Trans Borneo Challenge 2016
The Trans Borneo Challenge (TBC) event, now into it's 4th year, and will once again aiming at becoming the biggest fundraiser of it's type around the world. This is your chance to become part of an event that truly does help to make a difference for the orangutan species and their rainforest homes.
The Trans Borneo Challenge mission is to raise both funds & worldwide awareness about the plight of the orangutans, as a flagship species for many other endangered creatures, as well as the continued destruction of their rainforest habitat.
Promo Video for 2016 Event
How does the TBC work?
The expedition consists of a group of (10 maximum) adventurous & passionate people from countries around the world, travelling and trekking across Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), from one side to the other, to raise awareness and urgently needed funds to help save the orangutan and their jungle habitat. The challenge this year will run from East to West and will start in Balikpapan, East Borneo (Kalimantan Timor), and finish inKetapang West Borneo (Kalimantan Barat). To become one of the lucky TBC 2016 participants, simply go to the Bookings tab at the top of this page and follow the directions.
Applications are open on a first come first served basis, until all 10 positons have been filled. There is no pre-registration or qualifications required but, we will be asking that you declare your understanding about the difficulty of the expedition along with the costs involved.
How much will it cost?
The expedition cost in 2016 is $4,920 per person. Each participant also has a mandatory fundraising component of AUD$2,500 (minimum) per person as part of the tour package which MUST be raised 2 weeks prior to departure. More details about all the costs along with inclusions and exclusions can be found under the Itinerary section of this website. Click tab.
When is it on & how long does it go for?
The expedition begins on 19th August 2016 - World Orangutan Day - and finishes on 10th September 2016. The expedition will take 23 days/22 nights days to complete, including travel & briefing days. See the Itinerary page for details about each days locations and activities.
How are funds raised?
This year each participant has their own minimum personal fundraising target of AUD$2,500, as part of their expedition commitment. The remainder of the targetted $100,000 is planned to be met through corporate sponsorship, general donations and the event supporters. We will also once again be lauching the $1 donate option and hope to get 100,000 people across the globe to donate $1 each through the Trans Borneo Challenge Fundraising website. "Donate your $1 Here" by clicking on the orangutan
People will also be able to sponsor their favourite trekker (that's you) and follow the event through facebook and twitter. Donations will be accepted in all currencies via credit card & Paypal, through the TBC fundraising website. Tax receipts are be automatically generated and sent via email.
If you wish to help the challenge by hosting a Trans Borneo Challenge fundraiser, please contact us, using the contact us form provided.
We believe we have the means to raise over $100,000 as a united effort by all countries, which will significantly help conservation efforts across Indonesia.
Where does the money raised go?
100% of monies raised will go towards on the ground conservation projects through The Orangutan Project. (TOP). For more information on the full scope of the valuable conservation projects supported see TOP's Latest Annual Report.
"TOP strives to get the best conservation and welfare results for orangutans by effectively using every dollar raised to support genuine on the ground conservation work through a wide range of partners. Working in a non-partisan way provides the orangutans their best chance. The Trans Borneo Challenge is a perfect display of both the challenge to save orangutans and the spirit of mutual cooperation that is needed to meet that challenge", says Leif Cocks, TOP Founder and President.
For more information on The Orangutan Project, visit their website http://www.orangutan.org.au
TBC $4,000 orangutan adventure holiday giveaway competition (**terms and conditions)
Orangutan Odysseys is giving away 1 trip to see the Orangutans in Indonesia valued at $4,000. The prize includes a trip for 1 person to any of the Orangutan Odysseys destinations, except for our Fundraising Expeditions. All trips include accommodation, domestic airfares,
transfers, park fees etc. What is not included are some meals, tips, insurance and immunization as well as International Airfares.
To enter simply donate as little as $1 to the TBC 2016 Fundraiser found by clicking on the $1 donate orangutan seen on this page.
Each dollar that is donated will equal 1 entry.
The prize will be drawn on the 30th September 2016 and the winner will be notified by email and the winner's name announced on our Facebook pages. If a winner does not reply to this email with 14 days, another winner will be chosen from the entries.
**Orangutan Odysseys will only provide this prize once the fundraising target reaches a minimum of $20,000. This prize can be used for all Orangutan Odysseys tour except the Trans Borneo Event.
Check out some of the more of the action from the TBC