Belum Adventure Camp ~ Royal Belum State Park , Perak Malaysia


The Belum Temenggor forest reserve forms the last and largest contiguous block of natural forest in Peninsular Malaysia, covering an area of over 300,000 hectares. It is located in the Malaysian state of Perak and crosses into Southern Thailand. Combining with the virgin forest of southern Thailand the Belum-Temenggor and Bang Lang National park forms the largest contiguous protected area of Rainforest in Asia.

The tropical rainforest of Belum Temenggor is believed to have been in existence for over 130 million years, making it one of the world’s oldest rainforests, older than both the Amazon and the Congo. In the heart of the forest lies a lake – Tasik Temenggor (Tasik means lake in the Malaysian Language) – covering 15,200 Hectares, which is dotted with hundreds of tiny islands. The forest is home to a vast number of species of animals and plants, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth.

The magic of Belum, which literally means “land before time”, makes it the perfect habitat for some of the world’s most threatened mammals, including the Malaysian Tiger, the Malaysian Sunbear, the nearly extinct Sumatran Rhinoceros, the White-handed Gibbon, the Asiatic Elephant, and the Malayan Tapir. Unfortunately is under the threat of over poaching and habitat loss of which illegal logging is rampant around the peripherals of the park and in the lake area.

The stunning landscape of the rainforest houses over three thousand species of flowering plants, including three species of Rafflesia, the iconic giant flower. It is also the natural habitat of unique species of ferns and mosses.

The lake Tasik Temenggor is home to over twenty species of freshwater fish and five species of turtles. Wild boars, deers, pythons and countless species of small reptiles and insects roam free in the jungle.

Over three hundred avian species fly over its skies; it’s common to spot eagles catching fishes. Belum Temenggor is the only place in the planet where all the ten species of hornbills that inhabit Malaysia can be spotted at once.

Its no wonder that several NGO’s and Malaysian Universities seek to help protect and conserve the forest with the likes of WWF and MEME (Malaysian Elephant Management and Ecology) leading the way.

Source www.belum.com.my


Hotel Description

Destination

Perak ~ Temenggor Dam ~ Banding Island ~ campsite

Room Type

Chalets & Dorms & Campsite

Room Description

Belum Adventure Camp (BAC), a rustic, budget adventure accommodation suitable for travelers and families as well as school groups and adventure team building.

The camp is located on Banding Island in the Temenggor Lake. The Royal Belum State Park is the premier rainforest ecotourism and conservation destination in Peninsular Malaysia and is 3 hours from Penang and 3 hoursfrom Kuala Besut (Perhentian islands).

Facilities & Activities

The people behind the resort are adventure seekers and conservationists and they want to ensure every guest feels their adventure conservation ethos.The resort staff conduct poacher surveillance patrols in the forest reserves and collect data on animal presence for the University of Science Malaysia (USM). BAC and USM will also conduct Gibbon and Siamang surveys in the Belum Temenggor forest network as part of the National Gibbon Survey of Malaysia.

The resort has basic amenities but has its own zipline and high ropes course for hours of fun and entertainment. BAC works hard on customer service, ensuring everyone is happy. We hold movie nights in the jungle, star gazing on the lake and native games to pass the time by, we want to give our guests a unique experience they will treasure.

You can also just laze around the lodge grounds listening to nature's jungle music and being awakened by the call of the White-handed Gibbons. basic mattresses , cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils , Jungle trekking., kayakking, bird watching, swim in the river, white water rafting

Belum Adventure Camp - Valid till 31st December 2017 (Rates based on per package per person)

Package Type Accommodation Rate per person (RM) Notes
Room Only A frame – twin or triple RM 100 Double bed provided by pushing together two singles.Shared bathroom and shower.No Breakfast
Room Only Dorm RM 100 Shared bathroom and shower. No Breakfast
Meal package – B, L, D - RM 100 If you don’t want lunch or dinner minus Rm20 off per meal.
2days 1night full board ROH RM 200 accommodation and meals
3days 2nights Free and Easy Fullboard ROH RM 430 accommodation and meals : Day 1 – Lunch and Dinner , Day 2 – B,L, D , Day 3 - Breakfast (itinerary as below)
Ropes - RM 100 2 ziplines and 1 high ropes course
Night Trek - RM 50
Conservation Trek – 1day - RM 200 1 full day – 9am til 5pm. Involves AM and PM river cruise, efforts towards conservation(activities will include searching and recording signs of animal presencepugmarks, claw marks, scat etc and COULD INCLUDE, checking camera traps and poacher surveillance depending on what is needed that day
Kayak Half Day - RM 50
River Cruiise – 2 hours - RM 100
Kayak / Camp – 2days 1night camping RM 300 Depart 9am Kayaking to an island, camping and next day jungle trek – salt lick, conservation trek Return 3pm The route and location for the camp depends on the groups ability and weather
White Water Rafting 2d/1n – min 20pax RM 1,300 Rapids up to Grade 6 are possible. Grade 6 rapids require experienced rafters. If not experienced then grade 4 will be the max.


Things to Bring with:

* Insect repellant and your personal medication eg antihistamines , longterm medications * Toiletries * A jumper - it can get chilly at night * swimsuit * hat * proper trekking shoes * slippers * Water bottle * Light clothing , towel, sleeping bag, mosquito netting (if you have) , leech socks, gloves, raincoat * Knapsack

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.

When To Visit?

One can visit Belum anytime in a year. August seems to be the great hornbill migration and sometimes as many as 200 can be seen flying overhead


Rain Fall

December to March is the dry season. While the rest of Peninsular Malaysia experiences the wet North-east Monsoon,

Kedah, Penang and Perlis enters its driest and coolest period.

Itinerary for 3 Days 2 Nights Free & Easy Package

Day 1

Arrive at Belum and start your adventure with a 15 minute 4x4 wheel drive transfer to our secluded camp.

You can choose to jungle trek (1hour) if you want to soak up the ambiance of the rainforest. On arrival you will be given traditional style lunch and a briefing about the resort and your programme.

After lunch take your time to settle into your surroundings and absorb the delights of the rainforest.

Dinner will be served at 8pm and will be a local dish of rice and curry with lots of green veggies, we do provide vegetarian options as well.

After dinner you have the option to join in the Web of Life game and learn about the importance of all species in life.

L, D.

Optional Add-ons

Ropes – Rm100 per head

Night Trek – Rm50 per head

Kayak – Rm50 half day

Day 2

8am Breakfast will be served with local fruits, cereals, toast and eggs available.

1pm Lunch will be served

8pm Dinner will be served In the evening you can relax and either star gaze, watch a movie in the jungle or just play traditional games.

B, L, D

Optional Add-ons

Full day kayak – Rm80 per kayak

Full day trek – Rm200 per person

4x4 drive – Rm500 per truck

River Cruise – Rm100 for 2 hours

Day 3

Breakfast will be served at 8am and your 4x4 transfer will depart at 9am ready for your onward journey.