Sumatra Photography Expeditions

A Nature Photographers Trip of a Lifetime!

‘A surprise around every corner’

Aussie Macro Photos is proud to host a Sumatra Photography Expeditions.  This is a nature photographer’s trip of a lifetime, giving you access to some of the world’s most incredible creatures in the Sumatran rainforest. The Gunung Leuser National Park is extremely rich in biodiversity and has endless opportunities for photographers to capture gorgeous images.

Get up close and personal to the IUCN Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutans, as well as a number of other monkeys & primates including Gibbons.  Marvel at the super-glamourous Great Argus Pheasant.  Stroll through the accommodation grounds and see a host of harmless tree snakes, and other beautiful reptiles.  Be wowed by the incredible colours and formations of arthropods, with endless butterflies, spiders and every other insect you can imagine!

This location is special for a number of reasons.  This patch of UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park once hosted a successful rehabilitation and release program for Sumatran Orangutans and thus many of the individuals are very used to humans.  We will have opportunities to get great closeup images of these gentle primates, many of which are nursing mothers.  Our accommodation, The Eco Lodge, backs onto this bio-centric wonder and does NOT use Palm Oil.  A true eco-lodge with utmost integrity for a nature lovers retreat.  The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable.  The restaurant provides a variety of classic Indonesian cuisine as well as Western meals.

Bridgette of Aussie Macro Photos has been to this location twice and has designed an itinerary for this Sumatra Photography Expedition from her experience to give you the best opportunities for seeing and photographing incredible creatures in their natural habitat.  Our local guides are extremely gifted at spotting their local wildlife and provide excellent service to ensure our comfort and enjoyment.

6 Days, 5 Nights. Maximum 8 Participants.

All images taken by Bridgette Gower during her visit in April 2023.

Key Information

18-24 August 2024 – Now Taking Bookings

10-15 March 2024 –  FULL

3-8 March 2024 – FULL


Inclusions: Transfers to and from Medan to Expedition, Welcome and Farewell dinner, National Park Fees and Permits, Local guides, Jungle treks, Morning walks, Night walks, 1 night overnight in the jungle, all breakfasts and all food & water on tours, and comfortable accommodations.

Not Included:  Flight costs to Medan


(based on Twin Share)

$120 Single Room Supplement

Book Now ($40 Booking Fee), OR for other Payment Options send an email.


The fine print: 5 people minimum for the expedition to proceed, maximum 8 participants.  Participants must arrange their own travel to Medan and hold Travel Insurance.  Participants will be asked to sign a waiver prior to departure.  Breakfasts are provided as well as all meals during activities, all other meals and alcohol at your own cost. Check-in with the latest travel requirements before booking this Photography Expedition.  To secure your place for this expedition either make full payment or 50% deposit.  Send and Email to Bridgette for payment options.

Banner for iNaturalist Let's Go Buggin in Sumatra Project

For a deep dive into the vast variety of animals to be photographed, check out the Observations on the Let’s Go Buggin Sumatra iNaturalist Project.