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Kinabatangan Safari, Sepilok & Sandakan Self Drive

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Postby nicehill » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:06 pm

Kinabatangan Safari, Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary & Sandakan Self Drive

The Kinabatangan River, the 2nd longest river (560km) in Malaysia is located in Sabah is well known for its wildlife and habitats such as Saltwater Crocodiles, Proboscis Monkeys and Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, dryland dipterocarp forests, riverine forest, freshwater swamp forest, oxbow lakes and salty mangrove swamps near the coast. The Gomantong Caves, the largest limestone hill and the most important source of edible bird nest in Sabah also located near the Lower Kinabatangan area.

The Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary located at 4,300-hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve is a place for young orphaned or captive orang utans where they are taught survival skills so that they may return to their natural habitat. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk leads you to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed milk and bananas twice a day at 10.00am and 3.00pm by rangers.

Day 1 (12 Mar 2013)
1130 hrs: Pick up at Sepilok Jungle Resort to Bukit Garam.
1330 hrs: Meet with our guide in Bukit Garam’s Medan Selera Kota Kinabatangan Coffee House and transfer to the Nature Lodge Kinabatangan which is located at the Lower Kinabatangan River Sanctuary. The journey will take an hour forty-five minutes.

1430 hrs: Welcome drinks will be served upon arrival. After that there will be a lodge orientation.
1600 hrs: In the late afternoon you will proceed for the river cruise in search of wildlife and bird-life along the river banks.

2000 hrs: A guided night walks to enjoy the wilderness of the jungle right after the dinner.

Includes: Accommodation at Kinabatangan Lodge, Meal [D], River Cruise, Night Walk, Transfer from Sepilok to Kinabatangan

Day 2 (13 Mar 2013)
0600 hrs: Morning River Cruise at Kinabatangan River in search of more wildlife and birds. After breakfast, proceed to the Ox-Bow Lake behind the lodge on foot with our professional jungle guide. Various species of wildlife may be seen such as Proboscis Monkeys found only in Borneo, Leaf Monkeys, Macaques, Gibbons and exquisite insects and birds. One may also catch a glimpse of a wild Orang Utan and the newly discovered “Borneo Pgymy Elephants” (relatively, it’s the smallest elephant in the world).

1200 hrs: Return to the lodge for lunch after which another boat ride awaits you to cruise along the Kinabatangan River for more wildlife sight-seeing.

2000 hrs: Dinner will be served at the lodge.
2100 hrs: Guided night walk to enjoy the wilderness of the jungle nearby the lodge.

Includes: Accommodation at Kinabatangan Lodge, Meal [Bf,L,D], River Cruise, Night Walk

Day 3 (14 Mar 2013)
0500 hrs: Wake-up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills.
0600 hrs: Morning River Cruise awaits for you to view more birds and wildlife.
0800 hrs: Return to the lodge for breakfast.
0900 hrs: Check out and transfer back to Sepilok
1200 hrs: Check in at Sepilok Jungle Resort.

Afternoon: Free & Easy. You can SELF visit Sepilok OrangUtan Sanctuary. (Just 5 walk from the resort)

Includes: Accommodation at Sepilok Jungle Resort, Meal [Bf], Morning River Cruise, Transfer Kinabatangan to Sepilok Jungle Resort

Things to bring for Kinabatangan Safari
Insect repellant, sunscreen, rain coat, torch light, cap/hat, camera, binocular, good walking shoes, leech socks, personal items.

Day 4 ( 15 Mar 2013 )
Self Drive visit to Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Agnes Keith House, English Tea House and Restaurant, Puh Jih Sih Temple at hill top (excellent view of Sandakan), Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

Includes: Accommodation at Sepilok Jungle Resort, Meal [Bf]

Day 5 ( 16 Mar 2013 )
Self Drive visit to Gomantong Caves and Batu Tulug.

Includes: Accommodation at Sepilok Jungle Resort, Meal [Bf]

Day 6 ( 17 Mar 2013 )
0830 hrs: Take taxi to Airport for departure

Includes: Meal [Bf]

Malaysian: RM 640 per pax
Non-Malaysian: RM 695 per pax

-2 nights accommodation at Kinabatangan Nature Lodge (Civet Wing, Twin-Sharing)
-3 nights accommodation at Sepilok Jungle Resort (Standard Room, Twin-Sharing)
-Kinabatangan Safari in 3 days (River Cruise, Guided Nature Walk, Guided trek to Ox-Bow Lake)
-Meals as stated
-Transfer as stated

Car Rental & Petrol
1) RM 160-180 daily, MyVi or Proton. Share between passengers & driver.

Optional Fees
1) Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary: RM 15 (Malaysian) | RM 60 (Non-Malaysian)
2) Agnes Keith House: RM 2 (Malaysian) | RM 15 (Non-Malaysian)
3) Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC): RM 2 (Malaysian) | RM 10 (Non-Malaysian)
4) Gomantong Caves: RM 5 (Malaysian) | RM 30 (Non-Malaysian)
5) Batu Tulug: RM 2 (Malaysian) | RM 15 (Non-Malaysian)
6) Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary: RM 5 (Malaysian) | RM 30 (Non-Malaysian)
Use of Cameras, camcorders, camera phones etc will be charged RM10.00

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