Plan your adventure to the Samboja Lodge today and prepare for an incredible experience in the heart of a lush jungle, unlike any other!


There are daily flights from major airports, including Jakarta and Singapore, to Balikpapan, which is the closest airport to the Samboja Lodge in East Kalimantan. Upon request, we can arrange transportation to and from the airport!


When to Visit

We are open year-round, but the rainy season is from November to March. April to October is usually drier and the preferred time for visiting. Wildlife can be seen throughout the year.

What to Expect

We are located just south of the equator in a tropical climate. Please be prepared for warm temperatures, moderate humidity, semi-rugged terrain, and a variety of insects. See our website for further information regarding local conditions.

Book Ahead

It is recommended that you book all activities prior to your arrival as many activities have limited space and some are dependent on favourable weather conditions.


Children are welcome at the lodge but facilities for them are limited. Given its remote location and tranquil atmosphere, it is not recommended for young children.

Packing List

What to pack for your trip to the Samboja Lodge:

  • Passport
  • Cash in small denominations for bar services, tips, or merchandise.
  • Personal medication with prescription notes to last for the duration of your trip.
  • Sunhat; Sunblock; Sunglasses
  • Sturdy walking shoes/sneakers
  • Socks: we recommend tall socks that don’t slip easily inside rubber boots. Two pairs per day are ideal
  • Light-weight, earth- or dark-coloured, long-sleeved shirts and t-shirts
  • Light-weight, quick-dry hiking pants/trousers
  • Insect repellent
  • Day pack and Camera
  • Dry bags and/or Ziploc bags.


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