Maliau Nature Safari
Reveal the mystical Maliau Basin - one of Malaysia's finest remaining wilderness areas. It is one of the world's great reserves of biodiversity with almost unbelievable genetic richness. Stay at the Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC) and experience the wonders of primary tropical forest. This is the best place in Borneo to take a glimpse of the lost world of Borneo.
- Trek through the pristine rainforest of Maliau Basin and explore Sabah’s Lost World
- Spot nocturnal wildlife during a night drive
- Discover different plant species including pitcher plants as well as wildlife
MALIAU BASIN IN BRIEF
Located at the south-central region of Sabah, approximately 40km off the Kalimantan border is Maliau Basin, Sabah's Lost World. With an area of 590 sq km, Malian Basin was part of Yayasan Sabah Concession Area and voluntarily designated as a Conservation Area in 1981 for research, education, and training purposes. It was upgraded in 1997 to a Class I Protection Forest Reserve and extended to present size. Its protection was further enhanced when it was gazetted as a Cultural Heritage Site under the state Cultural Heritage (Conservation) Enactment in 1999. Day-to-day management is by Yayasan Sabah on behalf of Maliau Basin Management Committee. The Rivers of Maliau Basin flows out into the Kuamut River, a major tributary of the Kinabatangan. The main forests are Lower montane, Heath, Lowland and hill Dipterocarp forest. Over 1800 species types of plants have been identified, including 6 species of pitcher plants and 80 species of orchids. Over 82 mammal species, 270 bird species and over 30 species of amphibians have so far been recorded.
ETD : 0600hrs
Depart for 5-6 hours overland journey to Sook, Nabawan, Sapulut to reach the Security Gate of Maliau Basin Conservation Area (MBCA) with lunch on route. Upon arrival, visit information gallery. Freshen up and get ready for the night activity. After dinner, enjoy a night drive in search of nocturnal animals (subject to weather condition). Possible encounter of sambar deer, bearded pigs, Malay civet and flying squirrel. Overnight at the Studies Centre Rest House. (Lunch & Dinner)
Enjoy morning walk around the study centre. After breakfast, begin trekking through the rainforest near Agathis Camp nestled in hill mixed dipterocarp forest. Immerse yourself in the sound of the wilderness and discover the abundance of unique flora in the dense forest of Maliau basin. Relax enjoying the surrounding rich vegetation. Return to the Studies Centre. After dinner, proceed for a night walk. Overnight at the Studies Centre Rest House. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast, we depart Maliau Studies Centre for Keningau enroute to Kota Kinabalu. Savour your experience for having a taste of "The Lost World" of Sabah. (Breakfast & Lunch)
THINGS TO BRING: Please bring along Long Pants for trekking, rain cover or water tight proof bags, at least 2 -2.5 L/day of drinking water bottle, Insect repellent, walking stick, head lamps (including extra bulb and batteries), personal toiletries, slipper or sandals.Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.
Note: All hikers are required to fill in a confidential Medical Information Form and Indemnity Form which will be provided during pre-briefing session prior to the commencement of tour. In the event of heat exhaustion, injury or sickness, helicopter rescue can be arranged at client's expense.
Tours and transfers, accommodation, meals, leech socks, conservation fee and English speaking guide.
Items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.
Note on Travel Insurance
Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.
Rates For Travelling Until 31 March 2019
MYR 3219 per person
Single Supplement : MYR 415
Rates For Travelling From 01 April 2019 and Onwards
MYR 3188 per person
Single Supplement : MYR 195
We had an excellent two days with Borneo Eco Tours. They are a very professional company and everything was organised very well. All our guides were prompt, efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.
I particularly recommend the day tour of Kinabalu Park. We had a great day and our guide Felix had a great knowledge of all the wildlife and plant species, he was constantly spotting birds and explaining things to us. He even spotted us a Giant Squirrel at Poring Hot Springs which was an excellent sighting!
I would not hesitate in recommending this company to friends and family.
Joanna M, United Kingdom, February 2016