Borneo Wildlife Tour
Borneo’s jungles and rivers are teeming with wildlife. Its verdant jungles shelter a rich variety of creatures and among them, tribes still practice ancient ways of life in harmony with their pristine surroundings. Borneo’s Sabah region offers travellers a blend of wilderness and adventure through lazy rivers snake through the jungle past stunning caves, before finding their way to the South China Sea. This is explorers dream destination.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: AND DISCOVER UNIQUE WILDLIFE ON THIS 10-DAY EXPLORATION OF BORNEO JUNGLES.
This tour has been a favourite amongst our clients and is perfect for first time travellers. We have selected Shangri La’s property for your stay in Kota Kinabalu and award winning resorts during your wildlife excursions.
We begin with a comprehensive tour of Kota Kinabalu where you will stay at the luxurious Shangri-La Rasa Ria hotel. You will travel to Kota Kinablu National Park with majestic view of Mt Kinabalu. After a relaxed swim in the hot springs at Poring, travel to Sandakan.
At Sandakan, you will visit the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary. Witness the feeding of orang-utans and learn how they are trained to survive in the wild. The Sanctuary was started in 1964 for rehabilitation of orphaned orang-utans and many have since been returned to the forest.
Next, take a one-hour boat ride to Selingan Island, an uninhabited island lying within the Sulu Seas. The island is in the protected area for the sole purpose of conservation and preservation of turtles and other marine animals inhabiting the area. Here you will see green turtles coming on land to lay their eggs.
Return to Sandakan and take a long boat ride on the Kinabatangan River to one of the world's richest ecosystem. You will stay at an award winning Sukau Rainforest lodge for two nights. Then continue to Danum Valley, a relatively undisturbed lowland forest that is home to many birds and mammals. In both these locations you are likely to see orang-utans, gibbons, and other primates, including the tarsier. If you are lucky, you may also see a deer, wild cat or a rare Bornean Pygmy Elephant – a perfect way to end your Borneo wildlife adventure.
Max your Awim
End your tour with a relaxed stay at one of the luxurious beach resorts on the nearby Gaya Island.
This is a place for the curious to actively engage or peacefully absorb all Borneo has to offer. Seamlessly integrated within the mangroves is Spa Village, offering a rich tapestry of spa programmes that reflect the ancient healing practices of the region while restoring balance to alleviate modern stresses.
A number of direct international airlines fly to Borneo’s two main airports; Kuching in Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. The two major airlines; Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia also operate domestic flights linking tourist destinations of interest. This has made getting around Sabah a lot easier and cheaper. With a little preplanning you can find a flight that will rival the local bus prices.