Borneo Wildlife Adventure


Tour Overview

Take a 6 day trip through two of Borneo’s top wildlife spotting destinations, the Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley. This trip includes an overnight stay in Sepilok, which is home to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center.

These locations have high concentrations of animals, meaning you will have a trip packed with wildlife sightings.


Day 1: Arrive in Sandakan and Visit Sepilok

Your 6 day Borneo wildlife adventure begins when you arrive in Sandakan. You will meet your driver and head to Sepilok where you will spend your first night. In Sepilok you will visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and the Bornean Sunbear Conservaton Center. In the evening, make your way to the Rainforest Discovery Center for a guided nightwalk, where you have the opportunity to see the nocturnal wildlife of Borneo, which includes animals such as flying squirrels, owls, snakes, and the slow loris.

Day 2: Begin Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari

From Sepilok, you will continue onwards to the Kinabatangan River for a wildlife safari. However, before your driver picks you up you have some free time so you can head back to the Orangutan Sanctuary or the Rainforest Discovery Center and go for a walk on the canopy walkway.

After you have arrived at the Kinabatangan River, your wildlife experience will begin in the late afternoon with a sunset river cruise. As the daylight begins to fade, you will see the river banks teeming with monkeys and birds getting ready to bed down for the night.

Day 3: Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari Day 2

Today you will wake up early for dawn river cruise in search of wildlife. The early morning is a great time to spot birds and the Kinabatangan river is home to a significant amount of species.

You will spend the middle of the day free to relax or roam around near the lodge before heading out for another late afternoon wildlife river cruise. After dinner, gear up with your headlamp or torchlight and take a guided night walk to find the smaller wildlife and the curious insects that turn up after dark.

Day 4: Travel to Danum Valley

Following breakfast, you will check-out and meet your driver for the drive to Danum Valley. Once you arrive and get settled in, your guide will give you an introduction to the Borneo rainforest and the trails surrounding the lodge. After dinner, go on a guided night safari to spot nocturnal creatures. Optional night driving safari’s are also available.

Day 5: Danum Valley

Wake up early for an early morning jungle trek. You will be able to see the forest come to life as the sun rises over this pristine jungle.

After you return for breakfast, you have part of the day to relax or wander around on your own. Take a dip in the Ulu Segama river if you like (no crocodiles here). In the afternoon you will head off for another trek. There are various types of trails and your guide can discuss this with you. Return to the center in late afternoon, in time to watch the sky change colors as the sun sets. After dinner, go on an included night walk with your guide or arrange for an optional 4×4 night safari.

Day 6: Depart Danum Valley

Today is the last day of your tour. Before you go however, wake up early and take one last sunrise walk in Danum Valley. In the late morning, your driver will take you to Lahad Datu for your departing flight.


Customize your Borneo Wildlife Adventure

The options for customizing this tour are endless.  We have a vast array of accommodation and activities to choose from, so if you want to make this trip fit your style, let us know and we will help make it perfect for you.  Read on to see some examples of the things we can do:

Travel Style

  • Upgrade accommodations.
  • Private tours and transport.
  • Get a guide for the duration of your trip.
  • Extend or reduce the duration of the tour.

Experiences and Activities

  • Increase or reduce the amount of tours and activities to fit your style.
  • Go to more wildlife locations.
  • Spend some time on the beach.
  • Do more trekking.
  • Spend time experiencing the culture.
  • Go off the grid for some real adventure.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  After all, this is your holiday and you should spend it doing what you want to do.  Contact us now to get started planning.

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