Great guide and ranger, respecting nature!
We did a two day and night trek with Jack. I thought it was important to find some one who really respected nature and leaves the apes in peace. Jack is a very recomended guide. In opposite to other guides, he ownes a private tent so your sleep in the jungle is more private and protected to insects. Other guides tents made of big plastic, leaving the sides open. The trek was very nice, we didn't see so many apes but it is because they are very wild here, it is only logical as they live high in the treetops. If you want guarante you can attend a zoo ;) . On an other day we did see more then 5 so it is about luck! Jack speaks good english and is open for a nice conversation, he knows something about the plants and the trees. He made us very nice meals!! Pancakes in the morning. And at the hotsprings he started moving around the stones, making us a nice pool with perfect temperature to relax a good nature spa! GREAT experience! Thank you Jack! Greating from Belgium, Brecht and Sanne.
Nice trekking with jungle man
We were looking for a guide with a good knowledge about wildlife and someone that we feel comfortable. It really surprised us when we realised that Ketambe Jungle Trekking business is running up by the young local people, all around twenties and only a few of them with a good english speaking.
Few months ago we contact one of the guides through watsp, Jack, because we read some good reviews about him. When we meet him and after talk for sometime, we felt instantly confortable with him. He s around 30s with a very good english speaking, with a huge sharp eyed to spot anything that moves on the trees and has experience in the forest as a ranger.
Overall we found a very easy trekking. You just walk a couple of hours between camp 1 and 2. The rest of the day we spend it walking around the camps in the jungle searching for orangutans. If you never have been in a rainforest, the experience will be amazing, no words to describe it. Otherwise if you are expecting to see lots of wildlife animals, you probably might be disappointed.
We saw 3 Orangutans, one Gibbon and a few Thomas Leaf Monkeys very far, on top of the trees. The Macaques are coming everyday to the camp searching for garbage and food remains. We also saw one snake and one giant squirrel.
As a birdwatcher it was a huge disappointment, we just saw a couple of small birds. Just it.
If you are a couple, ask Jack to bring a private tent so you can have more privacy and more protection for the mosquitoes and the rain.
It was a good experience and definitely recommend Jack as your guide.
3 for the trekking.
5 for Jack.
Amazing Jungle Experience
Our trip to the jungle was a wonderful experience. We saw many animals and enjoyed the relaxing time in the river and in the hot springs. Jack can give you many information about fauna and flora and is also enjoyable company. But don't expect to much luxury! :) You will find all basics you need in the jungle. Good food and fruits. So we highly recommend to book your tour with Jack or one of his guides.
Good and intresting jungle trekking
Jack picked us up with a driver in medan. I contacted him via whats app and everything was very easy to communicate and jack replied always very fast. After the long ride we stay in the "pondok wista guesthouse". ( amazing guesthouse, with amazing Food and friendly people!!) After that, We go with jack to the jungle. He show and explain us, the fruits, animals and all the many wonderfull things. We are so Happy. We sleep in a tent which jack organized for us. At the evening he cooked very good indonesia food for us. Also in the morning, we have pancake. Jack and the other ranger, loves her home and they will Protect the jungle and ketambe to beware this wonderful place for the future.
We always feeled Comedy auf welcome in Ketambe.
We can highly recommend Ketambe and Jack for Jungle trekking.
Thank you and looking forward to See you again.
I did one day tour with jack in the rainforests, we when to spot the wild life and of course the famous orang utan. Jack is very smart, experience guide..
I highly recommend this trip with jack.. thank you gusy for the best time hope to see you again!