2D1N Kinabatangan Safari
Tour Code 2D1N – KE
Duration 2 Days 1 Night
Minimum 1 Pax
Pickup Point Wisma Khoo/Sepilok Area/Medan Selera Kinabatangan
Drop Off Point Sandakan/Sepilok Area/Sukau Junction
About the package
- Return road transfer(Bukit Garam-NLK-Bukit Garam),
- Return boat transfer,
- Nature guide,
- 1 breakfast & 1 dinner,
- 2 river cruise (1 afternoon & 1 morning),RM10 of Conservation Levy (CL)
- 1 night stay at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan – Please choose between Dorm/Deluxe or Superior Room.
- Transfer from/to Sandakan/Sepilok area
- Rubber boots rental (RM10.00)
- Night walk
- All tours are subject to weather conditions
- Schedule pick-up available from Sandakan or Sepilok area at additional RM40.00per person/way
- Pick-up locations :
- Sandakan town (Wisma Khoo Siak Chiew-next to RHB bank at 11.30am)
- Sepilok area(from your accomodation) between 12.30PM-1.00PM
We Recommend You To Bring
- Personal Gear
- Insect Repellent
- Comfortable shoes, Cotton T-Shirts, Long Sleeve Shirt, Long & Short Pant
Meet and greet at Wisma Khoo Siak Chiew Building (in front of RHB bank) by our friendly driver of the day. Once on board, your driver will provide a short briefing about the journey.
Meet and greet at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (Sepilok café) or any lodges within Sepilok area by our friendly driver of the day. A short briefing for those who just get on board.
A transit stop at Mango Garden Restaurant, Sepilok where you can have your lunch admist a green garden surrounding. You can buy snacks and drinks from a small grocery shop next to the Restaurant, use the toilet or the Wifi before we start the two and half hour journey to Nature Lodge Kinabatangan.
Depart Mango Garden Restaurant, Sepilok on a country road with secondary forest, plantations, small villages and occasional local shops on either side of the road. Your driver will make a stop at Medan Selera Kota Kinabatangan to pick-up more guest(s). Toilet is available at this stop for a fee. You are now more than half way through the journey and this is your last toilet stop before we reached Bilit village, Kinabatangan which is about one hour journey on road.
Drive through the narrows winding road of Bilit village and arrived at Bilit jetty. Get off the bus/van and make sure all your belongings are with you. Our friendly boat captain will arrange your bags in the boat, assist you with your safety jacket and transfer you across the River where you will begin your wildlife adventure starting at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan. The Lodge is located across the Kinabatangan river, opposite the Bilit jetty.
Feel welcome by a refreshing drink at the reception area and our friendly staff with conduct an orientation. You will be briefed on our Lodge, safety procedures and activities during your stay. Collect your room keys and settle in to your room. The adventurous boat cruise will start at 1600hrs and be ready at the jetty 10 minutes before the river cruise.
Embark on an evening boat cruise in search of wildlife and birdlife along the mighty Kinabatangan River. The River is the longest in Sabah (560km) and is known for its remarkable wildlife and fascinating habitat. Proboscis monkeys, Macaques, Silver Langurs, various species of hornbills, Kingfisher birds, Oriental Darters and snakes are commonly spotted along Kinabatangan River. The area is also known for the sighting of the endemic Borneo Pygmy Elephants (the smallest elephant in the world) and Orang Utan (The Wild Men of Borneo). As with nature, sighting of all the mentioned wildlife is not guaranteed as they are roaming about the place.
Return to the Lodge to freshen up. Enjoy your dinner at Café Haji Awang, named after the village head who first suggested us to operate a tourism lodge in Bilit village. This is so that the locals at the village can enjoy the economy benefits of tourism activities. Buffet style dinner.
Meet at our AV room for a wildlife presentation by one of our nature guides. The presentation will provide you with the information of Kinabatangan wildlife and birdlife. You also have the opportunities to ask our guide questions on the wildlife and birdlife in Kinabatangan. After that, proceed to join a night walk at the back of the Lodge in search of nocturnal creatures. Your walk will lead you to a large insect screen. The light, set-up directly onto the screen attracts night-flying insects such as beetles, moths and others. Learn more about the insects from our nature guide.
Return to the Lodge to rest. Overnight. (D)
Get ready for the last river cruise along Kinabatangan River.
Back to the Lodge for breakfast and then returning to your room to pack.
Bid your farewell to Nature Lodge Kinabatagan staff before travelling back to your drop off point. (B)
* Schedule pick-up time from Sandakan area at 10.30am & from Sepilok area at 11.30 noon
* Estimate arrival time in Sepilok: 1130hrs / Sandakan: 1230hrs
* All tours are subject to weather conditions