Borneo Wildlife Safari along the Kinabatangan River
This leisurely-paced 3-day Kinabatangan Borneo Wildlife Safari Tour, Sabah is available on request and based at the multiple award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge and their sumptuous new villa rooms.
On arrival at Sandakan, you will transfer to the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre in time to watch the apes feeding. Since 1964, this organisation has been dedicated to rescuing Orang-utans orphaned due to deforestation and poaching, then raising and preparing them for a return to the wild. This is followed by a tour of the nearby Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which is focused on rehabilitating and releasing orphaned and ex-captive bears back into their natural habitat.
The next stage in this Borneo wildlife safari involves a boat trip up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau Rainforest Lodge. As the longest river in north Borneo, there is plenty of opportunity to watch wildlife from the water, possibly spotting some of the shy Bornean Pygmy Elephants or crocodiles on the banks as you drift past.
"Thank you so much for your excellent organisation of our trip. The sighting of so many birds and wildlife has exceeded our expectations. All our guides and drivers have done a great job with their knowledge and patience, so that I could take a lot of great photos!" - Mark Westright
It's an early start the following morning for a morning river cruise to the Kelenanap Ox-Bow lake in search of waking wildlife and birds that are most active in the morning. In the afternoon you can explore the rainforest around Sukau Lodge or simply relax at the foot spa or dip pool. If you are feeling more active you can take part in batik painting or other leisure activities. An evening river cruise is a must to enjoy the sunset and watch the nocturnal wildlife come out of hiding. Throughout your Borneo wildlife safari you will have access to our professional naturalists, who can give you detailed insight into Borneo's nature and conservation efforts.
On return to Sandakan, there will be an opportunity to visit Rainforest Discovery Centre and explore the magnificent botanical gardens.
Highlights of this Kinabatangan Borneo Wildlife Safari Tour, Sabah include:
- Observing wildlife and birds by day and night as you cruise the Kinabatangan, the longest river in north Borneo
- Sumptuous accommodation at the award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge
- A visit to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for orphaned Orang-utans
- A tour of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Want to explore more of the natural wonders of Sabah, check out our 2-day Kinabalu Park Safari Tour
Alternative Tour Name: Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari Tour in Borneo