For school groups visiting south Buton, after their first night in the village of Labundo they will move to the forest camp. This will involve a short drive on a large open back truck, followed by a 2-3 hr (dependent on group and weather conditions) hike across fairly steep terrain. Accommodation here is in hammocks with mosquito nets, covered by tarpaulin. There are basic washing facilities built into the river, and a trench style toilet – this is proper jungle living! There is a covered eating area, and all meals are cooked in camp by local staff. Further lectures will also be held in camp. From here students will trek out into the forest daily for surveys. The terrain on transects is very steep, and, due to heavy rainfall, often very muddy! The experience of living in one of these remote forest camps is one that few people forget!

South Buton Forest Camp is a sub location to Indonesia

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