Luke Mackin

About Luke Mackin

Founder of Wild Sumatra. Luke grew up in SE Asia, but in the huge mega city of Manila. From the moment he moved to his passport country of the US, he always yearned to return to Asia – but to a more natural, wild setting. For him, Kerinci fits the bill – one certainly can’t get much more natural than an isolated valley completely surrounded on all sides by one the largest protected areas in Asia, where tigers, bears, and gibbons still roam. Luke hopes that in some small way Wild Sumatra can contribute to the conservation of the enchanting and magnificent forests in the area, and to the prosperity of the wonderful Kerinci people. He lives in Sungaipenuh with his family.

Orang Pendek: A Cryptozoological Animal in the Sumatran Wilderness

By | 2017-11-18T02:13:26+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Kerinci, Culture, Wildlife, Sumatra Jungle Trekking|

The Mysterious Orang Pendek: Science or Myth? Sumatra's version of Big Foot, the Orang Pendek is a mystery. With recorded encounters from as far back as colonial times, both locals [...]

Ten Reasons to Visit Kerinci

By | 2017-11-17T09:41:29+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Featured, Northern Kerinci, Central Kerinci, Southern Kerinci, Kerinci, Sungaipenuh, Kayu Aro, Lempur, Bukit Tapan, Mt. Kerinci, Mt. Tujuh, Mt. Kunyit, Agriculture, Birdlife, Culture, Flora, Hot Springs, Landscape, Lakes, Mountains, Rainforest, Sunsets, Volcano, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Wetlands, Sumatra Jungle Trekking, Photography, Indonesia Travel Tips|

Never heard of Kerinci? You’re not alone. A remote highland valley, nestled between almost impassable mountains and volcanoes, the Kerinci region has long been mysterious and isolated. In fact, [...]

Mt. Tujuh, Lempur, Bukit Khayangan, Kayu Aro

By | 2017-11-09T15:24:03+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Kerinci, Sungaipenuh, Landscape, Lakes, Wildlife, Sumatra Jungle Trekking, Photography|

Climbing Mt Tujuh, a visit to Lempur, beautiful scenery on Bukit Khayangan, and a some shots overlooking Kayu Aro. Here's a photo roundup of a few things we've been up [...]

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