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Kinabatangan River, Sabah

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#8 of 22 in Nature in Sabah
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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. Use our Sukau trip generator to arrange your visit to Kinabatangan River and other attractions in Sukau.
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  • Very large area that lets you know this river forest environment where seeing many aspects of wildlife of Borneo and that hosts almost all animal species in the country. The most convenient way to visit is to use affordable packages in all agencies offering the ride from Sandakan (about three hours, including perhaps a visit to Sepilok) until one of several accommodations on the banks of the River, where you have the full Board and you can spend a few days doing guided walk in the jungle or river boat. The most widely used package is the three days/two nights, which includes staying in bungalows, meals, one or two walking tours in the Woods and two or three rounds per day by boat along the banks of the river or its subsidiaries. An experience not to be missed. I used, with great satisfaction, the Chp Haa Tour & David Lin Travel.
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  • Booked this tour with Asia Experience and let me tell you they didn't let me down from start to finish . Stayed one night in the four points in Sandakan got collected next morning , you have option to...  more »
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