BEST OF BORNEO – DAY 9


SAVING THE SUN BEARS & PROBOSCIS MONKEYS As well as the Sepilok Orangutang Rehabilitation Centre, there are 2 other wildlife sanctuaries around Sandakan:  the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. We visited both of these today to see some more of Borneo’s […]

BEST OF BORNEO – DAY 8


CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE ORANGUTANG KIND Our encounters with Borneo’s orangutangs to this point have been tempered by distance, basically because they were high up in the trees and we were 60-70m below in our river boat. Today, however, we got to see orangutangs up close – almost […]

BEST OF BORNEO – DAY 7


THE STINKIEST CAVE IN SABAH… One of the pleasures of traveling is challenging yourself – stretching your boundaries and finding your limits. Travellers often find themselves doing things well outside their comfort zone, and it is these experiences that can be one of the most rewarding aspects of […]

BEST OF BORNEO – DAY 6


JUNGLE TREKS & NIGHT SAFARI ADVENTURES IN KINABATANGAN The Kinabatangan River collects water from the highlands of Northern Borneo then snakes through Sabah’s lowlands for 560kms before reaching the Sulu Sea. Along its length the river supports a wide variety of mammal and birdlife, and remains one of […]

BEST OF BORNEO – DAY 5


WILDLIFE OF KINABATANGAN Borneo boasts one of the most biodiverse equatorial habitats in the world; its also home to one of the oldest and most impenetrable rainforests in the world. Which is why for most people Borneo evokes images of dense jungles, hidden animals, and head-hunting natives living […]

BEST OF BORNEO – DAY 4


THE WILD MAN OF BORNEO The word “orangutang” is derived from the Bahasa (i.e. Malay/Indonesian) words “orang” meaning “man”, and “hutan” meaning “forest”. This wild man of the Bornean rainforest is the main reason we wanted to come to this island, and today we were fortunate enough to […]