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Kinabatangan River, Sabah

4.3
#8 of 32 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 stayed at the Borneo Nature Lodge and spent two days travelling up and down the river. We saw Pygmy elephants, crocodiles, macaques, silver leaf monkeys, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, hornbills, c...  more »
  • Did a 2 day river tour- just amazing. Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys. Birds Crocodiles really worth it. On the night hike we saw a Tiger Cat- I would recommend this. The camp we stayed in had good bed, hot...  more »
  • Night walks in the rain forest and river trips in the mornings and evenings gave great opportunities to see a lot or wildlife including eagles, hornbills, heron, kingfishers, saltwater crocs., monitor...  more »
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  • Very nice experience! We did 4 boat river tours. 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. We mostly saw macaque monkeys and proboscis monkeys that are super interesting because they are only in Borneo. The male were the most impressive with there very big noses. We also spotted Hornbills quite few times. A small and a big crocodile. A flying Lemur sleeping on a tree. A black and yellow snake.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful and big river
  • Amazing river seen during moonsoon season!
  • Awesome place on Earth. Great scenery all along the river and just a different world when you see all the animal species.
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