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Samboja Orangutan Eco Lodge Kalimantan

The Eco Lodge:
A new venture for The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) is the construction of our Samboja Lodge facility. Here, for the first time, visitors and volunteers will be able to work closely with us in the many projects currently active in Samboja Lestari in aid of saving our rainforests and the orangutan.

The Lodge’s unique design is based upon local architecture. All interior and exterior walls are made of recycled materials. The cosmetic touches are all traditional Kalimantan handicrafts and are produced by both local and Dayak communities around the Island. You can even purchase these items if you decide you like them!

The Lodge is surrounded by lush vegetation and each room has its own patio or balcony in which to enjoy the greenery. The glass doors can fold open allowing you to choose between having a barrier to nature, or being completely open to it!

The area around the Lodge has been planted with many indigenous tree species, flowers and fruiting trees. There is also a salt lake, which attracts many animals right beside the Lodge. The Lodge rooms also overlook the Orangutan Islands. At night, the evening sky is full of stars and the Southern Cross is easily visible.

It is our hope that your stay with us will encourage you to continue your support for the preservation of our natural spaces. Through our planned visitors activities, you will be able to become a part of our daily work team. In this way, you will gain first hand knowledge on what is required to rebuild a forest and protect its wildlife. So come on, get your hands dirty, work and eat with us, and plant your own special tree as a lasting memory of your visit! You will even be able to track your tree’s progress on the Internet.

Accommodation:
Our rooms

Staying at Samboja Lodge you are in the center of a 2000 hectare reserve of unique, regenerating rainforest. Exotic birds will come to your balcony and tree frogs will “sing” to you in the evening. Samboja lodge offers modern fascilities with an open restaurant serving traditional Indonesian meals. You will have a unique and adventurous learning experience, whilst staying in comfort.

Our Lodge currently has 26 rooms conprising of 22 standard rooms (two single beds each, AC), 2 suites (queen size beds, AC and hot water) and 2 treetops suites (king size beds, fantastic views, AC and hot water).

The Lodge consists of two long levels and a center tower.
The ground level contains 12 rooms (6 on either side of the center tower), each with its own patio, private bathroom and twin beds for double occupancy. Normally we use the lower level to accommodate volunteers. The center tower houses a laundry, kitchen facilites, offices and storages and the area where you can play pool and watch DVD’s on our television.

The upper level has 10 rooms with balcony, private bathroom and twin beds for double occupancy as well. But the upper level also has two VIP guests rooms with Queen size beds, air conditioning and hot water. In the same level you get access to the reception, communal area for dining with a fantastic view of some forest animals and a bar. Here you also can find a computer with Internet connection.
The upper level of the tower accommodates two master VIP suites complete with king size beds, jacuzzi and large picture windows overlooking the Samboja Lestari area.
There is also a large viewing platform which is open to all guests.

Local Weather :
High = 30 C
Low = 27 C

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Rimba Eco Lodge : Tanjung Puting National Park Central Kalimantan

RIMBA LODGES – CENTRAL KALIMANTAN
ORANGUTANS in the wild!

Rimba is reached only by boat from the port of Kumai. Arriving at the Lodge jetty in the middle of the forest is an unforgettable experience. The jetty connects to all rooms, the reception area, office and restaurant by a series of covered boardwalks.

The Lodge provides a base from which you can explore the surrounding rainforest and Tanjung Puting National Park. . Take a walk from your room along the bird walk, hear the plaintive cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and the resident Macaque monkey troop from your comfortable room, set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river.

From the Lodge you travel by klotok (wooden boats) upstream, surrounded by rainforest, to a number of feeding stations in the Tanjung Puting National Park, the most famous of which is Camp Leakey, established in 1971 by Professor Birute Galdikas, a student of Professor Louis Leakey, together with Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey.

As you walk through the rainforest you often see orangutans and at Camp Leakey you sometimes see gibbons as well as many butterflies and birds. At the feeding stations you will get a wonderful opportunity to see these amazing primates up close. You might also take a night safari to see tarsiers, glowing mushrooms, fireflies and perhaps owls.

Rimba is reached only by boat from the port of Kumai. Arriving at the Lodge jetty in the middle of the forest is an unforgettable experience. The jetty connects to all rooms, the reception area, office and restaurant by a series of covered boardwalks. The Lodge provides a base from which you can explore the surrounding rainforest and Tanjung Puting National Park. . Take a walk from your room along the bird walk, hear the plaintive cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and the resident Macaque monkey troop from your comfortable room, set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river.

From the Lodge you travel by klotok (wooden boats) upstream, surrounded by rainforest, to a number of feeding stations in the Tanjung Puting National Park, the most famous of which is Camp Leakey, established in 1971 by Professor Birute Galdikas, a student of Professor Louis Leakey, together with Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey. As you walk through the rainforest you often see orangutans and at Camp Leakey you sometimes see gibbons as well as many butterflies and birds. At the feeding stations you will get a wonderful opportunity to see these amazing primates up close.

You might also take a night safari to see tarsiers, glowing mushrooms, fireflies and perhaps owls.

