Meaning forest, Rimba is a forest lodge on the banks of the Sekonyer River and is the best place from which to access the three orangutan feeding sites in Tanjung Putting National Park.
Rimba has 35 air-conditioned cabins, surrounded by forest, with wooden boardwalks throughout. There is an opportunity to see macaques, proboscis monkey and numerous birds species directly from the lodge.
Why we like Rimba Lodge
We endure it. Rimba is simple and rustic but allows you to access the world of the orangutan.
- Visit the three orangutan feeding sites of Tanjung Puting National Park including the renowned Camp Leakey. Each site is reached by river on your klotok, local boat. Each feeding site is a walk of up to two kilometres from the river along a wooden board walk and sandy paths.
- Wildlife watching en route to and from the feeding sites on board your klotok – orangutans, proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and kingfishers.
- Visit Sekonyer village
- A night-walk in the forest
- Plant a tree and contribute to the reforestation project
- 35 cabins adjoined by wooden boardwalks throughout. Twenty of the rooms are located in a block.
- Each room has an ensuite with a loo and shower.
- There is air-conditioning and a fan in the room and also the facility to charge cameras, batteries, phones. Mosquito nets and coils are always provided.
- Meals are served in the restaurant area or on your klotok. It is worth stopping at the duty free on arrival to pick up your favourite tipple as there is no alcohol available – you need to bring your own.
- Free wifi access in the restaurant.
On the banks of the Sekonyer River in Tanjung Putting National Park, Rimba Lodge is two hours by boat (klotok) from Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan’s southernmost airport.