Sandakan Wildlife Safari
Take a one hour (approximately) boat ride to Selingan Island to see turtles lay eggs. The tour also incorporates a visit to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and 3 days 2 nights in Sukau. See wildlife in their habitat from your boat and stay at the multi-international award winning ecolodge, Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Arrive Sandakan Airport by morning flight, transfer to jetty for approximately 1 hour boat ride by speedboat to Selingan Island (40km). Check into chalet. Free at leisure to explore island, swim and snorkel. After dinner, wait for signal from the Park Ranger before we proceed in small groups to watch Green Turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplanting of eggs to hatchery and release of baby turtles to the sea. This island is a park conservation area since 1977 and turtles have been nesting here every night throughout the year. Overnight in Twin Share room. (Lunch / Dinner)
Photographing turtles are strictly prohibited between 6pm - 6am.
Return to Sandakan by boat. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre for video show. Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plank walks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 1000hrs.
Continue to Sandakan jetty for boat journey to Sukau Rainforest Lodge along Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan with opportunity to view birds and wildlife in virgin mangrove, wetland and rainforest habitats. Late afternoon take a river cruise using electric motor in search of some of the 10 primate species including Proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops along the Kinabatangan River. Return for solar heated hot shower, candle light dinner and slide show conducted by naturalist guide. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Sukau Rainforest Lodge:
The 20 rooms, multi international award winners, is managed by Borneo Eco Tours. It was built in 1995 in traditional Malaysian architecture using several Borneo hardwood species. It is built on stilts with a lounge, gift shop, education centre, Hornbill Boardwalk with two elephant passes, three open deck for wildlife viewing, an enclosed garden, a riverside Melapi restaurant, open sun-deck, river jetty.
Electricity is supplied by acoustic generator, and hot water by solar heaters. All rooms are twin bedded, with ceiling fan, mosquito netting, attached bathroom, hot shower and toilets. River tours are conducted by boats powered by electric motors and four stoke outboard engines.
Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.
Wake up to the calls of gibbons and hornbills. A 0600hrs morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view more birds and wildlife. Proceed to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk (if weather permits).
Experience the wilderness of Borneo. You have the option to visit our 64 acres Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor Regeneration Program (KWICORP) site to learn about reforestation of degraded riverine reserve. In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlife. After dinner an optional (at a surcharge) night safari cruise spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds. Overnight at Sukau Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
* Try the lodge's rejuvenating Foot Spa Treatment (with a service fee)
After breakfast, return to Sandakan by boat journey. Have lunch before we proceed for a short tour of Sandakan town including the Australian War Memorial. Transfer to airport for late afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast / Lunch)
- Snorkelling gear available for hire at a surcharge.
- Please ensure you are holding your air ticket to Sandakan.
- Please bring along swim wear, towel, binocular, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, insect repellent, torchlight, hat, leech sock, walking shoes & raincoat.
Single Supplement is RM350.00 (1st April 2011 - 31st March 2012)
What is included:
- Tours and transfers
- Accommodation and meals specified
- Entrance fees and English speaking guide
What is excluded:
- Airfare Kota Kinabalu/Sandakan/Kota Kinabalu
- Camera fee and items not mentioned
- Child rate range from 3 - 12 years old.
- Children are entitled to 25% off adult rate base on twin share and 50% off adult rate based on extra mattress (subject to availability).
Book for more than 20 people, contact us directly
Pick up from Sandakan Airport or your hotel in Sandakan city area.