Borneo is the perfect place for a family travel adventure in my opinion and here’s why…
As a traveler I was awestruck by the diversity of animals and more so by their abundance. Traveling in Borneo is a complete jungle safari experience coupling the exotic, foreign sounds and rumble of the jungle with its inhabitants. The whooping cries of the gibbons while they frantically leap and bound high in the canopy is my favorite. As guide for many families in the past my experience is that being in the wild, viewing animals and even animal families is a strong bonding experience. That is positive, fun, and just keeps going on while you are in traveling/safariing in Borneo.
If travel in Borneo with your family sounds good then keep reading…
In short time you will be on an exclusive tropical beach watching sea turtles along the shore. You can observe them laying eggs or hatching, it just depends on when you decide to go. Wind in your hair, sand between your toes, and cool water to refresh. A great way to relax into your family vacation. After a one or two night stay at the Turtle Island Sanctuary we will take a few hours journey to the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary for an up close and personal experience with rehabilitating orangutans. Along the Sanctuary path you will see any number of primate species and hornbills. It is basically a single species zoo within the jungle. After visiting with orangutans, its off to the Kinabatangan River where the family wildlife safari really begins. At dawn you set out in small boats to look for red-leaf monkeys, macaques, gibbons, and many more monkeys and sub apes! Afternoons can be spent lazing about in the heat or fishing with your guides. After dinner you will load up into the boats to watch huge colonies of flying foxes fill the sky as they depart their roost and go off in search of fruit to dine on. As darkness sets in birds and monkeys shuffle into nightly roosting spots and give us great photo opps. On my last trip we were able to approach sleeping birds on their roosting branches and get right up close. After the river safari we will head to the Danum Valley to relax in a luxurious setting deep in the Danum preserve. In your bungalow by the river you may catch monkeys coming down to get a drink of water before breakfast or swinging in the trees above your deck. In the daytime your guides will take you out to see exotic birds like hornbills and look for wild orangutans. In the evening you will try to find bush babies, crocodiles, and many of the other nocturnal animals prowling around.
Are your family members water babies?
Sipidan, Malaysian Borneo is ranked amongst the Top 5 Locations to dive in the entire world. Certifications are available and just plain old snorkeling here was an all time best for me. It’s a worthwhile addition to make a complete tour of Borneo.
Borneo is about seeing wildlife and that shared family bonding experience that comes from it is unforgettable.
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