Orangutan Islands Rungan River Kalimantan
Orangutan Islands, are know as Pulau Kaja and Pulau Palas at the Rungan River in Central Kalimantan province of Indonesia. Orangutan Island is part of the BOS ( Borneo Orangutan Survival ) Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation center for Orangutans, as the pre-release state for the orangutans in the last step before these orangutans return into the wild habitat. Kaja Island is the first pre-realest Island for orangutans of BOS.
The Island occupied almost 110 hectare and is home to about 40 rehabilitated orangutans, awaiting the re-release in the forest. Kaja Island has seasonal floods that submerge the ranges forest trees on the Pulau Kaja, as Kaja Island is located in the Rungan River of Central Kalimantan. Cruising the Rungan river towards the Orangutans Islands, we can spot the wild Orangutans from the riverside.
The forest of Pulau Kaja and Pulau Palas are a botanic garden is perfect as a pre release in the wild, four other islands in the nearby area pulau Begamat, pulau Palas 1, pulau Palas 2, and pulau Hampapak Matei, are used all as a first home for orangutans to return into the wild habitat. Beside the orangutans, the islands has diverse other wildlife and birds. It is not possible for the visitors to get in too close to the orangutans as any contact with humans have to be avoid as they are trained to become wild and it is therefore imperative that they have as little contact with human beings as possible, as their enemy.
All the five island are located in the Rungan River and can not be visited, as only spot the orangutans from the boat alongside, for more information or education of the orangutans, one can visit the Nyaru Menteng Arboretum where you will also be informed of the BOS campaigns against illegal logging of forest and orangutan killings.
Orangutan Islands Travellers InfomrationTour Destination :
Pulau Kaja, Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Main Interest & Things to do :
Pulua Kaja & Pualu Palas, Orangutan sighseeing from the Rungan River, BOS ( Borneo Orangutan Survival ) foundation Nyaru Menteng Arboretum, for information or education of Orangutans and rehabilitation.
visit the Tahai Lake, and Mount Tangkiling for a emerald jungle view
Dayak Culture, Longhouses and Jungle Treks upstream Kahayan River towards Tumbang Malahoi, Tumbang Korik, Tumbang Utuh, Katingan River cruise
Dayak Ngaju, Ot Danum
Flora & Fauna :
Rainforest & exotic tropical wildlife
Tour Starting Point :
Palangkaraya Central Kalimantan or either Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Transport Possibilities :
by Flight from major cities to Banjarmasin or Palangkaraya, and by car to Rungan River, Canoe or Klotok Boat cruise the Rungan River, about 40 km from Palangkaraya city.
Estimated travel time to reach Pulau Kaja from Palangkaraya is one (1) hour, and from Banjarmasin is four (4) hours.
Ending Point :
Palangkaraya Central Kalimantan, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Travel Distance to entry point :
40 km from Palangkaraya Airport Central Kalimantan
200 Km to from Banjarmasin Airport, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
Tour Duration :
Short Get Through Visit 1-3 Days to Kaja Island
Accommodation & Hotels :
all kind of Hotels