Tarsiers, a symbol of Bohol and natural heritage of the Philippines as well as many other unique wildlife of Bohol are nocturnal. Therefore we present our night safaris making this the best time to observe tarsiers and other nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat, and in the natural activity period. Dusk is when the nocturnal animals are just waiting up and starting to feed, so this is normally the easiest time to encounter a tarsier in the wild.
Please keep in mind that the natural home range of a tarsier is about 3ha. The forest is very big and the tarsier very small. So the tour is not just about seeing a tarsier but bring awareness of the environments in which the tarsier lives. The nocturnal way of the world that we dont normally take the time to stop and look at, is in fact full of live. We want to offer a positive eco friendly way to experience the wildlife in natural surrounding and bring about awareness of habitat conservation. But is not only about tarsiers! Also other interesting wildlife species have their place in the nature.
The safari area is about 6 km from the butterfly centre inside the Rajah Sikatuna National Park. The safari is about 1,5 hour long along a hiking trail, and that motor bike is used to get there.
NEED: Shoes, long pants, top jacket, mosquito repellent
Proceeds from the safari go towards:
- Eco friendly livelihood for the local people who live in the area.
- Better habitat protection by employing local people and hopefully educate new conservationists
- Supporting our research and conservation project which includes; monitoring, behavioral studies, conservation education for locals and establishing a breeding centre for tarsiers. We hope that with the research carried out that we can find out the number of tarsier left in the wild and set about finding a way to protect and breed the tarsier before it is too late.
The night safari tour includes:
Transport from butterfly centre to and from the night safari area in the Rajah Sikatuna (local motorbike drivers)
Local spotters and English speaking guide
Optional dinner at the butterfly garden
Transport to and from Bilar is included