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1 Day Comprehensive Sandakan Wildlife Experience | Orangutans, Sunbear & Kinabatangan River Safari

By Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge

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From US$ 307.86
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At a Glance

At a Glance

1 day
Group trip (20 travellers per group)

This is a super comprehensive option and allows you to see all the wildlife in the area! Visit Sunbear Conservation Centre, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and spot wildlife on Kinabatangan River.

Wildlife
Orangutans

Trip Highlights

Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Kinabatangan River Safari

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Choose this if

You really love wildlife and want to pack in everything! This is also a great value option that doesn't cost more than if you did all the activities separately.
Suitable For
Couples
Small Groups
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 307.86 MYR 1,289.45
  • Return Transfer from Sandakan
  • Entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Sunbear Conservation Centre
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Afternoon river cruise
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tipping/gratuities
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Sandakan Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport Details

Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Sandakan - Sepilok Orangutan Centre - Sun Bear Conservation Centre - Kinabatangan River
Sandakan - Sepilok Orangutan Centre - Sun Bear Conservation Centre - Kinabatangan River

Today you'll see Orangutans, Sun bears and go on a river safari

  • 08:00am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Sandakan Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport
  • On arrival, meet your driver, transfer to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (the world’s largest rehabilitation centre). Proceed to mini theatre for 21 min documentary show on the rehabilitation programme before entering the tropical rainforest on a wooden plank walk to view feeding of the orangutans by the Park Rangers.
  • Afterwards, visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation centre. The sun bear is the smallest, most arboreal and least known of the bear family measuring between 120–150 cm long and between 60-78 cm high at the shoulder.
  • Proceed to Bilit Kinabatangan. After lunch, you are free to explore the surrounding lodge before proceeding for a two-hour river cruise at 1600hrs in search for wildlife including the endemic proboscis monkeys along the Kinabatangan River (the longest river in Sabah).
  • Return to Sandakan, drop off at hotel
  • 08:00pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Sandakan Town Centre/ Sandakan Airport

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge is situated at the heart of Kampung Bilit along the mighty Kinabatangan River. Secluded and surrounded by Bukit Belanda and a host of local activities and sights, Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge is the perfect base to unwind and explore from. The 15 rooms eco-lodge integrate sustainability, innovation, respect for the environment and the appreciation for the local Orang Sungai cultures.
1 year experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Community-Based
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.6 out of 7 helpful reviews
UndaKimbin Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
01 Feb 2020 on Tripadvisor
My girls and I enjoyed our stay here, we took the hike up the Dutch hill as the local call it bukit Belanda. Daytime river cruise where we saw a crocodile and 3 species of hornbills, and some long tail monkeys. It was a relaxing trip. We also enjoyed the array of food served 4 times a day during the duration of our 3 D 2 N stay. The owner and staffs were very accommodating and kind making sure our stay was comfortable and memorable. Our final trip was to visit the Gomantong cave, on our way back, we experienced the encounter of a orang utan in the wildlife. I would recommend this place to nature enthusiast and a change of scenery from the city.
Anonymous, Singapore
23 Jan 2020 on booking.com
Nice getaway from city life Liked · Great service from the staff! Very yummy cooked food. Interesting activities like jungle walk, river cruise and kampong walking. Disliked · It’s a little isolated from every where else, it’s basically a lodge in the midst of a river and kampong. Wouldn’t recommend staying longer than 2-3 days as it gets boring after a while. Lots of mozzies in the jungle so do bring lots of insect repellant!
Anze, Slovenia
14 Jan 2020 on booking.com
If you are lucky, breakfast will serve you Miss with the most beautiful smile in Malaysia.
Day Tour wale, New Delhi, India
01 Jan 2020 on Tripadvisor
I and my friend visited the Kinabatangan wildlife lodge. We love this peaceful property and the staffs were also very professional. They offer a lot of activities like jungle trekking, night walk, River cruise morning and evening, caving and local cooking class. We did the evening cruise to see the wildlife especially the Orangutans. The evening cruise is the must-do activity if you are staying at the lodge. The reception manager was able to arrange that for us. The rooms are comfortable, clean and spacious. I will be travelling again and for sure will stay at this lodge again.
Joesey Limy
03 Dec 2019 on Facebook
Nice and quiet place to stay and experiencing the forest surrounding and river cruise to watch the birds and animals..

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge Policies

Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Kinabatangan Wildlife Lodge pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Binoculars (optional)
Camera
Cap
Comfortable light cotton casual attire with long or short pants is recommended as humidity is high throughout
Insect repellent
Items of personal use
Leech Sock
Raincoat / Poncho
Sandal
Sturdy shoes (use for walking/trekking)
Sun screen lotion
Torch Light
Will I definitely see Elephants and Orangutans?

No, we're afraid not. Kinabatangan River is one of the best places to see wildlife in Malaysia, as the wildlife mainly live around the small stretch of river. However, sometimes they do wander off to nearby palm plantations to feed for some weeks and then wander back to Kinabatangan River again. With wild animals, nothing is guaranteed - which is a little part of the magic too!

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