Situated on the edge of ‘The Tanjung Puting National Park’, this forest lodge on the Sekonyer River provides a base for seeing nine primate species.This is one of the only places in the world where orangutans can be seen in the wild. Observe Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Gibbons, Tarsiers and other primate species in their natural habitat. Enjoy the Klotok river boat experience and the forest.
Key Features at a Glance

* Forest and river lodge situated on the edge of ‘The Tanjung Puting National Park’.
* Base from which to explore the rainforest and see Orangutans, Proboscis Monkeys, Macaque Monkeys, Black-Handed Gibbons, Tarsiers and other primate species in their natural habitat.
* Klotok river boat experience offering a unique experience in itself and a chance to see wildlife along the forest edge and at dusk to be surrounded by fireflies among the lower river reeds.
* National Park entry and all tours organized to suit your interests by the Lodge staff

See as many as 9 primate species, crocodiles, butterflies and rare birds such as Storms stork. Many endangered species, even clouded leopards, are hidden in the jungle or “Rimba”, through which you chug in a ’kelotok’ boat.

You then land and walk 20 minutes into the forest to see the orangutans at the feeding stations upriver. You might also take a night safari to see tarsiers, glowing mushrooms fireflies and perhaps owls.

Hear the plaintive cry of Gibbons, early birdsong and the resident Macacque monkey troop from your comfortable room at the Lodge, set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river in light forest.


RIMBA ORANGUTAN ECO LODGE HAS:
35 rooms – (15 Emerald, 6 Sapphire, 14 Ruby)
Mosquito drapes and repellent
Emerald rooms have AC and Hot water
Excellent meals in the restaurant
Drinks in the Lounge
All transport organized (extra cost)
Eco tour guide for bird watching etc
Management practices are eco
responsible in all the lodges
Double or twin beds
Western shower and toilets
Fans in all rooms
Packed picnic lunches
Friendly staff to serve you
A percentage of our profit goes
to environmental protection
You may also decide to make a donation
Easy email bookings
Internet access
To enter Tanjung Puting National Park you need a photocopy of the photo page and visa page of your passport, we do the rest. Don’t forget to bring binoculars, camera and film!

Accommodation and Rooms
Rimba Lodge is perched on the edge of the Sekonyer River and surrounded by forest. Access is only by boat from the Port of Kumai. The timber Lodge is built in a series of adjoining elevated pavilions.

Each pavilion contains 3 rooms and has its own covered verandah and boardwalk to the river’s edge. Amethyst, Sapphire and Ruby rooms are adjoining in one large pavilion. The walkways also join the restaurant, reception and lounge and office. The Lodge is just a few minutes by boat from the orangutan feeding station at Pondok Tangui and mid way upstream to Camp Leakey. A resident troop of macaques are often seen around the Lodge and Proboscis monkeys are also often visible across the river. This is a Lodge that feels truly remote.

Staff at the Lodge will be happy to organize daily tours for you, boxed lunches and even dinner if you wish to dine on the boat amongst the fireflies. The booking team at Udayana Eco Lodge are also available to organize all of your travel requirements in advance. (LINK to Booking team page)

CABIN RATES:
Diamond Cabin
Rp. 1.500.000/Night/Double or Single

Emerald Cabin

Rp. 1.250.000/Night/Double or Single

Amethyst Cabin
Rp. 1.100.000/Night/Double or Single

Sapphire Cabin
Rp. 950.000/Night/Double or Single

Ruby Cabin
Rp. 750.000/Night/Double or Single

Extra Bed : Rp. 500.000/bed

Above Room Rate included Breakfast but Excluded Taxes and Service ( 20% )

High and peak season apply from June 01-September 30 and December 01-January 15 with additional surcharge Rp. 250.000/night/room

Location
Borneo can still seem quite inaccessible to international travellers but trust us its not that hard. It’s certainly a little bit off the beaten track, but still very safe. Indonesian people are some of the friendliest in the world and we can organise expert guides and pickup along the way. Infact we can help you organise your whole trip. Visit our bookings page for more information.

RImba Eco Lodge is perched on the Sekonyer River upstream from the Port of Kumai which is on the Java Sea coast at the southern tip of Central Kalimantan (Borneo).
* We can organize all your travel by air from Jakarta via Semarang; from Bali, also via Semarang and also via Surabaya to Sampit followed by 4 hours by road.
* By air from Bali or Jakarta via Surabaya or Semarang to Pangkalam Bun via Sampit (approx: 3hrs).
* Then, by car (we meet you) – 20 minutes to Kumai Port.
* Then, by boat – a delightful river trip (approx: 2 hrs) to the RIMBA ORANGUTAN ECO LODGE.

HOW TO GET THERE!
* By air from Bali to Jogjakarta or Jakarta via Surabaya or Semarang or Sampit (approx: 3hrs). to Pangkalam Bun
* Then, by car (we meet you) – 30 minutes to Kumai Port.
* Then, by boat – a delightful river trip (approx: 2.5 hrs) to the RIMBA ORANGUTAN ECO LODGE.
* There is a speed boat option – more expensive.
* Yachts can tie-up at Harri’s Landing, Kumai

Please Note:
The Rimba Lodge can only be approached by boat. The following are standard charges for transport and national park fees:
* Airport pick-up and Lodge boat (2 persons) – Rp.1.500,000
* River boat (Klotok) for 2 – 4 persons – Rp. 2.000,000/ Transfer
* Lunch on boat Rp. 250,000/person
* Police, Park and Ranger fees per person – Rp. 600,000/person/day
* Special Guide fees – Rp. 850,000/day
* Special walking tours in the park now available. Jungle walk in Tanjung Puting National Park cost Rp. 500.000/Guide
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Adventure in Kalimantan and Sumatra, relaxation in Bali or both on Flores or other islands!
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