Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Kinabatangan River, Wildlife, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Hornbill

Hornbill

Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Kinabatangan River, Wildlife, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

The Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area along a stretch of the lower basin are of the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Borneo.

Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan River

The Kinabatangan River is the longest river in Sabah, Borneo. It is 560km long and starts high in the mountain range before reaching the Sulu Sea on the East coast of Sabah.

The lower reaches of the Kinabatangan River are home to an ecosystem of amazing richness which support a rich, and diverse, concentration of wildlife. Here you will find Orang Utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Bornean Elephants alongside a large array of birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Long Tailed Macaque

Long Tailed Macaque

Sukau, about 80km upriver from the coast, is now home to wildlife tourism. Here, a number of lodges are located a long the banks of the river.

When you visit one of these lodges you will get the opportunity to watch an array of wildlife as you go on river cruises – typically at dawn and late in the afternoon (the best times for spotting wildlife and bird watching). The wildlife is amazingly tolerant of people in boats, in part due to the long history of river use by humans.

In the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, you will be amazed by the variety of wildlife you may see during a 2 or 3 day trip. See Hornbills flying overhead, Kingfishers perched on branches, a family of Proboscis Monkey’s feeding in the trees, Mangrove Snakes curled round a branch and even the occasional Orang Utan, Gibbon or Bornean Elephant.

A trip to the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary has to be your list of ‘must do’ trips when you visit Sabah, Borneo. If you’d like to find out more about visiting this amazing place then please contact the Borneo Dream team.

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