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Pygmy Elephant - Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Proboscis monkey - Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
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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

Kinabatangan River, Sukau | Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge (formerly Old Benís Lodge) | $$

Eco-friendly, Remote location

Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Borneo, Malaysia

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 ceiling fan – there is no air conditioning but there are mosquito nets so you can leave your windows...
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Kinabatangan River, Sukau | Proboscis Lodge (Bukit Melapi Lodge) | $$$

Remote location

Proboscis Lodge, Sabah, Borneo

This excellent lodge is located in the heart of Borneo’s Wildlife Conservation Area, along the banks of the Kinabatangan River, home to an amazing world of wildlife in its natural surrounds. The lodge is native styled and was designed to blend in with the surroundings of the tropical rainforest....
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