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Kinabatangan River, Sabah

4.2
#9 of 31 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 were picked up from Sepilok after lunch and driven to the river for a late afternoon tour. A heavy shower did nothing to spoil the experience. We saw a huge male orangutan, a host of proboscis and ...  more »
  • Me and my boyfriend booked with Mr Aji after reading all the good reviews on trip advisor and weren't disappointed! Mr Aji is a great guy, heavily involved in conservation and with true passion and lo...  more »
  • This was the highlight of our trip. There are some negatives but they're all because of the palm oil plantations. But if you're coming to Borneo, they're unavoidable as they're everywhere. It was howe...  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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