Tag: ORANGUTAN

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 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 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 […]