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Kinabatangan versus Danum Valley

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Kinabatangan versus Danum Valley

I'm planning my trip to Sabah in September and I have the following questions:

- Can I see turtles in September at turtle islands NP?

- Is it necessary to stay in the expensive rainforest lodge or can I have the same experience at the Kinabatanganriver?

- Are there other recommended places in Sabah than Sipadan for snorkling?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Kinabatangan versus Danum Valley

Other places at Sabah .


i)Kinabatangan river cruise to see the probosic monkey and smaller tree animal near the fringe of the riverbank, a much nearer destination,cheaper and easier to get to.therefore cheaper

ii)Danum valley to see the Orange Utan and rhino in the wild ,and sighting is not 100%

Need to go deep into the jungle to see the animal in the wild.,henceforth much much more expensive.

Both destinations to see different type of animal.

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2. Re: Kinabatangan versus Danum Valley

Hi there

Yes turtles visit turtle island all year , so you would be unlucky not to get to see one.

You will see probably not animals in Kinabatangan than in the Danum valley , but there will also be alot more people. You will see them from a boat only whereas in the Danum valley you see them on foot usually. The Danum Valley is also excellent for little things that are unique to Borneo. It is possible to see big things like orangutan and elephants in both areas.

You can snorkel around Kk but this is jot as good as around Sipadan and Mabul. If you go to Sempornah you need to book very well in advance to get a permit for Sipadan.

Have a great trip

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3. Re: Kinabatangan versus Danum Valley

Try and do both danum valley and kinabatangan if you can. They are different experiences.

We snorkelled i TAR park (with divedownbelow) and also had 2 days r and r on lankayan island for snorkelling and seeing turtles.

Edited: 21 April 2013, 10:13
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