2D1N Wildlife Package at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
If you are planning on visiting the Kinabatangan River during your holiday in Sabah and you’d like to stay at a more secluded Lodge with high quality accommodation then look no further than a stay at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort.
The Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort is surrounded by a secondary rainforest reserve, pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forest. The Resort is located 40km, or about an hour’s boat ride, from Sandakan harbour. The Wetlands Resort is built on stilts and wooden walkways above ground to preserve the rainforest floors. During your 2D1N Package you will stay in a Deluxe Chalets which are spaced perfectly for privacy. Each spacious, comfortably design Deluxe Chalet comes equipped with fan, aircon, ensuite bathroom, 40” TV with selected Astro channels and a balcony decked area.
During your 2D1N Wildlife Package at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort you will enjoy the following activities - return boat transfers from Sandakan jetty to the Resort, 1 x late afternoon river cruise, 1 x night walk, 1 x early morning river cruise.
The Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort is located in the Lower Kinabatangan Segma Wetlands which is home to three Forest Reserves. The location is recognised as an internationally important wetland for its undisturbed ecosystem where a number of rare, endangered species live such as the Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Proboscis Monkey and Rhinoceros Hornbill. The Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain, which the Resort borders, is home to an amazing diversity of flora and fauna with a record 1000 plant species, 90 fish species and reptilian and 50 mammal species. Bird watchers will also find this place incredible. There have been over 200 species of birds spotted around the reserve.
If you are wanting to see more wildlife during your holiday in Sabah why not combine this trip with a 2D1N Turtle Island trip and spend a night on Turtle Island, watch a Turtle nest and visit Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary. A lovely combination of wildlife trips in Sabah.
Trip Itinerary - 2D1N Wildlife Package at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
12:30 - Meet at Sandakan airport or your hotel lobby for the transfer to the jetty.
13:00 - You will depart from Sandakan Yacht Club Jetty to Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort in Abai, Kinabatangan. The 1.5 hours boat ride will take you across Sandakan Bay, passing the historical Berhala Island and fishing villages.
14:30 - Upon arrival at the Resort, you will check in and enjoy a cup of coffee and local banana fritters while you are briefed about the Resorts facilities and the activities you will join. Proceed to check into your Deluxe Chalet.
16:30 - Join a late afternoon river cruise to search for wildlife along the river banks. If you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of a wild Orangutan, leaf monkeys, gibbons, macaques or the “Bornean Pgymy Elephants”.
19:00 - After freshening up, enjoy dinner in the midst of the jungle.
20:30 - After dinner, go for a guided night walk to spot nocturnal creatures of the jungle. Overnight at the Lodge.
06:30 - Wake up to the sounds of the jungle orchestra and start the day with an early morning river cruise for more wildlife sightings. Return to the resort for breakfast.
10:30 – Check out and transfer back to Sandakan by boat.
12:00 – Arrive at Sandakan Yacht Club jetty; transfer to your respective hotel or Sandakan airport.
Trip Pre-Requisites - 2D1N Wildlife Package at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
This trip is suitable for all persons.
Accommodation in a Deluxe chalet (twin / double beds, fan, private bathroom – indoor and outdoor shower) at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, 2 x river cruises in Abai, Kinabatangan, 1 x guided night nature walk, Lland and boat transfers as stated in itinerary, meals as stated in itinerary. English speaking guide.
Flights, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, meals not stated in itinerary, tips
Recommended Packing List For The Trip
To get the most from this trip please bring with you raincoat, cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, comfortable trekking shoes, comfortable cotton T-shirt, long sleeve top, long or short trousers, binocular for observing wildlife, head torch for night trek, camera and personal medications (if needed), essential toiletries, towel. Please take you passport with you on this trip - your passports will be checked at the Kinabatangan Lodge.
Notes - 2D1N Wildlife Package at Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
The area you will be staying in is located in a low-risk Malaria area. However, we advise our clients to visit their physician/doctor for the latest recommendation on protection against Malaria. All tours are subject to weather conditions.
Prices shown are valid for trips up to 31st December 2017. For trips after this date please contact us for a quote.
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