An hour away from the bustling port of Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, is the Samboja District. A cornucopia of fishing villages, rivers, rice fields, and ancient, untamed forests, Samboja is a quintessential Kalimantan experience of adventure, nature, and culture.
Samboja is also home to an orangutan sanctuary run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). One can observe these marvelous endangered creatures as they carry on with their daily lives. BOS also has a sun bear sanctuary within their vast protected reserve.