LAHUKA was founded in 2010 by seasoned expedition and logistics experts with over thirty years experience of planning, leading and executing major conservation and adventure expeditions , research projects, filming and television project within the Indonesian Archipelago. The team have had close working relationships with the Indonesian authorities since the 1987 Operation Raleigh Indonesian Expedition, led by the inspirational Wandy Swales.
Our Base of Operations is situated in Jakarta and we have representatives around the Archipelago, as well as representatives in the UK. Our service support team in Jakarta is comprised of expedition organizers, leaders, cameraman, doctors and medics each an expert in their own fields, which provides the finest support available. Our specialization is in film fixing for wildlife filming. Our clients include expedition members, mountaineers, researchers, conservation teams and film makers.
Our mission is to enhance the collaborative efforts of Indonesian and other Nationals in adventure expedition, research, television and filming projects. We can achieve this by smoothing the way, so you can focus on your expedition, research , filming and television objectives with the peace of mind that all the necessary bureaucratic and logistical requirements are being met.
What Our Clients Say
Sam Hume | Producer - BBC Digital
I worked with the team from PT Lautan Hutan Kayu (LAHUKA Ltd) on a recent 2-week shoot in Sumatra across four remote locations including at National Parks. The company were very helpful prior to our departure helping to plan logistics and communicating with contributors on the ground, and guiding us through the complicated process of permits and comms with the embassy. The company helped us through every stage, from joining our researcher at the embassy, and even on location meeting the BBC crew in Jakarta to ease them through customs, and joined them through to Sumatra.
Dr Tim Coles - Director Of Operation Wallacea
"LAHUKA is an invaluable source of advice on expedition management. A senior member runs the emergency team when the research teams are in the field and provides support to the Opwall field-sites as requested."
Paul Reddish | Series Producer - Free Spirit Films
"I can highly recommend (LAHUKA) PT Lautan Hutan Kayu. Thier work was exemplary. They are very experienced in dealing with film crews; and able to advise on logistics as well as tackle emergencies as and when they occur. Hendra and his team are the best fixers I have worked with. "
Harry Hilser - Programme Manager of Selamatkan Yaki
“Arranging research permits and logistics in Indonesia can be a challenging process. Lahuka have proved to be an invaluable source of information and support for our programme, with swift and informative communications, so we strongly recommend their services".
Martin Holland - Director & Founder of The Heart of Borneo Project
"We rely heavily on the guys at LAHUKA – they take the stress out of the Indonesian paperwork and free up all that time for us to concentrate on the things that we’re good at. Thoroughly recommended, they have never let us down."
Phillip Briggs - Director of Sole Challenge
"I wanted to say a huge thanks to you and your fantastic crew in Indonesia for making our trip the Ujung Kulon a truly amazing experience." We will be using Lahuka again to assist in the planning of our Indo Trek events
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