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Destinations > Malaysia & Borneo > Kinabatangan River Wildlife Adventure
Two nights hotel accommodation, meals as indicated, join-in touring as specified, private vehicle transfers and English-speaking local guides.
The Kinabatangan River is probably the most accessible area on Borneo where a wide range of wildlife can be sighted. Stay in a riverside jungle lodge, taking boat trips in search of local wildlife.
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Explore Borneo's rich wildlife and rainforests by boat along the Kinabatangan River
Look out for orangutan, Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys, otters, hornbills and other wildlife
Visit Sepilok Sanctuary which cares for and rehabilitates orphaned and injured orangutans
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Departing Sandakan by road, stop at the famous Sepilok Sanctuary which cares for and rehabilitates orphaned and injured orangutans. At feeding time you should have opportunities to view these remarkable close relatives of humans at close range. From here transfer to the Kinabatangan River and continue by boat to your jungle lodge. Along the river there are excellent opportunities to view some of Borneo’s famous wildlife. Orangutan, gibbon, Pygmy elephant, otter, Proboscis monkeys, hornbills, pythons and kingfishers are some of the regularly-encountered species found in the area. There will be further exploration by boat this afternoon. (L)(D)
Rise early for a pre-breakfast boat trip in search of wildlife. Early mornings are an excellent time for animal sightings, before the tropical heat builds up. Return to your lodge for breakfast and some leisure time. In the afternoon, take another boat trip exploring the jungle and spotting local wildlife. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast, depart your lodge for the return journey to Sandakan, where your tour ends. (B)
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