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Kinabatangan River, Sabah

#16 of 97 in Tours in Sabah
Must see · Photography Tour · Eco Tour
Cruise down Kinabatangan River to discover the region's rich wildlife and diverse habitats, which include green forests and gnarled mangrove swamps. You can spot a diverse range of animals, from crocodiles, orangutans, macaques, and proboscis monkeys, to Borneo pigmy elephants and tropical birds of all shapes, colors, and sizes. Geographical features along the river include limestone caves and oxbow lakes full of fish. Bring a waterproof jacket or poncho in case you get caught in a deluge. Binoculars also come in handy. Tour packages often include several days on the river, with accommodations in a lodge and jungle treks on land. Plan to visit Kinabatangan River and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kota Kinabatangan attractions using our Kota Kinabatangan journey planner.
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  • It was a wonderful peaceful time to visit with only a few other boats on the water. We booked a 3D2N trip with River Junkie who were wonderful and stayed at the Last Frontier Resort, all great! I...  more »
  • We did a 2 nights trip with riverjunkies. Very well organized. I was there to see wildlife and we spotted crocodiles, orangutang with her baby and monkeys. The wildlife is fantastic. I didnt like the....  more »
  • Nothing much. A few birds, monkeys, baby crocodile, ... may be much of wild life seen some months only. Visited early morning but found no wild life.
  • A must-see bucket list kind of place. We saw pygmy elephants swimming across the river, orangutans, tons of monkeys, crocodiles and spectacular birds including 4 species of hornbills. One of our best vacations, ever!

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