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Kinabatangan River, Sabah

4.2
#9 of 30 in Nature in Sabah
Cruise down Kinabatangan River to discover the region's rich wildlife and diverse habitats, which include green forests and gnarled mangrove swamps. You can spot a diverse range of animals, from crocodiles, orangutans, macaques, and proboscis monkeys, to Borneo pigmy elephants and tropical birds of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Geographical features along the river include limestone caves and oxbow lakes full of fish. Bring a waterproof jacket or poncho in case you get caught in a deluge. Binoculars also come in handy. Tour packages often include several days on the river, with accommodations in a lodge and jungle treks on land. Plan to visit Kinabatangan River and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sukau attractions using our Sukau journey planner.
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  • We drove to Sukau and took afternoon river cruise with Sukau Greeniew for RM50/pax. The facilities was ok, got toilet, surau and nice lounge area while waiting for the cruise at 4pm. We got free tea/c...  more »
  • We found the contact of Osman's Homestay here on a few TripAdvisor threads and decided to give it a try. We initially planned to stay 2 nights on Kinabatangan River but had to leave after 1 night ... ...  more »
  • We start to this trip from Sandakan after Sepilok it is take 4 hour to reach kinabatangan use van RM 50 per person. We stay at greenview hotel, we reach at hotel there is a dorm and room, after arrive...  more »
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  • Great place to experience wildlife sighting of Kinabatangan River. The tour guide is friendly & very informative. If you are lucky you'l be able to see group of crocodile sunbathing by the river side.
  • Awesome place on Earth. Great scenery all along the river and just a different world when you see all the animal species.
  • Amazing. Managed to see the full 'Borneo Big Five'. Be careful which lodge you choose as quality of accommodation and food can be poor - but it's worth it for the nature.
  • Beautiful and overwhelming river. The nature is amazing
  • Like a sunshine

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