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Kinabatangan River, 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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  • we had the most wonderful experience travelling for four days on the Kinabatangan river and staying at Abai lodge. We have had many guides but I can honestly say that SI tours have struck gold with Ba...  more »
  • We went through S.I tours, originally booked through Kuoni UK. It was incredible. We almost immediately spotted 2 proboscis monkeys. The guidebus assured us there would be more. He was correct. In all...  more »
  • the colour of the river water is dark yellow, it looked really different from what we normally see it in other state in peninsular. I don't think that people are allowed to go in to the river as it is...  more »