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Tree planting and research

Tree planting and research

Tree planting and research


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.

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Tree planting and research

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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.

You will work with the local workers and learn from them the best locations for the different trees regarding amount of sun, water needs, proper soil balance and nutrients. You can assist with clearing of the ground, mulching, pruning and more.

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In the nurseries, you can work with seeds, seedlings and cuttings. Here you will learn how to handle these delicate little beginnings and nurture them to maturity.

If you are more interested to work with data, you can also assist our researchers to collect data regarding tree growth, water volume, water flow velocity, humidity and temperature. It helps us to better understand the environment and the changes that are taking place.

 

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What to see and do?

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • To add to your Borneo adventure, you can go for jungle trekking at Bukit Bangkirai. There are various nature trails available which lead you to the heart of Borneo jungle.
    Jungle trekking
    Jungle trekking

  • Visit myborneo Sunbear Sanctuary

    Visit one of the most threatened bear species in the world. You can experience the sunbear, which is native to the tropical rainforest in Borneo, from special viewing platforms.
    Sunbear sanctuary
    Sunbear sanctuary


Fishing Semayang lake

Fishing Semayang lake

Fishing Semayang lake


Join the local fishermen and go fishing on Semayang lake in the estuary of Makam river. Enjoy the sunset at one of the largest lakes in the country.

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Fishing Semayang lake

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Join the local fishermen and go fishing on Semayang lake in the estuary of Makam river. Enjoy the sunset at one of the largest lakes in the country.

 

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What to see and do?

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  • Yupa Site Hindu Kingdom museum

    At Muara Kaman, upstream Mahakam river, you can find historical evidence of the oldest Hindu kingdom heritage in Indonesia.
    Yupa site Hindu kingdom
    Yupa site Hindu kingdom

  • Join the local fishermen and go fishing on Semayang lake in the estuary of Makam river. Enjoy the sunset at one of the largest lakes in the country.
    Fishing Semayang lake
    Fishing Semayang lake

  • Don’t miss a visit to the unique candy-coloured stilt village of Muara Muntai. The charming wooden village is built over a swamp has an 8 km wooden board walk connecting the different areas in the village.
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village

  • Go into the heart of Borneo and meet the friendly and colourful Dayak Kenyah tribe in Lekaq Kidau. Witness and learn their unique art performances, handicrafts, and dances.
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau

  • Witness hundreds of Borneo swamp buffalo on their morning swim in the river. It is a spectacular daily routine and part of the buffalo farming in the Mahakam upriver area.
    Swimming swamp buffaloes
    Swimming swamp buffaloes


Swimming swamp buffaloes

Swimming swamp buffaloes

Swimming swamp buffaloes


Witness hundreds of Borneo swamp buffalo on their morning swim in the river. It is a spectacular daily routine and part of the buffalo farming in the Mahakam upriver area.

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Swimming swamp buffaloes

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Witness hundreds of Borneo swamp buffalo on their morning swim in the river. It is a spectacular daily routine and part of the buffalo farming in the Mahakam upriver area. The buffaloes go in a convoy to the river and return after their swim to the land. Guided by a herd keeper in a motorboat.

 

 

The swimming buffaloes can be found in the villages of Teluk Maridan, Muara Muntai, and Lebak Singkil.

 

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What to see and do?

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  • Go into the heart of Borneo and meet the friendly and colourful Dayak Kenyah tribe in Lekaq Kidau. Witness and learn their unique art performances, handicrafts, and dances.
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau

  • Join the local fishermen and go fishing on Semayang lake in the estuary of Makam river. Enjoy the sunset at one of the largest lakes in the country.
    Fishing Semayang lake
    Fishing Semayang lake

  • Witness hundreds of Borneo swamp buffalo on their morning swim in the river. It is a spectacular daily routine and part of the buffalo farming in the Mahakam upriver area.
    Swimming swamp buffaloes
    Swimming swamp buffaloes

  • Ride a boat in the beautiful Borneo nature reserve of Muara Kaman and go on the look out for the rare river dolphin. In the meantime, enjoy proboscis, long tail monkeys and exotic birds ashore.
    Spot the rare river dolphin
    Spot the rare river dolphin

  • Don’t miss a visit to the unique candy-coloured stilt village of Muara Muntai. The charming wooden village is built over a swamp has an 8 km wooden board walk connecting the different areas in the village.
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village


Bird watching

Bird watching

Bird watching


In the rainforest of Kutai Kartanegara you have beautiful possibilities for bird watching. For example in the wetland areas of Black River in Samboja or the nature reserve of Muara Kaman, upstream the Mahakam.

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Bird watching

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In the rainforest of Kutai Kartanegara you have beautiful possibilities for bird watching. For example in the wetland areas of Black River in Samboja or the nature reserve of Muara Kaman, upstream the Mahakam.

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Some of the spectacular birds you can find are the Borneo hornbill and hawkeagle, but also smaller and colourful birds like the bee eater and kingfisher.

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You can engage in bird watching activities by foot or by boat.

 

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Spot the rare river dolphin

Spot the rare river dolphin

Spot the rare river dolphin


Ride a boat in the beautiful Borneo nature reserve of Muara Kaman and go on the look out for the rare river dolphin. In the meantime, enjoy proboscis, long tail monkeys and exotic birds ashore.

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Spot the rare river dolphin

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You can spot the river dolphin in the Mahakam river, Kedang Kepala and Kedang Rantau creeks or the Semayang lake. The Mahakam dolphin is an endangered species. Currently there are less than 100 dolphins left.

When you go for the dolphin spotting, don’t forget to enjoy the other beautiful wildlife that you can see ashore. The Muara Kaman nature reserve offers you a beautiful adventure ecotourism experience. It is rich with proboscis monkeys, long tail monkeys, snakes, and many exotic birds including hawkeagles.
You can combine your dolphin adventure with a fishing trip with the local fishermen on the Semayang lake and visit traditional Dayak villages.

Muara Kaman nature reserve is about 3 hours drive from Samarinda.

 

 

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What to see and do?

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  • Witness hundreds of Borneo swamp buffalo on their morning swim in the river. It is a spectacular daily routine and part of the buffalo farming in the Mahakam upriver area.
    Swimming swamp buffaloes
    Swimming swamp buffaloes

  • Don’t miss a visit to the unique candy-coloured stilt village of Muara Muntai. The charming wooden village is built over a swamp has an 8 km wooden board walk connecting the different areas in the village.
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village
    Muara Muntai boardwalk village

  • Yupa Site Hindu Kingdom museum

    At Muara Kaman, upstream Mahakam river, you can find historical evidence of the oldest Hindu kingdom heritage in Indonesia.
    Yupa site Hindu kingdom
    Yupa site Hindu kingdom

  • Join the local fishermen and go fishing on Semayang lake in the estuary of Makam river. Enjoy the sunset at one of the largest lakes in the country.
    Fishing Semayang lake
    Fishing Semayang lake

  • Go into the heart of Borneo and meet the friendly and colourful Dayak Kenyah tribe in Lekaq Kidau. Witness and learn their unique art performances, handicrafts, and dances.
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau
    Dayak village Lekaq Kidau


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