Can anyone advise. We are planning a trip to Sabbah and we have too many things that we want to do. We would like to do the following in a 10 day trip:
North Borneo Railway (KK)
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (KK)
Traditional Longhouse stay (2 nights) (Kudat)
Jungle trekking/wildlife at the base of Mount Kinabalu
Orang Utans (Sandakan)
The problem is its too much to fit into 10 days, I'm flying in to and out of KK, and I think 4 destinations is too much. I'm travelling with my wife and 2 children and I think something has to give.
My question is two fold:
1) Can I find a traditional longhouse like that found in Kudat in any of the other locations we are visiting (KK, Mount Kinabulu or Sandakan)
2) Can we see Orang Utans anywhere other than Sandakan (not zoo or 5 star hotel)? Looking for a way to stay on the west coast and reduce travel if possible, although as planning on heading to Mount Kinabalu we are half way, its just the 6 hour return trip with kids?
PS. also on a tight budget so would be looking to travel by bus rather than flying or hiring a car for 10 days...
Thanks in advance