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Mount Palung National Park, Habitat of the Orangutan West Kalimantan

Overview Located on the border between Ketapang and North Kayon in the province of West Kalimantan, Mount Palung National Park is one of the largest national parks in Indonesia. Officially open to the public in 1990, Mount Palung National Park covers a total area of approximately 90,000 hectares containing many animal species including birds, mammals, as well as many rare floras. The main attractio ...

Lake Sentarum National Park: Wildlife Wonders Above and Below the Surface in the Heart of Borneo West Kalimantan

Overview Lake Sentarum National Park (LSNP) is a park protecting one of the world’s most biodiverse lake -systems situated deep in the Heart of Borneo, in Indonesia’s province of West Kalimantan.  Located in the Kapuas Hulu Regency, the Park lies in the upper Kapuas River tectonic basin some 700 kilometers upstream from the delta. The basin is a vast floodplain, consisting of ...

Betung Kerihun National Park in the Heart of Borneo West Kalimantan

Overview Betung Kerihun National Park is a Wildlife Sanctuary cetrally located on the island of Kalimantan, and is the largest conservation area in the West Kalimantan province in the Heart of Borneo. Its hilly topography spans an area of 8,000 square kilometers and encompasses 8 types of forest eco-systems, including lowland forest, old secondary forest, dipterocarp ...

Loksado, Captivating Dayak villages amidst lush Meratus Mountain landscape West Kalimantan

Overview Driving Into the heart of the Meratus Mountain Range, some two and a half hours from Banjarmasin,  capital of South Kalimantan Province, one will be welcomed by a lush landscape decorated with wonderful waterfalls, rushing rivers, and the enchanting culture of its indigenous people. That isolated piece of South Kalimantan’s paradise is known as Loksado, a sub-district of the Hulu ...

Tanjung Puting National Park, Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild Central Kalimantan

Overview Imagine you are an explorer heading out to the jungle to see wild orang utans and other exotic tropical animals and you will begin to get a sense of what a visit to the Tanjung Puting National Park is like.The park, which covers territory the size of Bali, is home to an amazing array of wildlife including it’s world famous orang utans. The park is also home to monkeys, birds and other w ...

Palangkaraya: Cruise Into Tropical Rainforests Central Kalimantan

Overview Central Kalimantan, dominated by the indigenous Dayaks, is known as the lung of the world for its vast and fertile tropical jungles and forests. The northern mountain chain, the Schwaner Range, is home to some of the most pristine forests in Kalimantan. Certain areas are within WWF’s Heart of Borneo conservation initiative signed by the 3 nations, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. These mo ...

Sebangau National Park, Where Orang Utans Roam Free in the Wild Central Kalimantan

Overview Spread out between the Katingan and the Sebangau Rivers, just at the outskirt of Palangkaraya,, the Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan is one of the last remaining peat swamp forests in Borneo. The vast national park covering approximately 568,700-hectare is home to over 6,000 orangutans, forming one of the world’s largest populations in the wild. Aside from its rich bio ...

Pangkalan Bun: on the Arut River Central Kalimantan

Overview When heading to the Tanjung Puting National Park, flight schedules may allow travelers to drive straight from the airport to the park, but there is no reason to avoid Pangkalan Bun, a pleasant town on the Arut River.  “Whoever drank from the Arut River will surely return to Pangkalan Bun” says a classic saying for those who visit the town for the first time ...

The Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve Central Kalimantan

Overview The Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve, (in Bahasa Indonesia: Suaka Margasatwa Sungai Lamandau, or SMS Lamandau) is a river that flows through 76,000 hectares of tropical rainforest, and is a sanctuary for many endangered species, including the Borneo Orangutan. The reserve is funded by the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) and provides preservation of lowland forest ecosystems and ...

Camp Leakey: Renowned Orangutan Research and Rehabilition Center Central Kalimantan

Overview Established in 1971 by Dr. Biruté Galdikas and Rod Brindamour, Camp Leakey in the Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan is the oldest orangutan Research and Conservation Center in the world. The name was taken to honor paleo-anthropologist Louis Leakey, mentor and inspiration to Dr. Biruté Galdikas. Louis Leakey also supported Diane Fossey in the research and prot ...

