Welcome to Batang Ai Region
Batang Ai is also the best place in Sarawak to have a chance of seeing truly wild orangutans. Sightings are not guaranteed, of course, but they're not rare either: a female orangutan was recently seen just 90 minutes' trek from lodge accommodation.
This remote region, about 250km (4½ hours by road) southeast of Kuching can only be visited through organised departures with Kuching-based tour companies. Whistle-stop overnight visits are available, but to truly experience Iban culture amid stunning river and jungle landscapes, and have a decent chance of seeing orangutans in the wild, a minimum of two nights' stay is recommended.