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Borneo safari visiting the famous Kinabatangan river

5 days from £1300*

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Borneo safari on the Kinabatangan River

After a night to refresh in a good quality mid-range hotel in Kota Kinabalu, you will be transferred to the airport for the early morning flight to Sandakan. We will arrive in time to visit the nearby Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary for the 10am feeding time and the well run Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Center​. This is just the introduction, to what will be three excellent days spent on the Kinabatangan river, looking for Orangutans, forest elephants and many different bird species. By staying at two different Borneo Rainforest Lodges, we allow you to explore different parts of the river to maximise your wildlife encounters.

Best time of year to visit Borneo for Orangutans?

​Although these beautiful primates can be seen at anytime of the year, as a general rule of thumb, they are easier to see during the fruiting tree season. This starts around June and will continue until August. Many ripe fruit will also fall to the ground and the Orangutans can then be seen feeding at the base of the trees, as well as in the upper canopy.


This is a Private Tour

  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Kota Kinabalu (KK) where you will be met and transferred to a mid-range hotel

  2. Day 2

    Morning flight from KK to Sandakan, followed by visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Center. Continue to Abai Jungle Lodge. Afternoon river cruise in best wildlife areas plus night time cruises to see fire flies.

  3. Days 3

    Morning river cruise to Pitas Ox Bow Lake. 0800hrs breakfast at Abai Jungle Platform. 1430hrs Boat cruise up stream to Sukau. 1600hrs Check in Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

  4. Day 4

    Full day of boat safaris and jungle activities from Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

  5. Day 5

    0700hrs scheduled boat depart to Sandakan. 0830hrs stop at Abai Jungle Restaurant to enjoy a cup of coffee. 0900hrs proceed boat to Sandakan. 1030hrs arrive and transfer to have lunch before to Sandakan Airport for onward flight to Kuala Lumpar.


This Borneo safari costs £1300 per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room throughout. Does not include international flights, but does include the domestic flights from KK to Sandakan and Sandakan to Kuala Lumpar

Best Borneo Rainforest Lodges: You will stay at Abai Jungle Lodge and Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge on a full board basis and all wildlife activities will be within small groups.

For a full tour description of this Borneo Safari email Wildlife Trails

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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