The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) is an Indonesian non-profit environmental organization. It was established in 1991, near the city of Balikpapan in East Kalimantan. The programs operating under the BOS "umbrella" are: The Samboja Lestari Forest Rehabilitation Program (in Kaltim), The Orangutan Reintroduction Project (Wanariset in Kaltim and Nyaru Menteng in Kalteng), The Mawas Wildlife Reserve (in Kalteng), The Jakarta based Primate Conservation Education Program in the Ragunan Primate Center, The SarVision Satellite Natural Resources Monitoring Center (in Kaltim), and now, The Samboja Lodge (in Kaltim).
BOSF is supported by BOSF affiliate organizations worldwide and every year we are audited by Price Waterhouse Coopers (or similar well reputed firm).
A new venture for The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) is the construction of our Samboja Lodge facility. Here, for the first time, visitors will be able to work closely with us in the many projects currently active in Samboja Lestari in aid of saving our rainforests and the orangutan.
The Lodge's unique design is based upon local architecture. All interior and exterior walls are made of recycled materials. The cosmetic touches are all traditional Kalimantan handicrafts and are produced by both local and Dayak communities around the Island. You can even purchase these items if you decide you like them!
The Lodge is surrounded by lush vegetation and each room has its own patio or balcony in which to enjoy the greenery. The glass doors can fold open allowing you to choose between having a barrier to nature, or being completely open to it!