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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Sandakan
Lahad Datu
Tour Details

Borneo Photographic Safari is an exciting journey dedicated to all nature photography enthusiasts, that explores some of the most beautiful places in Sabah: Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley.

The experienced tour guide will get you right next to the wildlife and you will be able to take stunning photos.
This is also an opportunity for you to develop photography skills while experiencing a wildlife safari. In addition to the wildlife, you can also photograph the tropical flowers and Borneo’s rural landscapes.

  • Catch inspiring images of wildlife on this private rainforest safari
  • Get up close and personal with the Proboscis Monkeys in Menanggul River in Sukau
  • Witness Borneo’s abundant wildlife up close as you embark on a safari river cruise on the Kinabatangan River
  • Trekking in the Borneo rainforest, hiking through the Danum Valley Conservation Area
Day 1
Arrive Sandakan - Kinabatangan River
Day 2 - 4
Kinabatangan River
Day 5
Sukau - Danum Valley
Day 6 - 7
Danum Valley
Day 7
Depart Lahad Datu

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • Meals full board
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry Fees / conservation fees
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Sandkan - Kinabatangan River - Abai

Pick up time: 08.00am (Sandakan airport or Hotel)

Upon arrival in Sandakan you will be met at the airport and driven to Sandakan jetty to board the boat to Abai Jungle Lodge.

Enjoy a relaxing 1 hour cruise, journeying up river. On arrival you will check in to your lodge on the riverbank and then enjoy lunch. Late afternoon head out on a safari cruise on the Kinabatangan River – at dusk you may have the chance to see proboscis monkey and other wildlife than the area is famed for.

Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge

LUNCH | DINNER

Day 2Kinabatangan River - Abai

This morning you will be awakened by the calls of gibbon monkeys and the sounds of hornbills. Embark on a river cruise to the Pitas Lake for birdwatching. The rest of the morning is at your leisure to explore the rainforest on a boardwalk located behind the lodge or visit the village of the native “orang sungai”.

Late afternoon embark another safari river cruise.

Overnight at the Abai Jungle Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 3Kinabatangan River - Sukau

After breakfast head further up the river, changing lodges for final night at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge in Sukau village. Switching lodges gives you a great chance to see more wildlife.

On arrival take a safari cruise on the Menanggul River a tributary of the Kinabatangan River.

Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 4Kinabatangan River - Sukau

Early morning take a river cruise to Kelenanap Oxbow Lake for birdwatching. Return to the Lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning is free for your own leisure.

After lunch, proceed to Gomantong Forest Reserve and explore the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah.

After Gomantong, return to the lodge and take a late afternoon river cruise on the Kinabatangan River in search of wildlife.

Overnight at the Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 5Sukau - Danum Valley

Today you will be driven for about 5 hours to Danum Valley with a couple of stop en route. If you are lucky, you can spot wildlife along the way.

On arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, located beside the Danum River, the view is immediately breathtaking. The beautiful unspoilt primary rainforest canopy reaches up to over 30 meters tall. The entire Danum Valley Conservation Area is a primary rainforest, which means it has never been logged before and is completely untouched. After a brief orientation, you will be given free time to freshen up before lunch.

In the afternoon you will be taken on a guided trekking along the Nature Trail for an introduction to the rainforest ecosystem. This evening, after a slide presentation on Danum Valley Conservation Area, you will join a night safari on an open-air truck. Using a powerful spot light the guide will point out nocturnal species.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 6Danum Valley

Rise early this morning and enjoy a whole day in the beautiful Danum Valley. A short walk from the lodge will bring you to the canopy walkway, suspended 26 metres above the forest floor. The view is magical. In the early mornings, mist hangs over the rainforest, forming a white veil from which only the tallest treetops emerge.

After breakfast you will climb up the trail which brings you the View Point. You will stop along the way to discover the huge variety of flora and fauna. Close to the summit, you will explore an ancient Kadazandusun burial site. Upon reaching the View Point you will rewarded with a fantastic view over the valley. On your return, enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural Jacuzzi pool.

After lunch enjoy an extended hike to look for orangutan, birds and other wildlife along nature trails, or join a relaxing session of water tubing down the Danum River. As, darkens falls, enjoy a guided night jungle walk in search in search of nocturnal species.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 7Danum Valley

After breakfast you will join a guided trekking to Fairy and Serpent Falls.

After lunch, enjoy an extended hike to look for orangutan, birds and other wildlife along nature trails, or join a relaxing session of water tubing down the Danum River.

This evening, you will join another night safari on an open-air truck in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge

BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER

Day 8Danum Valley - Lahad Datu

This morning enjoy a short jungle walk. After lunch, check out and transfer to Lahad Datu airport.

BREAKFAST | LUNCH

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