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CAMP BORNEO

This gap year expedition to South East Asia has been designed for volunteers who are keen to take on a challenge and support our ongoing community and environmental programmes alongside other international volunteers.

Explore jungle, beach and mountains on this exotic tropical island. Assist local communities in their day-to-day life, whilst being enriched by their culture and traditions that are unique to this island.

This gap year expedition to South East Asia has been designed for volunteers who are keen to take on a challenge and support our ongoing community and environmental programmes alongside other international volunteers.  We run 2 week and 1 or 2 month programmes that give you the chance to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Borneo and undertake a wide range of optional activities. And for those of you who would like to add a 3rd month, you could add our Camp Cambodia program for the ultimate south east asia gap year experience!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work on a range of social, cultural and environmental projects
  • Marine conservation project on the idyllic Mantanani Island (2 and 3 month itineraries only)
  • Wildlife viewing along the Kinabatangan river and visit to Sepilok
  • Orangutan Sanctuary
  • Jungle trek (2 and 3 month itineraries only)
  • Opportunities to scuba dive, jungle trek or trek to the summit of Mount Kinabalu

THE COUNTRY

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is located in Southeast Asia. It comprises the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, the sultanate kingdom of Brunei and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan. This multicultural island is home to an enormous diversity of exotic flora, fauna and natural beauty. The extensive rainforest ecosystem that covers most of the island is the oldest in the world and the island also boasts the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, the mighty Mount Kinabalu.

THE PEOPLE

The state of Sabah is a cultural melting pot with a bewildering multi-cultural and multi-religious aspect, yet everyone lives together in harmony. Sabah boasts no less than 32 indigenous ethnic entities, speaking as many languages and over 50 dialects. The main indigenous group are the Kadazan Dusun, living around Kota Kinabalu. Next are the Bajau who live along the coast and the Murut who live in the interior and were once famous intrepid warriors and reputedly the last to give up the ancient custom of headhunting!

Duration: 
3 Months

Gap Year Vitals

  • Location: Borneo, South East Asia
  • Duration: 3 Months
  • Price: Depending on the length of stay

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