THE INERTIA GUIDE TO SUMATRA
Sumatra is Indonesia’s second largest island and home to some of the world’s last remaining primary rainforest. Along with the island of Borneo, it is the last remaining habitat for the orangutan, one of the most intelligent great ape species left on earth. Within the dense jungle, one can find a plethora of flora and fauna that exists in few places on earth, from reptiles to pygmy elephants, various monkey species, and even the elusive Sumatran tiger. While not as severe as in neighbouring Borneo, their habitat is under threat in Sumatra due to human activity and monoculture cropping (largely cacao and oil palms). If you’re looking to experience true jungle teeming with wildlife, the remote pockets of North Sumatra and Aceh are amongst the world’s last refuges for these species.