13 day safari

Prices from

£2850

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Hanging out with the Orangutans
  • Nocturnal small cats and civits
  • Pygmy elephants of Kinabatangan
  • Tour can be tailored to your requirements

The Glory of Wild Sabah

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.

HERE ARE JUST SOME OF WILD ANIMALS OF BORNEO YOU MAY ENCOUNTER

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
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

OCT

Safari Style -

Small Group

Oct 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Costs £2850 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel from June 2021 to October 2021

Includes:

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

Excludes:

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

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What

Our Clients Say About Us

★★★★★
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 the boat was tremendous, with stunning scenery and great snorkelling. The captain’s culinary skills were a surprise bonus. All of the lodges within Sabah were excellent, but with their own, different personalities The Rainforest lodge offers real comfort and the opportunity for good wildlife viewings, we even had a brief sighting of two Pygmy elephants en route to the lodge. Macaques greeted us as we arrived, and Dean, our guide at the lodge was excellent. Tabin is a birder’s paradise, and we saw 6 species of hornbill during our stay. Israel was our guide and was an expert birder. Gibbons were to be seen on some mornings, and the sound of their calling across the forest was memorable. The trails between the Primary, secondary rainforest and palm plantations gave opportunities for good sightings during dusk, and night drives, including Civet, flying squirrels and a number of leopard cats. Forest walking yielded our first Orang Utan sighting, a young male, a bit miffed at being stung by some bees. Myne lodge stands out for us as we love boats and we had a number of OU sightings including one great one, spending over an hour watching an older male feeding from a Ficus tree. More macaques than you can shake a stick at, and good Proboscis monkey watching too. No elephants around for us though. Special mention to Maik, our main guide and companion for our time in Sabah. Excellent guide, knowledgeable, resourceful, and with a great sense of humour. Lankayan Island is truly a paradise. A great way to relax after an arduous trip, more excellent snorkelling,and we were lucky enough to witness newly hatched Hawksbill turtles being released to make their way to the sea. We have travelled many times now with Wildlife Trails, and have had some memorable experiences within Asia, Africa, Canada, the Arctic circle and South America. Allan and his team have always come up with an itinerary, customised to our needs. The fact that we have come back so many times says it all.

ByDel and Sheila