to Kutai National Park
Bontang City in East
Kalimantan 's Province of Indonesia at Borneo Island is a Industrial
city at the border of Kutai National Park. Bontang
is the gateway to the 200,000 hectare Kutai
National Park, the natural habitat of rare tropical flora and fauna.
Several species of animals exist in this national park, such as
Orang Utans, chimpanzees (Pongopygmacus), Pekantan Monkeys
bear, deer, Kalimantan rhinos, crocodiles and at least 300 bird
species.The forests in the area were declared a nature reserve by the
Sultan of Kutai, A.M. Parikesit in 1936, by that time it was covering
306,000 hectares of
Bontang can be reached from Samarinda over land at distance of 136
kilometers, or by sea. The fastest way to get there is by
plane, which is a mere 45 minutes journey.
Teluk Kaba is a small bay lying between Bontang and Sangata, reachable
in 45 minutes by speedboat from the harbor site in Bontang.
mangrove forest at Kaba Bay is inhabited by groups of chimpanzees. The
gardens in the waters of Kaba Bay are also very alluring. There are
various colored corals and decorative fishes living in the bluish-green
water. Settlements of Bajau people are found around the coastal forests
of Kaba Bay, with houses that are built over the sea.
The areas around the estuary of the Sangkuriang River and the Mahakam
delta are covered with dense mangrove forest.
Destination : Indonesia, East Kalimantan,
Interest & Things to do :
City Tour, Visiting Teluk Kaba, Sangkima and the orangutans at Kutai
National Park Trek
recommended visit time is 1 or 3 days
Bontang is an Industrial city, cause of it's gas reserves,
coal mining, Melamine and urea fabric
Bontang is at the border of Kutai National park, where Rainforest,
orangutans, tropical flora and fauna at Kaba Beach, Sankimah forest
with the oldest hard wooden tree can be found.
Jungle Trek can be done from Bontang to Sangatta village, and from here
moving up the Sangatta river to Prefab or Mentoko. The orang
utan rehabilitation center, for more information of forest wild life of
East Kalimantan, visit our "Kutai National Park" site.
: Javanese, Dayak, Buginese mix
& Fauna : Rainforest & exotic
Starting Point : Balikpapan, East
Tour Transport Possibilities :
Public Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda, transit bus to Bontang or
Sangatta. Or by chartered car.
Estimated travel time to reach Bontang is 1 to 2 days from entry point
Tour Ending Point : Balikpapan, East
Travel Distance to enry point :
250 Km to from
Airport, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Duration : Short Get Through Visit 1 to 3
& Overnights :
Simple to Star Hotels at Bontang City, Prefab Orangutan Research
Station, or Sangkima, Teluk Kaba Lodge
Tour Grade : Usual