIAL REGION OF YOGYAKARTA

OUR CULTURE TOUR THE SULTANATE OR SPECIAL REGION OF YOGYAKARTA -scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- The Prambanan Temple Over the years, our company Ecolodges Indonesia commenced through our Tours & Travel section Ecosafari Indonesia https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/ to expand the depth and subjects of our tours. We wish now to show you some of these. The first will be from the island of Java, the most important island in the Indonesia archipelago with around 60% of […]

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The Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) of Way Kambas National Park

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE The Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) of Way Kambas National Park -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- The Leopard Cat by Hariyono   Our next animal in the The “Animals sighted” section of our blog is The Leopard Cat of Way Kambas National Park – Lampung – South Sumatra This was another lucky day of our resident guide Hariyono, again…! “ I was on my way back to the lodge after […]

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NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION – Planting new trees at the Tanjung Puting National Park has started!

NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION Planting new trees at the Tanjung Puting National Park has started! -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- As promised, the planting of new trees near the Tanjung Puting National Park has started ! You can see the young plants being carried in plastic bags to be transported by river to the site. The plastic bags are used again and again, as are the polybags where the seedlings were grown, so don’t […]

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REPORT on PROGRAMS FOR OUR SURVIVAL AS A CONSERVATION COMPANY

Introduction The COVID 19 virus caused business in Ecolodges Indonesia to cease within two weeks of late February and early March 2020. With only six months liquid funds available, all 89 staff took massive salary reductions, some up to 80%, and part time work to help the company survive over a period of 18 – 24 months. Most of our staff have served ELI for more than 10 years in their different locations. During this […]

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam We wish to pay tribute to two people who have helped and supported us over many years. Marcel Adi                                                                                                                          Marcel Adi with a Sumatran Rhino Marcel Adi, born and brought up a Christian in Java, passed suddenly in April 2020 in Borneo. Marcel was a Board member over the period 2013 – 2018 and, also acted as an advisor on many aspects of conservation especially around the Way Kambas National Park (WKNP) […]

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What our staff are doing and achieving at all our lodges.

One of the great achievements of Ecolodges Indonesia has been to instill a feeling of ownership of the company in most of our staff. This has had many positive results including loyalty and a feeling of the importance of a job in this working environment. Now, when the Indonesian part of the company has been cut off from face to face contact with its worldwide support group, a further vital characteristic has developed, namely, a […]

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Kelimutu Crater Lakes

Agricultural Development of Ecolodges Indonesia

One of the new directions of our company are the optimum use of the land around our lodges, especially at Kelimutu (over 3 ha available), Satwa (1.5 ha available) and Mbeliling (2 ha available), to produce organic food for our guests and staff. At Kelimutu and Mbeliling, there is water all year round thus giving the possibility of production all year round. During this process, we wish to work with the smallholder farmers of the […]

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Art Adventures in Indonesia.

Wildlife holidays in Borneo, cultural visit in Borobudur Jogjakarta or birdwatching in Raja Ampat are just some examples of adventure activities that can you do in Indonesia. Indonesia’s tourism is well-known for several good reasons, such as culture, heritage, and beautiful nature. Indonesia inhabited by a large number of animals, including some unique endemics species. There is a special kind of tour that is about Painting and sketching the landscape around helps you to engage […]

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Unique Faunas in Indonesia Wildlife Holidays

Wildlife holidays in Borneo, cultural visit in Borobudur Jogjakarta or birdwatching in Raja Ampat are just some examples of adventure activities that can you do in Indonesia. Indonesia’s tourism is well-known for several good reasons, such as culture, heritage, and beautiful nature. Indonesia inhabited by a large number of animals, including some unique endemics species. Arrange an Indonesia wildlife holiday tour to see the wildlife creatures during your visit to Indonesia. Endemic Species You Can […]

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Maria Surni: Learning about Conservation as Ecolodges Indonesia Staff Since 2005

