13 day safari

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Tour Highlights

Hanging out with the Orangutans

Nocturnal small cats and civits

Pygmy elephants of Kinabatangan

Tour can be tailored to your requirements

When you combine Dermakot, Kinabatangan and Danum Valley within the same Borneo safari, you are without doubt looking at the most diverse and wildlife rich tour itinerary possible in Sabah. 


Orangutan - Pygmy Elephant - Clouded Leopard - Tarsier - Slow Loris - Leopard Cat - Marbled Cat - Sun Bear -      Rhinoceros Hornbill (and the other 7 species) - Proboscis Monkey - Bornean Gibbon - Civet Cats - Flying Squirrels - Estuarine Crocodiles - Sunda Skunk - Maroon Langur - Grey Langur and a variety of spectacular birds and reptiles.

    When to go:
  • Jan
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  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit - OCT

Safari Style: SMALL GROUP

Oct 11

Best wildlife lodges to stay in at Sepilok
Sandakan airport to Sepliok nature resort
Upon arrival at Sandakan airport you will make the 30 minute transfer to Sepilok Nature Resort, situated next to the world famous wildlife centres. There is time in the afternoon to go to the Rainforest Discovery Centre, or possibly enjoy the 3 p.m Orangutan feeding; which are both located a short walk away. After dinner you will enjoy a night walk in the nearby forest. With luck you may spot the Western Tarsier and sleeping birds and frogs and snakes

Accommodation : Sepilok nature resort

Oct 12

Orangutan and Sun Bear wildlife sanctuaries Sepilok
Visit Orangutan and Sun Bear sanctuaries
After breakfast you’ll visit the nearby Sepilok orangutan rehabilitation center where you have an opportunity to enjoy these iconic primates at close quarters and learn more about the rehabilitation and conservation work that takes place here. Next, you visit the Sun Bear Conservation Center, a relatively new center established in 2008, which provides care and rehabilitation for orphaned and captive Malay Sun Bears

Oct 13

Best place to see Orangutans in Borneo
Sepilok to Deramakot
After breakfast you will drive 2 hours to Telupid town, where you will take lunch at a local restaurant (cost included). You will then drive a further 2 hours to Deramakot forest reserve through oil palm plantations and forest reserves. The road can be wet and muddy. Deramakot is the jewel in the Sabah Forestry Departments crown and spans an area of over 100,00 hectares with its adjacent Tangkulap reserve. It was the first tropical forest reserve to be recognised by the Forest Stewardship Council for good forest governance and since AA Borneo pioneered nature tourism in the reserve 4 years it has rapidly become justifiably famous for its astonishing mammal and bird diversity. Possibly the best in South East Asia? The exact program at Deramakot will depend on weather and recent animal sightings. Your private naturalist will discuss fully with you after check in.

Oct 14-16

Best place to see snow leopards in Borneo
Long, actioned packed days in Deramakot Reserve
Three full days in this beautiful, wildlife rich reserve. Exact itinerary will be discussed with your private naturalist, but you will have dawn and night walking and 4X4 safaris each day, 2 hours are included each evening which can be extended for a small additional cost.

Oct 17

Best wildlife sanctuaries in Borneo
Deramakot to the Kinabatangan river
Time for morning birding before breakfast and check out by 9am and return to the main highway and travel approximately 2 hours to the river village of Sukau - gateway to the mighty Kinabatangan River and where you will take your boat transfer from. Enroute to Borneo Nature Lodge, you’ll stop by the famous Gomantong caves. This large cave chamber is famous for its swiftlets and bats but the surrounding jungle is home to maroon langurs and orangutan

Accommodation : Borneo Nature Lodge

Oct 18

How to see Pygmy elephants on the Kinabatangan river
Full day of boat safaris on the river
Wake up to the calls of birds, insects and animals as the pre-dawn chorus begins at 6.30am take a morning cruise. Enjoy a flexible itinerary to explore the river with your private naturalist and maximize your wildlife viewing opportunities. This will include longer river trips if required to try and view the migratory Borneo Pygmy Elephants.

Accommodation : Borneo Nature Lodge

Oct 19

Best places to see wildlife in Borneo Danum Valley
Kinabatangan river to the Danum Valley
After breakfast, depart from the resort and head back up river to Sukau and continue overland 4 hours to the Danum Valley. Once checked in and settled, discuss with your guide how you’d like to plan the next couple of days. Danum is full of interesting trails and different trails offer different wildlife opportunities. After dinner go on a night walk in search of any nocturnal activity

Accommodation : Danum Valley Field Centre

Oct 20-22

Best places for nocturnal wildlife in Borneo
Three actioned packed days in beautiful Danum Valley
The huge advantage of having your own naturalist in Borneo is never more apparent than in the stunning forests of Danum Valley. Depending on your own fitness levels in what can be a humid environment, they will tailor their approach to your wildlife objectives. Expect early morning starts to avoid the 'crowds' and to hear the call of the gibbons. Orangutans feeding on the fruiting trees will be a key target and we can also book direct (cost not included), short night time drives to focus on nocturnal wildlife such as small cat, civits and tarsiers.

Accommodation : Danum Valley Field Centre

Oct 23

Drive from Danum to Lahad Datu to connect with flight
Following breakfast, the morning is at leisure before you will be transferred to Lahad Datu airport to connect with your onward flight

Pricing Info & Dates

Cost £2850 based on two people sharing and not including flights

tours taken from June 2021 to October 2021


  • Services of private expert naturalist throughout
  • All meals apart from first and last days of the tour
  • All transfers and activities as described


  • Cost of international and domestic flights
  • Aplicable visa and entry fees
  • Tips and gratuaties to hotel staff and your main naturalist


Our clients say about us

Wednesday September 11, 2013
Komodo and Sabah adventure 2013

My wife and I travelled on a private safari to see Komodo dragons in Indonesia, and on to Sabah. Komodo and Rinca Island were well worth the effort ,the dragons are well worth seeing, and the time...

By Del and Sheila