Sabah Wildlife Adventure- A Secret Retreats journey -
This journey has been personally designed by Lionel,
the author of this journey, who has made Borneo his home since 2005.
We can of course adjust according to your request.
Highlights of the Journey:
- diversity of wild forests
- different ways of transportation (boat, 4WD)
- the heart of Borneo jungle
- white sand be to relax after days of adventure
Kinabalu Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site in the province of Sabah. With more than 5,000 vascular plant species some 90 lowland mammal species, the park is the highlight of the adventure through the jungle of Borneo. The majestic Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest mountains in South East Asia standing at 4,095 metres. You will dive in the green jungle and discover amazing lush sceneries off beaten track by foot or by boat and be able to see rare endemic wildlife species, myriad of birds and monkeys living in their original habitat.
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Your Journey Day by Day
based on 2 people sharing the same room
At about 2:30 PM, arrive at the lodge, check in and have lunch while you are briefed about the lodging and the activities. Free at leisure.
Around 4:30 PM, enjoy a cup of coffee and local banana fritters before boarding a smaller boat for a cruise along Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife, and admire the stunning river landscape as the sun sets. Continue to observe the fireflies shimmering as the evening falls before we cruise back to resort for dinner.
After dinner, take a walk along the boardwalks with your headlamps or torch and look for nocturnal wildlife.
Birds at the Kinabatangan River -Storm Stork, all species hornbills, all pittas, trogons, kingfishers, malaysian blue flycatcher, red-bearded bee-eater, blue-throated bee eater, lesser adjutant, fish eagles, wallace’s hawk eagle, etc
Birds at the Danum Valley - Hornbills, blue-headed pitta, banded pitta, all trogons, kingfishers, great argus, crested fireback pheasant, wren-babblers, roul roul, bornean bristlehead, etc.
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To help you pack... Comfortable light clothing for hiking and walking, binocular, comfortable walking shoes including strap-on sandals, drybag (for camera storage etc), rainjacket or poncho, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat...
Sabah Wildlife Adventure
based on 2 people sharing the same room
The total price includes:
6-night accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis in the hotels detailed in the itinerary.
All meals as mentioned in the program
All transfers by private air conditioned car
All other transportation by boat used for travel...
Local English-speaking guide for all visits mentioned in the program .
Government taxes currently in force (VAT, etc...)
The total price does not include:
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
International & Domestic Flights (separate quotation will be provided at the time of booking if needed)
Visa if needed (Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date)
Optional: River Cruise, Nightwalk safari, water activities at Manukan Island Resort
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