Muara Muntai Jempang & Semayang Lake

connecting jempang and semayang lake with the mahakam river

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Muara Muntai Jempang and Semayan Lake Mahakam River

Muara Muntai is located near the big Lakes of the Mahakam River. It is a convenient stop for visitors traveling into the hinterland. Cruising the Lakes, when lucky some Fresh Water Dolphins can be seen, Fishermen living in their houses build on and along the Lake Semayang, Lake Jempang and Lake Melintang.

Lake Melintang covers a surface of 10,000 hectares near melintang village. The scenery here is very beautiful. A unique sight is that of buffaloes living in pens built on the water at Lebak Singkil, on the lake. The animals wade through the water, which is more than one meter deep, while looking for food.

Lake Semayang lies at the other side of Lake Melintang,and covers a surface of 13,000 hectares. Many villages are found in its surroundings.There are several beautiful small lakes in the vicinity, such as Manggah, Barambai, Rabok, Tempatung, Kedang Mubung, Wis and Siran.

Lake Melintang is the most nearest of Muara Muntai, and have to be crossed to reach the Dayak villages Tanjung Isuy or Mancong. It covers also an area of near the 10.000 hectares, with many fisherman living along or on the Lake. Build their hard wooden houses, on pile foundations.

Muara Muntai village Jempang Lake, Semayang Lake Mahakam River Travel Information

Tour Destination :
Muara Muntai & Mahakam River, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Main Interest & Things to do :
Jungle trek, and exploring the Flora and Fauna
Mahakam River Cruise
Muara Muntai, Tanjung Isuy & Mancong, as Dayak Benuaq villages with Longhouses, settled along the Jempang Lake, surrounded with lowland rainforest and wildlife, lot of birds and monkeys include the proboscis monkey species.
Muara Muntai is famous of its hard wooden road which get through the village. Recommended visit time for the Mahakam River is 3 till 4 days.

Culture :
Dayak Benuaq, Kutai

Flora & Fauna :
Low land Tropical Rainforest and Wildlife
v Tour Starting Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Transport Possibilities :
by public bus or chartered car from Balikpapan to Samarinda and by public ferry or chartered motor canoe cruising up the Mahakam River, or overland to Kota Bangun and by motorcanoe to Muara Muntai.

Tour Ending Point :
Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Distance to entry point :
300 Km from Balikpapan Airport East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 3 to 4 Days

Accommodation & Hotels :
guesthouses, Local house, Longhouse

Tour Grade :
Usual

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