Nyaru Menteng, Orangutan Re-introduction Center near Palangkaraya within lush Arboretum Central Kalimantan

Overview A lesser known Orangutan re-introduction center but no less important than Tanjung Puting is the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Re-introduction Center near Palangkaraya, capital city of Central Kalimantan.  The Center is located within the Nyaru Menteng Arboretum , which was originally meant only for rare vegetations. Today the reserve also includes a forest coservation area where captured pr ...

Teritip Crocodile Breeding Center East Kalimantan

Overview Teritip is a breeding center with the highest number of crocodiles in East Kalimantan. At present, more than 1,450 crocodiles, ranging from estuary crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus), and two endangered species i.e., fresh water crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) and supit crocodiles (Tomistoma segellly). These crocodiles are bred in dozens of cages covering a 5 hectare of area. These cage ...

Kutai National Park East Kalimantan

Overview   Kutai National Park (KNP) is a lowland tropical forest in East Kalimantan. KNP has an area width of 198,629 hectares. Its bio-diversity and vegetation makes it a great destination for local as well as foreign nature lovers and researchers. Iron-meranti-kapur (Dryobalanops Spp.) woods, mixed dipterocarpaceae, mangroves and kerangsa are types of vegetations found in KNP. ...

Mahakam River East Kalimantan

Overview Mahakam river is the biggest river in East Kalimantan province. This 920 km long river flows from its upper stream in Kutai Barat to its lower stream in Kutai Kartanegara and Samarinda.Mahakam is very important for most inhabitants in the province as some areas are only accessible by river. Transportation of goods also relies on this transportation means. This river empties itself in Tenggarong ...

Kumala Island Tourism Park East Kalimantan

Overview Kumala island is situated in the middle of Mahakam River, passing Tenggarong city, in Kutai Kartanegara district. At first, this 85 hectare island was a sedimentation of mud, forming a land. This island is unique as it looks like a boat in the middle of a river.Before transforming into a modern recreation site, Kumala was a site for hundreds of bekantan (Nasalis Larvatus) and various types of B ...

Wanawisata Forest East Kalimantan

Overview Wanawisata Forest is a large park with various types of endangered species of Kalimantan trees. Its interesting layout makes Wanawisata as destination for families, particularly during weekends. This tourism park is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Its entrance fee is only Rp.1.000 per person.

Sangalaki, Underwater Paradise East Kalimantan

Overview For those of you who like diving, the beauty and diversity of flora and fauna around Sangalaki Island will attract you to come again and again.  This island is located in the Derawan Archipelago, Berau, East Kalimantan. It is one of the best locations for diving and snorkeling in the world, along with Raja Ampat in Papua province. Blowing winds, clean seawater, ...

Pampang Cultural Park East Kalimantan

Overview Pampang Cultural Park is a cultural site to see when traveling to East Kalimantan. Dayak Kenyah tribe live in this area after their migration in 1967 from their original hometown of Apokayan in Malinau district, East Kalimantan.â They left their village to stay near urban areas, so that they could obtain education and fulfill their basic needs. At present, not less than 800 members of Da ...

Derawan Archipelago East Kalimantan

Overview The Derawan islands must be everyone’s dream of the perfect tropical paradise: warm, isolated  islands with soft white sand beaches fringed with waving palm trees, pristine seas that change color from green to deep blue, and an amazing underwater life of giant turtles, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs and barracudas, stingless jellyfish and sometimes, whales  Derawan is indeed ...

Kayan Mentarang National Park East Kalimantan

Overview Kayan Mentarang National Park is the biggest uniformity of primary and secondary forest, which covers 1,360,500 hectare, and still remains in Kalimantan and in the Southeast Asia. It is located in Bulungan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, with humid weather and temperatures around 16°C - 30° C. This national park, situating at 200 - 2,258 meters above sea level, has approximately 3,100 ...