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Samboja is an all-in-one Borneo wildlife and adventure destination close to Balikpapan. It is less than one hour drive from the airport.

Samboja

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Samboja is an all-in-one Borneo wildlife and adventure destination close to Balikpapan. It is less than one hour drive from the airport. You can visit the wildlife sanctuaries of the orangutans and sunbears, walk the canopy bridge at a height of more than 30 metres, engage in jungle trekking or biking activities in the jungle, or explore the Borneo jungle by boat on the Black River. Not active enough? Pick up a machete and join us in our tree planting programme!

You don’t need to hurry. There are beautiful lodges at the Bangkirai hill and the orangutan sanctuary to stay overnight. So relax after your rainforest adventures and enjoy all that Samboja has to offer in an authentic rainforest ambience.

What to see and do?

nearby: Samboja
  • In the immediate vicinity of Bukit Bangkirai, you can experience the Borneo jungle by boating the rainforest river of Sungai Hitam. This is the so-called Black River, one of the wetland areas in East Kalimantan.
    Boating black river
    Boating black river
  • Visit the Borneo Orangutan Survival sanctuary. An experience of a lifetime, to get up close with these beautiful primates and find out how they are prepared to return to their natural habitat.
    Borneo Orangutan Survival
    Borneo Orangutan Survival
  • When you prefer to go by bike instead of by foot, you can rent an all terrain bike (ATB) and explore the rainforest through some exciting biking tracks.
    Biking trails
    Biking trails
  • At Bukit Bangkirai, you can enjoy the tropical rainforest of Borneo through a canopy bridge at a height of 30 metres from the ground!
    Canopy walk
    Canopy walk
  • Cut the weeds with a machete and find the best places to plant different varieties of native trees. A fulfilling and educational activity to restore the habitat of Borneo’s wildlife.
    Tree planting and research
    Tree planting and research

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