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Borneo 5 or 6 days

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Borneo 5 or 6 days

Hi all, We're currently planning an Oz trip for August 2015 and want 5 or 6 days on the way home in Malaysian Borneo. Family of 5, kids aged 15, 14 and 11. We'd like to see Orangutans and any of the other big animals/primates, and any other good recommendations. Suspect we'll fly into Kota Kinabalu via KL or Brunei.

I just don't know where to start, so any advice welcome!

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1. Re: Borneo 5 or 6 days

Answered ur same post in KK Fourm. Thanks.

Edited: 24 March 2014, 19:45
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2. Re: Borneo 5 or 6 days


Its a big question. I would look at Sabah rather than whole of Malaysian Borneo.

Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan are good bases.

Kota Kinabalu has some lovely islands off the town which have some nice snorkelling, which you can visit, plus the Rasa Ria hotel just outside of the town as a small [baby] orang-utan sanctuary.

You can fly the 30mins from KK to Sandakan. There is a large orang-utan sanctuary at Sepilok 30mins drive from Sandakan airport. Not far from there is the Proboscis Monkeys at Labuk Bay Sanctuary. Plus you have turtle island in the area.

Kinabatangan River and Danun Valley are not easy to get to but you will see the wildlife. You can get there via a flight out of Kota Kinbabalu.

I would consider what you want to pay on flights and tours, as you can't do this part of the world cheaply.

With 5 or 6 days I would be tempted to fly to Sandakan, so the sanctuary there as well as the proboscis monkey - that is 1-2 days. You could then head back to KK to enjoy the islands and perhaps visit the baby orang-utans.

Don't underestimate the distances and times involved.

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