Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

WHY VISIT

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia. It is also wonderfully exotic; home to the world's largest flower, flying squirrels, insect eating plants and quantities of yet unnamed flora and fauna. Furthermore, the ancient virgin rainforest is home to 27 ethnic people, each with their own distinct language, culture and lifestyle.

ABOUT SARAWAK

Bako is Sarawaks oldest National Park and is the perfect place to spot proboscis monkeys. Located on the coast interspersed with rocky headlands, mangroves and beaches there are some lovely trails to walk but accommodation is simple.

Another National Park more famed for the indigenous people who live there is Batang Ai where it is possible to stay in a longhouse, the traditional accommodation of the Iban tribe.

The main city of Kuching has a delightfully laid back, riverside feel and a rich history. Less known and hence less visited is the Orangutan sanctuary of Semenggoh where fewer orangutans reside but a more peaceful and less touristy experience can be enjoyed.

Deeper into this state lies Gunung Mulu National Park with some wonderful caves, excellent trekking & the stone forest of pinnacles.

  • Explore the mangroves, beaches and trails of Bako National Park, home to the Proboscis Monkey
  • Embark on a river trip from Kuching where the near extinct Irawaddy dolphin is frequently sighted
  • Spend time observing the magical Orangutan at Semenggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Take a Kayaking Rainforest Adventure through local villages
  • Stay with local Iban and learn about their history
  • Head into the heart of Gunung Mulu National Park - home to spectacular caves

beyond the obvious

Set out to tackle the infamous Headhunters trail. Set in isolated Borneo jungles this trail ( approximately 5 hours) takes its name from its historical role as the route taken by warring parties between the Tutoh and Limbang rivers.


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