Bontang Gateway to Kutai National Park

bordering the 200,000 hectare rain forest of Kutai National Park

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Bontang City

Bontang City in East Kalimantan 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), Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalisvatus), honey 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 forest land.
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. The mangrove forest at Kaba Bay is inhabited by groups of chimpanzees. The sea 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.

Bontang Kutai Park wild Orangutan Travelers Information

Tour Destination :
Indonesia, East Kalimantan, Bontang, Kutai National Park

Main 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 its 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.

Culture :
Javanese, Dayak, Buginese mix

Flora & Fauna :
Orangutan, Rainforest & exotic tropical wildlife

Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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 Balikpapan.

Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Travel Distance to entry point :
250 Km to from Balikpapan Airport, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 1 to 3 Days

Hotels & Overnights :
Simple to Star Hotels at Bontang City, Prefab Orangutan Research Station, or Sangkima, Teluk Kaba Lodge

Tour Grade :

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