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Kinabatangan River Safari

This tour offers many travelers a great experience to cruise along the river while searching Borneo Wildlife. Get a glimpse of a conspicuously round belly of Proboscis Monkeys sitting on a tree. The “man of the forest”, Orangutans swaying on the trees. A group of Borneo Pygmy Elephants swimming at the river. Visitors can also expect to see Crocodiles, Hawks, Eagles, Hornbills, Kingfisher and more. Kinabatangan River has known to be as one of the most varied wildlife spotted in Southeast Asia. With its unique and rich ecosystem, it is really a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. This is a definitely a must-see destination for your holiday in Sabah Borneo.

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Kinabatangan River bears the titled as one of the world’s richest ecosystem. Being as the longest river in Sabah Borneo, it has the best concentration of Borneo Wildlife. It is no wonder that Kinabatangan River is known to be one of the best locations to spot wildlife. Kinabatangan River is also one of only two known places on earth where 10 primate species can be found. Some of these include orangutan, proboscis monkey, macaques, maroon langur and Bornean gibbon. Most of the primates are endemic to Sabah Borneo.

For bird lovers, they might find Kinabatangan River is the great place for bird watching. All eight of Borneo hornbill species can be seen regularly at the area. Some might spot the rare species of Pitta birds, as well as the storm stork or oriental darter.

A remarkable journey to seek Borneo Wildlife through cruising along the Kinabatangan River. A morning/ evening river cruise offers a great opportunity to see Borneo Wildlife. Some might get lucky to see Borneo Pygmy Elephant wandering around the area. For more wildlife encountering experience, optional tours are available for this tour too. Travelers can go for a night safari and jungle walk in search of more Borneo Wildlife.

Chalet and dormitory type accommodations are available for this tour.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Sandakan Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 12:00 PM
RETURN TIME Approximately 9:00 AM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Tour & Transfers Accommodation (Mixed Dormitory)
Full board meals as specified English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Domestic airfare
And items not mentioned

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.
Please ensure you are holding an air ticket to Sandakan.

Day 1: Sandakan – Bilit

You’ll be greeted upon your arrival at Sandakan Airport or at your respective hotel by our friendly guide and driver. Upon arrival at the resort, our local team will help you with your room registration and refreshment will be served followed by briefing featuring the overview of the resort routes & safety.

Your first day Borneo wildlife activities start at 1600 Borneo river cruise in search of wildlife animals that is native to the area. This is a good chance to see Proboscis Monkey, Borneo Orang utan, Macaques, Pygmy Elephants, birds and other wildlife. Can’t get enough? You’ll have a night walk in search of nocturnal mammals but first thing first, dinner!

Day 2: Bilit

An early morning call at 0600 to catch the morning kinabatangan river cruise to observe more wildlife animals. If conditions are just right, you might even wake to a surreal experience of the river shrouded in mist. Return to a full breakfast awaiting you, taking the time to just immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Borneo jungle.

After breakfast, proceed for Borneo jungle trekking in search of walking wildlife animals and birds which are most active in the morning at Ox-Bow lake. Return to the resort for lunch. After lunch, have a break and enjoy the beauty that is the Kinabatangan River safari area. Late afternoon, set off for another Borneo river cruise and try to spot more wildlife animals and birds before returning to the resort for dinner.

Most nights join in with the staff who will perform some fun light hearted local dance routines for fun

Day 3: Bilit – Sandakan

An early morning call at 0600 to catch the Borneo rainforest waking up is in store before the end of the tour. Enjoy a quick lunch after morning Borneo river cruise before proceed to the Sandakan airport or drop-off at Sandakan Town.