If you think that staying in the Bornean jungle in the middle of nowhere will be a pretty daunting experience for you and one that’s- Hmm.. Not appealing? Well, you might just change your mind if the destination you’re heading to is Borneo Rainforest Lodge. You don’t have to sacrifice the finer things in life in order to experience Borneo’s astounding natural beauty and wonders. At Borneo Rainforest Lodge, you will be able to enjoy the Bornean rainforest and sight wildlife in pure luxury. That is, if budget is the least of your concerns. The luxurious Borneo Rainforest
Besides spotting wildlife in Kinabatangan, nothing is as exciting as taking a river cruise down the river in search for some fascinating and exotic birds. With a reliable, informative and sharp guide as your company, it makes the birding experience all the more worthwhile. Here’s a list of birds in Kinabatangan that every birder needs to have on their birding list! 1) Bornean Ground Cuckoo / Carpococcyx radiatus As its name suggests, The Bornean Ground Cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family and is endemic to Borneo. It can be found in the humid rainforests of Brunei,
We recently had the privilege of interviewing ardent environmentalist and former CEO of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia, Dato’ Dr. Mikaail Kavanagh whose amazing work is an inspiration to us. Surprisingly, Dato’ Mikaail’s career didn’t revolve around being an environmentalist at first, though he was passionate about it. Upon graduating, he started out at the JWT advertising agency in London during the late 1960s, where he rose rapidly to become a Senior Account Representative. His career path in conservation only began after he made an incredible switch to ten years of studying primates in the USA, Colombia, Cameroon and finally, Malaysia.
Mother Nature is generous with her treasures if we only took the time to appreciate them more and also do our part to protect them. And Sabah Borneo no doubt, has so much to offer when it comes to Mother Nature’s abundant gifts. Sabah’s forest reserve areas is home to most of its rich biodiversity, and these reserves forms half of the state’s total landmass of 7.34 million hectares. Besides that, the forest reserves is part of the 20 million hectares equatorial rainforests demarcated under the “Heart of Borneo” Initiative. Read more about the Heart of Borneo in our Wild
A ginormous bowl of virgin tropical rainforest rests mysteriously within the expanse of the Heart of Borneo. Remote, primal and vast, there’s almost something sacred about this place. Adorned with pretty cascading waterfalls and impressive gorges, they definitely didn’t call it the Lost World of Sabah for nothing. When exploring Maliau Basin, you’ll definitely feel like you’ve been transported into a real life Jurassic Park- Minus the dinosaurs, of course. The magnificent Maliau Basin features Mount Lotung, the highest point of Maliau which towers at 1,667 metres, the remarkable 7-tiered Maliau Falls, and Lake Linumunsut, a drowned river valley, which
Being the third largest island in the world, it’s no surprise that Borneo is mind-blowingly rich in biodiversity. Its rainforests are ancient and one of the most complex on Earth. It has more tree species that occur in just a few hectares of Lowland Dipterocarp Forest than on the entire North America continent! The rainforest wonderlands of Borneo is home to diverse tropical life, including invertebrates, reptiles, frogs and mammals, as well as a myriad of exotic bird species. To date, there are about 688 species of birds in the whole of Borneo, which 62 are endemic and can’t be
Conquering the mighty Mount Kinabalu heights is on the bucket list of many die-hard mountain climbers and trekkers. However, the mountain holds some secrets that are still waiting to being discovered, and its foothills silently huddle together to hide these mysterious wonders. Climbing Mount Kinabalu and conquering it is obviously a remarkable experience, and one that you have absolute boasting rights to. But did you know its lower depths are some of the nature’s best-kept forest riddled with historical pathways. Until you’ve actually trekked through its foothills, you can’t really say you’ve conquered the great Mount Kinabalu. Lemaing 2 brings
As a tour company that’s working towards a more responsible and sustainable operation, Borneo Eco Tours has teamed up with The Long Run as an Affiliate Member, and we’re pumped about it! We are inspired by what The Long Run stands for and their work, which represents a global movement of committed people supporting human well-being through nature-based tourism on a healthy planet. Their vision of a world where ‘Business, Nature and People are harmoniously working together for a sustainable future’ is something that we would love to be part of. Being a business in the tourism industry, we
If you haven’t already seen The Borneo Big 5 in the flesh, you can when you visit Sukau, Kinabatangan. Borneo Eco Tours has a couple of wildlife tours for you to choose from, such as the BB10C: Borneo Big 5 tour package!
We had the honour of interviewing international mountaineering enthusiast, Iván Vallejo Ricaurte recently. Iván who hails from Ecuador has conquered all the 14 Eight-Thousanders located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia without supplemental oxygen back in 2008. Even having achieved such an outstanding event in his life, (which none of us could ever imagine of achieving ourselves) Iván was very humble about his successes. We’re so grateful to him for taking time off his mountaineering schedule to share with us his inspiring story. Get to know more about Iván and his story in this interview. 1. Transitioning from a career in teaching mathematics