Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve
Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve Reviews
Make sure u prepare for this one.. Apr 23, 2008
Its a minimum 2 hour return walk into the forest, which gets very muddy, steep and slippery, paths are not marked at all well and there are no maps available. The reception is quite unhelpful unless your prepared to fork out 50ringett for a guide ($20) and even then they might try to extort an entrance fee from you - its a free entry.
Make sure u wear proper walking shoes, plenty of insect repellent, at least 2L of water per person and raincoat. There are plenty of leeches and probably a few snakes as well. Make sure u set off in enough time as they like to close early (2pm), they even closed up and went home after we'd registered leaving us in the forest alone. Fortunately all was good.
Flowers are hard to find but possible to without guide - we saw a very nice one. If u have a good gps with track back function then take it though!!
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