Kinabatangan River wildlife
Sabah

Kinabatangan River wildlife

Sabah’s longest river teems with crocodiles, proboscis monkeys and orangutans. Head out on the muddy water, stop in jungle villages and spot some of Borneo’s iconic animals.

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See orangutan royalty at Camp Leakey
Kalimantan

See orangutan royalty at Camp Leakey

Camp Leakey is arguably the most famous of all the places to see orangutans in Borneo. Look out for alpha male Tom leisurely surveying his kingdom.

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Learn about the Iban in a longhouse
Sarawak

Learn about the Iban in a longhouse

Batang Ai National Park is the only place to see orangutans in the wild in Sarawak. While here, learn more about the indigenous Iban people – once headhunters, but now forest conservationists.

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Volunteer with orangutans
Sandakan

Volunteer with orangutans

Want to do more to help protect orangutans? Get involved in one of the many conservation volunteer programmes – Sepilok Orangutan Centre is a great option for those wanting to work with orphaned orangutans.

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See the legendary rafflesia flower
Kuching

See the legendary rafflesia flower

Blooming up to 1m in diameter, the world’s largest flower takes nine months to mature and only lasts for a week. Keep your ears pricked for a tip near Kuching or Kota Kinabalu.

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Wild encounters in the Danum Valley
Sabah

Wild encounters in the Danum Valley

The forest is so thick in the Danum Valley that humans have never settled here permanently. This is pristine jungle – and a great place to see orangutans swinging freely in the wild.

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