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  • Baby orangutan and mother, Kinabatangan river, Borneo
  • Elephants at the river bank, Kinabatangan river, Borneo
  • Proboscis mother and baby, Kinabatangan river, Borneo
  • Lizard, Sabah, Borneo
  • Malay lacewing orange butterfly, Borneo
  • Hornbill, Sabah, Borneo
  • Orangutans swinging through the jungle, Sabah, Borneo


Kinabatangan River, Sukau

Logging and jungle clearance for palm oil plantations is a well documented problem in Sabah. However, loggers have an exclusion zone along the banks of the Kinabatangan River, the longest river in Sabah and this has led to the surviving wildlife being forced to within a kilometre of the banks making it much more likely to be spotted. You will travel by small boat, at dawn and again at dusk, along the backwaters and streams feeding the main river and watch the famed strange nosed proboscis monkeys leaping across the banks showing off to their piers. You can also look out for elephants, snakes, macaques and crocodiles along the banks or lucking in the still waters. The river is also renowned for its birdlife which include many species of hornbills, crested serpent eagles, the Borneon Blue Flycatcher and the Scarlet Sunbird.

Kinabatangan River, Sukau Hotels

$$ Bilit Rainforest Lodge Kinabatangan River, Sukau

On the bank of Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan River, Bilit Rainforest Lodge is situated strategically in the heart of numerous intriguing wildlife and fascinating habitats such as oxbow...

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$$ Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge Kinabatangan River, Sukau

Eco-friendly, Remote Location

  This friendly lodge is located deep in the heart of Borneo on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. Each bungalow is divided in to two simple but clean rooms each with an en-suite bathroom and...

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