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3D2N Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari

3D2N Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari
3D2N Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari
3D2N Kinabatangan Wildlife Safari
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At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a 3D2N Wildlife Safari and Stay at Kinabatangan River, Malaysia's best place to spot wildlife. The highlight is the river safaris down Kinabatangan River for the chance to spot elephants and orangutans. In addition to the river safaris, Sukau Backpakers will get you a little closer to the action with a nighttime jungle walk where you can spot nocturnal creatures such as spiders and owls and a morning jungle walk where you can explore the flora.

Details

3 days 2 nights
Join-in trip
Up to 30 persons

Activities

Wildlife & Animals
Boat Tour

Suitable For

Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Kinabatangan Jungle Walk
Kinabatangan River Safari

Choose this if...

You want a no-frills encounter with Borneo's wildlife and nocturnal creatures! This option offers 4 river cruises and 2 night walks for many chances to spot wildlife!

What's included

What's included

  • Sukau. Backpackers B&B - Private Room (Private)
  • Return Transfer from Sandakan
  • 3 river cruises
  • 2 jungle walks
  • Meals
  • Nature guide
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sandakan 12:30pm Details
Anywhere in Sandakan
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Accommodation

Accommodation

Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
Trip Unavailable
Prices shown in SGD

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sandakan - Kinabatangan River
Sandakan - Kinabatangan River

Today you'll enjoy an afternoon and night river safari along the Kinabatangan River

  • Anywhere in Sandakan (Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia) - 12:30pm
  • 04:00 pm - Afternoon river safari (2 hours)
  • 06:00 pm - Dinner
  • 07:20 pm - Night cruise (1 hour)
Day 2: Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River

Today you'll have two river safaris, and a morning walk

  • 06:00 am - Morning cruise
  • 08:00 am - Breakfast
  • 09:20 am - Morning walk
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 04:00 pm - Afternoon cruise
  • 06:00 pm - Dinner
Day 3: Kinabatangan River - Sandakan

Today you'll head back to Sandakan

  • 08:30 am - Check out of Sukau Backpackers
  • Anywhere in Sandakan - 11:00am

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Sukau Backpackers B&B

Sukau Backpackers have simple and comfortable cabins, well-suited for travellers who are looking for a back-to-basic experience in nature.
10 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.0 out of 26 helpful reviews
Azri Yusoff
01 Jul 2019

Clean room with A/C, water heater & private bathroom. Nice scenery surrounded by greenaries. Free breakfast.

Kingo_ Shah
01 Jul 2019

I like their guide so funny and sporting

Mirko Hannig
01 Jul 2019
Stayed there 3 nights and booked a tour package. Room was basic but clean and as expected. Food in general was ok but lacking in variety. Good was their flexibility even if you booked a package: you can move activities or replace them by others. Extremely good is their guide whose name is Rex: buttom line he made the stay worth it and I fully recommend him: he has deep knowledge about animals, nature and the ecosystems there, is an unbeliebable good wildlife spotter, speaks good English, is a fun guy and great personality. If you go there ask for him. As to the rest the staff was not very helpful. They have another guide who does not explain anything and is by far not such a good spotter. All guests only chose for Rex. Also the reception lady did not speak a word and therewith did not make us feel like welcomed guests. Nevertheless overall I would give the experience 3-4 stars. BUT here is the reason why I rated with 1 star only and strongly recommend not to go there if you love animals: On our last day one of their dogs was murdered on the ground of the guesthouse (probably by any staff or member of their families and based on the injury probably by a knife attack). While all guests enjoyed dinner you could here an awful scream of that dog in the garden. Some minutes later it came to the restaurant, whimpering and severely injured. As the lung was damaged it blooded out of its mouth and blood spouted out of its wound. So other guests immediately gave notice to the reception staff but she did not care at all. So it died wretched straight in front of the restaurant. All staff passed the dead and bloody body later without further notice and no one felt responsible or surprised at all... The dead dog remained in front of the restaurant at least until midnight. So based on that shocking incident I strongly recommend to stay at another place!!
NicoleXOX, Mammoth Lakes, California
03 May 2019
This place is great. It’s a simple, budget accommodation. The buffet lunches are good, and they are accommodating to special requests and dietary needs. It’s a beautiful lush green property, and the surrounding rainforest on the river is exquisite. Make sure you ask for an English speaking boat tour guide. We didn’t opt for the package deal. We did our tours a la cart, which worked out better because we didn’t want to do the walking tour. Definitely add on the Pygmy elephant safari! And bring extra sunscreen!!!
Max Widdershoven
01 May 2019
Even 1 star is to much for this place ! We stayed here one night to do the river safari. All 3 of us had the same diner and all 3 of us got food poisoning, 4 houres after dinner we all started Puking and we had to skip the morning safari. When they knocked on the door in the morning to ask if we were ready for the safari and we told them all of us were sick they just said oh ok and walked away.. about 2 houres later someone els knocked on the door to remind us that check out was at 9:30, No one asked if we were feeling any beter.. I highly recommend everyone to avoid going to this place !!

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
Cancel for free 7 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Sukau Backpackers B&B would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.

Helpful Questions from Our Community

Q
Will I definitely see Elephants and Orangutans?
A
No, we're afraid not. Kinabatangan River is one of the best places to see wildlife in Malaysia, as the wildlife mainly live around the small stretch of river. However, sometimes they do wander off to nearby palm plantations to feed for some weeks and then wander back to Kinabatangan River again. With wild animals, nothing is guaranteed - which is a little part of the magic too!
Q
What should I pack?
A
Binoculars
Bug repellent
Camera
Hat
Leech socks or long thick socks
Raincoat
Sunscreen
Torch light
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