Maria Alvensia Surni, born in Rangga Watu – Flores in 1985. Originally from Flores, she is one of the longest-serving staff of Ecolodges Indonesia. She started working in Bajo Komodo Ecolodges (the lodge has transformed into a resort hotel under new management) from 2005 to 2017. At the end of 2017, after giving birth to her second child, Maria Surni decided to stop only to returned to join Ecolodges Indonesia in 2019. As for now, […]

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Responsible Tourism Practise in Indonesia Brings Positive Impacts

Indonesia is one of the best places in the world if you’re looking for adventure and better under responsible tourism. The archipelago is made up of over 17,000 islands and is diverse in terms of people, landscapes, and culture. This beguiling island chain is especially attractive if you want to see indigenous flora and fauna, tropical rainforests, and brightly colored tropical fish. It’s also one of the best places to see orangutans in the world! […]

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Ucok Hakim

Becoming The Most Favorable Wildlife Tour Guide: An Interview with Abdul Hakim

Abdul Hakim was born in Kumai – Central Kalimantan. Upon finishing high school in 2007, he immediately joined the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge as a housekeeping department staff. While working as housekeeping, he slowly learned outwardly to become a wildlife tour guide in Tanjung Puting National Park. It did not take long for the company to ask Hakim to start a new career as a wildlife guide for Ecosafari Indonesia and Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge. Through Ecolodges […]

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Best Indonesia National Park for Wildlife Adventures

Fortunately located BETWEEN ASIA AND AUSTRALIA, THE WORLD’S LARGEST ARCHIPELAGO Indonesia national park HAS amazingly diverse animal wonders SUITABLE FOR adventure tours. Exotic birds to the giant lizard, Indonesia is one of the world’s best destinations to see wildlife creatures. Enjoying your holiday in wildlife conservations in Indonesia can be a lifetime experience that will pamper you with adventure and experiences. These top places to see endangered animals in Indonesia can be your destination of […]

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Indonesia Wildlife Tour Documentary Film including The Orangutans of Tanjung Puting National Park

Indonesia wildlife holidays in Borneo, the magnificent of  Three Color Lakes Kelimutu,  the unique of  Way Kambas National Park, or snorkeling at the crystal clear water of Komodo Island are just a little example of activities that can you do in Indonesia. Indonesia’s tourism is well-known for several reasons such as culture, heritage, unique buildings, and wonderful nature. Indonesia inhabited by a large number of animals, that some of its endemics species. Arrange Indonesia wildlife […]

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Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park Significant Years

Tanjung Puting National Park has a long history before it becomes a national park. Tanjung Puting National Park is located in the southeast part of West Kotawaringin Regency in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan (Central Borneo). The nearest main town is the capital of the Regency, Pangkalan Bun. The park is well known for its orangutan conservation. It is composed of 416,040 hectares of dryland dipterocarp forest, peat swampforest, heath forest, mangrove and coastal beach forest, and secondary forest. The public can access […]

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Mbeliling Flores Landslides Disaster in April 2014

Mbeliling Ecolodge: Marooned Between Landslides

Meryl and Alan Wilson and the team of Ecolodges Indonesia have been building a new lodge, Mbeliling Ecolodge as a part of  Trans Flores Safari tour. It lies 820 metres above the port of Labuan Bajo and the Komodo Islands one hour up to a sinuous road to the Mbeliling ecolodge range. Alan was away on business at the Kelimutu lodge on the other side of the island. Mbeliling Unexpected Natural Disaster Rain thrashed the […]

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Ecotourism Tour Packages of Ecolodges Indonesia (ELI) Bring Positive Impact on Local Communities

The most important aim of our company ECOLODGES INDONESIA (ELI), which offer tour packages, is the provision of sustainable jobs for local people on the edge of wilderness areas. It is also aimed to be a conservation tool to protect the environment. We believe that it is one of the few methods to strengthen local communities as well as to support conservation. Especially against forces ruining their future generations by destroying their environments. You can […]

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new digital home for Ecolodges Indonesia and Ecosafari Indonesia! We are thrilled to bring you a new look and feel that showcases the magic of our tours and properties, and we have some BIG NEWS…

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