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Kinabatangan River cruise: Spot wildlife endemic to Borneo!

If any visitor to Sabah wanted to spot wildlife endemic to Borneo, they’ll have the best chance on a Kinabatangan River cruise!

Ornithologists, especially, will really enjoy both our 3D2N and 4D3N wildlife safaris to spot rare and endemic tropical birds, such as the oriental pied hornbill, indigo flycatcher and not forgetting to mention the magnificent plumage of the large stork-billed kingfisher.
Early morning cruise is the best time to spot bird life because just about every species are competing with one another – the jungle is an absolute raucous of bird song! Like us, animals want to seek their nourishment (drink from the riverside) during the cool and safest times of the day, which is why river cruises are timed very early morning and late afternoon just before sunset. At noon, when the sun is at its highest, animals will seek cooler temperatures in the deeper parts of the forest away from the river and under thick canopies – a river cruise at that time would be unbearable!

Early morning cruise is the best time to spot bird life because just about every species are competing with one another – the jungle is an absolute raucous of bird song!

A nature guide greeting our Sabah Travel Centre guests on either our 3D2N Kinabatangan Mid-Range or 3D2N Kinabatangan Boutique packages are experts in their field, offering their clients a unique experience to gain a deeper appreciation of Borneo’s nature.

Get more details about packages we can create for you to include Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary to visit the ‘wildman’ of Borneo, or witness successful ecotourism through marine conservation at Selingan Turtle Island!

About the Author
After a decade in the UK in search of what would make her “tick” and also to complete her education Liz returned to her home country of Borneo in 2012. Writing and diving were, so she thought pipe dreams. However she found she could combine them as Marketing Executive and PADI IDC Staff Instructor at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures in Sabah Borneo.