View Full Version : Kutai National Park, Bontang - East Kutai - East Kalimantan

29-03-2012, 16:53
KNP is located in four areas of administrative districts, namely North Bontang District, District of South Bontang, district of Muara Badak, District of Marang Kayu, East Kutai, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
Kutai National Park (KNP) is one of the leading attractions in East Kalimantan. Total area of KNP area is approximately 198 629 hectares. In addition as a venue for tourism, KNP can also be used as a research activity, camping area, or educational nature. KNP is the third national park in the ground water used as an orangutan rehabilitation center.

KNP region somewhat hilly and undulating between light and heavy with a height of 0-398 m above sea level. There are 60 pieces of the hill with the hills as the most high-T42, which ranges from 398 m above sea level.

TNK has a tropical climate with average rainfall ranges from 1543 mm per year with air temperatures ranging from 27 -33 C. With this condition, which is considered the best visiting season is from April until October in each year.

Privileged KNP lies in the existence of various types of primary vegetation, namely the coastal forest vegetation / mangroves, freshwater swamp forest, heath forest, lowland forest puddles, forests ulin / meranti / lime, and mixed forest. In addition, TNK also has several plants, such as mangroves, tancang, sea fir, simpur, meranti, benuang, lime, ulin, RAFLESIA flowers, orchids and various kinds of forest. TNK also has a variety of wildlife such as orangutans, Borneo gibbon, proboscis monkey, long-tailed macaque, monkey, and lemur.

There are several natural tourist activities offered in the KNP area, namely:

Kaba Gulf and Sangkimah Bay, such as marine tourism and wildlife observation, such as orangutans, sambar deer, Kanci, birds, sun bears, and proboscis monkey. Bay Estuary Sangata Lombok and, in the form of marine tourism and the observation that intact mangrove forests. Prevab Mentoko, in the form of research and observation of wildlife, such as orangutans, sun bears, deer, elk boast, and wild boar. Wind Cave hole, a cave tour.

In this region there is an inn KNP (lodging) that can be enjoyed by the visitors. In addition, KNP also has a number of other important facilities, such as camping grounds, speed boat or ship, research facilities, and others.

Travel can be reach by landline. Distance from Samarinda to the Bontang is 120 km with a travel time of 2.5 hours. Or it could be from Balikpapan to Bontang with 240 km distance or travel time of 4.5 hours. From Bontang, the journey then continued toward the Gulf Bala using speed boat which takes about 30 minutes.

Source: bestindonesiaislands.com