Budget Wildlife Adventure Program

Cruising the Kinabatangan River in search of Borneo Wildlife

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Budget Wildlife Adventure Program

Budget accommodation on the Kinabatangan River

This package includes:

  • Return road transfer as mentioned;
  • Return boat transfers as mentioned;
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners;
  • Accommodation in a basic twin-share fan room with attached bathroom (cold shower);
  • English speaking guide;
  • 1 morning and 2 late afternoon river cruises;
  • 2 guided night nature walks;
  • 1 guided trekking to Ox-Bow Lake;
  • Free-flow coffee & tea;

You may want to bring: Insect repellent, raincoat, hat, binoculars, torchlight and sunscreen, good walking shoes, comfortable cotton T-shirts, long sleeve shirt and long or short trousers, camera.

The Budget Wildlife Adventure Program Itinerary

Day 1 (D)

At around 11:30 you’ll get picked up from Sandakan Bus Station & transferred to the Medan Selera Coffee Shop at Kota Kinabatangan town from where you will be transferred to the lodge.

After welcome drinks and orientation, the evening river cruise is set for departure at 16:00, after which you’ll return to the lodge for dinner.

At 20:00 you will trek through the wilderness in search of nocturnal animals, before returning and overnighting at the lodge.

Day 2 (B/L/D)

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills for an early morning river cruise departure at 05:30.

Kingfisher often spotted on the Kinabatangan

By 07:30 you will be back at the lodge for breakfast.

At 09:00 the jungle trek to the nearby Ox Bow Lake departs and you can expect to see the kingfisher and numerous other bird species along the way.

Expect to see the kingfisher and numerous other tropical bird species along the way.

After lunch at 12:00 you will be free and easy until the evening river cruise at 16:00.

On the cruise you’ll search for more wildlife encounters along the Kinabatangan River banks.

Dinner is just after 18:00 and another wilderness exploration in the jungle will take place at 20:00, before returning and overnighting at the lodge.

Day 3 (B)

Fresh Water Crocodile spotted on the Kinabatangan River

After breakfast, check out and depart.

There you’ll transfer to anywhere in Sandakan or Sepilok.

Optionally, add 1 night at the Sepilok Nature Resort.

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the jungle there. It really is excellent value for money.

* An extra morning river cruise on Day 3 can be added at an additional RM30 per person