Local Payau Captive Breeding in Sambaliung Sub-District, Berau


After enjoying good times in Derawan Archipelago, it is the time to visit other attractions in Berau District. In this case, Sambaliung Sub-district becomes a recommended destination for tourists. A local Payau Captive Breeding resides in such region, after all. Payau is the local name for Cervus Unicolor, which is also called Sambar Deer. Being the biggest species of deer in Indonesia, these animals become quite an attraction in Berau. Today, tourists can witness them in Sambaliung, too. That means visitors are allowed to take pictures, touch, and even feed them!

The Nuance
During the holiday, the site has more visitors and most of them are families with kids. The size of Payau Captive Breeding site is considered big because it can accommodate 64 animals. Their size is also considered amazing and the males have majestic antlers. No wonder, these animals become a perfect object for photography. They are tame either, so tourists can approach them without hassles. Some keepers are seen in the location and they often give a chance to tourists for feeding the deer. It is a great experience, so no one should waste it.

Exploring Payau Captive Breeding
Simply put, such captive breeding site is suitable for an educational tour. Parents can introduce Sambar Deer to their kids and interact with the animals directly. Apart from those animals, the site also has a cool nuance because it is surrounded by trees and dense bushes. In the middle of the site, there are several sheds, on which the deer rest and sleep. Some keepers also work diligently in the location. As mentioned before, they allow visitors to enter the conservation in order to interact with those beautiful animals.

It is true not all of those deer are tame. Despite the fact, the keepers would make sure the safety of tourists. As long as visitors follow any instructions given by the keepers, they won’t get hurt. It is also possible to take close pictures with the deer. As for the tip, female deer is considered calmer than the male ones. That means they may not cause troubles when it comes to photography or interaction. It is even easy to touch them! Unlike the males, female deer has no antlers, so they are not quite interesting for photography.

The rule is visitors are not allowed to carry foods from outside the conservation. It is because the keepers have already provided it on the site. The thing is tourists must buy these foods if they want to feed the deer. Have no worries. It is worth the money. Nothing can replace the experience of feeding majestic animals, no? As for the ticket, the price is affordable, so everyone would be able to afford it.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sambaliung Palace
  • Inaran Waterfall
  • Musuk River
  • Kelay River
  • Rantau Panjang Waterfall
  • Nyapa Indah Village
  • Sentosa Waterpark

How to Get There
The first checkpoint is Tanjung Redeb, which is the capital of Berau District. Tourists can reach it by airplane and their destination is Kalimarau Airport. Once they get there, the next trip heads to Sambaliung Sub-district. It is better to take a taxi, as it is faster and more convenient.

Where to Stay

  • Bumi Segah Hotel
  • Cantika Swara Hotel
  • Grand Parama Hotel

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