Sangatta River, Kalimantan
The town of Sangatta and Sangatta River are located in East Kalimantan, Borneo. Both serve as entry points to the Kutai National Park. The park is located north of the Mahakam river and includes several lakes: Danau Maau, Santan, Besar and Sirapan. It is adjacent to the towns of Bontang and Sangatta and 120 km north of the provincial capital Samarinda.
Visitors can take a cruise upstream on the Sangatta River into the rainforest of the National Park. Highlights include the Prevab Orang Utan research station and trekking into the lowland rainforest to look for Orangutans and the long nose Proboscis Monkey. Visitors will also discover the mangrove forest of the Sangatta River.
Things to See & Do
* Kutai National Park
* Tropical Jungle
* Mangrove forest of Sangatta river
* Proboscis monkey
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Population – 550,000 approx (Balikpapan)
Land Area – 1,986 km² (Kutai National Park)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Land Area – 265.10 km²
Time - GMT plus hours eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is called Semayang and is located at Balikpapan.
Travel Links – Most people arrive by air. Balikpapan's Sepinggan International Airport has frequent flights from Jakarta, as well as commercial services from Surabaya, Banjarmasin and Makassar. There is also an international flight from Singapore operated by SilkAir a few times a week.
Semayang's seaport that serves cruises from Makassar, Pare Pare, Tarakan, Surabaya, and other eastern parts of Indonesia. This port is one of the busiest ports in Indonesia and the main gateway to Borneo, serving cargo ships not only from Indonesia and South East Asia.