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A new venture for The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) is the construction of our Samboja Lodge facility. Here, for the first time, visitors will be able to work closely with us in the many projects currently active in Samboja Lestari in...more
Jl. Balikpapan Handil Km. 44 Kec., Kutai Kartanegara 75273, Indonesia
Its nice to see the orangutan and sunbear closer to Balikpapan. You just take a drive for about 1.5 hours. Its a rehabilitation center in the middle of re forestation. I like to be there. The food was amazing and nice view in the restaurant.
My sister and I ( both in our 60s) volunteered at the sanctuary for 7 days. The lodgings, food (so fresh), transportation (rustic at times), and excursions into a preserved rainforest and down a river to view proboscis monkeys were fabulous. This trip was a...More
I hate to be negative about a charitable organisation like the BOS Foundation, and I'm sure they do some fantastic work with rescued Orangutans and Sun Bears, but I found the Samboja Lestari sanctuary experience a little disappointing. Obviously, the main reason that people go...More
This place is under-valued as a destination in Indonesia. At the end of our 3 months in Asia, we really wanted to see Orangutans and choose the Samboja Lodge not knowing what to expect and it exceeded our expectations. The work of the Borneo Orangutan...More
I did not actually stay here, but rather we went on a day trip to visit this place which we were glad we did. It has a sanctuary and rehibilitation area for orangutans and visitors can visit this area and observe the orangutans. We also...More