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Sam's Bungalow is a small, family run guest house and restaurant in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra,

Indonesia.  We specialise in providing quality affordable accommodation and arranging rainforest treks  and  local excursions.

The village of Bukit  Lawang is the gateway to the Gunung Leuser National Park which forms a part of the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site classified as an area of outstanding scenic beauty and of outstanding universal value.  The park is home to a staggeringly high number of unique plants and animals, most notably the Sumatran oragutan, Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhino, and the rafflesia and titan arum plants.  From Sam's Bungalow there are excellent views of the rainforest and of the Bohorok river which forms the park's border.

Sam, the owner of Sam's Bungalow, was born and raised in Bukit Lawang.  His grandfather and father (left) were pioneering explorers of what is now the national park, and Sam worked for many years as a licenced trekkng guide.   Sam now uses his experience and knowledge of the area to arrange once-in-a-lifetime packages at affordable prices. Sam and his wife Ifat have created a very special place to stay, with unparalleled service and excellent food.  The couple have two young sons.  Sam, his family and staff are dedicated to the conservation of the fantastic natural resources within the park and surrounding areas, and 10% of the income from tours goes to funding local projects.

Sam has been running his business for more than 10 years and works with a team of professional, expert  and friendly local guides.  Sam's purpose and priority is to support local people and to protect the nature, wildlife and environment of Bukit Lawang and the Gunung Leuser National Park.  The aim of Sam and his team is to provide you with an unforgettable experience at the same time as improving the welfare of local people.

We teach our guests not to have negative impacts on social and ecological systems while on our tours.

The location of Sam's Bungalow makes it the perfect place for relaxing - read a book or enjoy the view from the comfortable restaurant or take advantage of the riverfront garden which provides an easy access point to the river for swimming.

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