This 18 day tour departs from South Africa on 09 September and flies to Kuala Lumpur where 1 night will be spent before travelling on to Taman Negara National Park. Leaving the highways behind, it’s a three hour longboat trip up the river. Dating back over 130 million years, Taman Negara is one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests and is home to more than 300 species of mammals. Unspoilt and undisturbed, an unforgettable experience awaits us here. Two nights will be spent here with time to explore the fascinating jungles.
From Taman Negara, the group returns to Kuala Lumpur for a flight to Kuching, in the province of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Kuching, situated on the Sarawak River, is one of the most enjoyable and delightful cities in Malasia. Two nights will be spent here to explore the vibrant city and visit a traditional Bidayuh longhouse.
Two short flights connect the group to the Mulu National Park where two nights will be spent with a day for exploring the forests and caves of the area. This is a very beautiful, unspoilt wilderness area with fabulous scenery and fascinating wildlife.
Kinabalu Park headquarters are situated 88kms from Kota Kinabalu in the province of Sabah. The views out over Mt Kinabalu are magnificent. Here we will be able to explore the well-marked trails around the park headquarters with lots of excellent birding.
The itinerary returns to Kota Kinabalu for the night before an early flight to Sandakan. We’ll travel overland to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and continue on to Sukau Rainforest Lodge located deep in the rainforests of Borneo for 2 nights, followed by another 2 nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Lodge activities include jungle walks, bird watching with resident nature guides, canopy walkways high above the jungle floor that allow the viewing of the rainforest from the treetops and night safaris with sights and sounds emanating deep from within the rainforest.
Sukau and Borneo Rainforest Lodges promise you a truly unforgettable and inspiring jungle experiences.
From Borneo Rainforest Lodge, the tour flies back to Kuala Lumpur via Kota Kinabalu for the return flight to South Africa.
A professional local English-speaking guide with an excellent knowledge of history and culture will be escorting the group. Lyn Mair has a vast experience of escorting birding and natural history tours to Bhutan, Nepal, the Middle East, the African continent and Indian Ocean Islands, as well as Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic Islands. Lyn’s interest and enthusiasm in natural history will make this tour into Malaysia & Borneo a unique and unforgettable experience for every member of the group.
If you have any further queries or would like to book your space provisionally, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This is a very unique and special tour and we guarantee that Malaysia and Borneo will exceed your expectations!