The second largest island on earth has the equator running right through it making its post glacial state a hot bed for plant and animal diversity. This means more opportunity to see interesting life! The modern Malaysian state of Sabah, on the north coast of the island, offers all of the creature comforts for its guests and treasure trove of enchanted forests and incredible wildlife. More on the amenities in this post.
A few days on the Kinabatangan River might get you 5 or 8 species of monkeys or apes including the orangutan (in Malay “orang” means human and “utan” means forest!).
Diving in Sipidan will leave you breathless as its untouched beauty can only be seen by 100 people/ day as a law.
Falling out of the boat and into those waters was one of the most incredible experiences of my life with black tipped sharks, barracuda, and beach ball sized clams all within eye shot.
And the Danum Valley? Pygmy elephants anyone? I don’t have a photo because it never occurred to me to take out my camera when I saw it! When photographing wildlife sometimes the moment is lost because the sighting is brief truly separating the photographer from the wannabe.
These are just a few of the highlights of travel to Borneo. The Indonesian side- Kalimantan- is absolutely wild…
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