Wild about Borneo
10 NIGHTS GUIDE PRICE £3,000
Discover the pristine rainforests of Borneo as you accompany your guide in search of wild orangutans and pygmy elephants. Cool off with a snorkel in warm waters teeming with marine life or kick back and relax on glorious golden beaches. With July and August offering favourable weather conditions, we think Borneo is the perfect destination for a summer family adventure.
Guide Price & Inclusions
2 nights Kuala Lumpur, 2 nights Sepilok, 2 nights Kinabatangan River & 4 nights Kota Kinabalu beach £3,000 per adult and £2,500 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers, tours and accommodation.
Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection.
If you have longer to spare, why not venture deeper into the rainforest with a stay in the Danum Valley? Explore this pristine rainforest on foot with nature trails and tree top canopy walks or perhaps take a tube ride down river! Alternatively add another city break into the mix with an action-packed stopover in Singapore.
Best Time to Travel
Borneo sees high temperatures of 27°-32°C and 80% humidity for much of the year so you should expect rain showers year-round but the best time to visit is during the drier months of April to September. This is also the best time to see orangutans in the wild.
Tips for Families
A stopover in KL or a couple of nights on the beach at the beginning of your holiday is a good way to rest and help the kids adjust to the new time zone before you venture into the rainforest for your wildlife adventure!
- Explore the vibrant capital Kuala Lumpur with its towering skyscrapers
- View the playful orangutans as they gather to feed at the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
- Immerse your young adventurers in nature with a stay deep in the rainforest
- Cruise the Kinabatangan River keeping your eyes peeled for incredible wildlife
- Kick back on palm-fringed beaches where the rainforest meets the ocean
DAY 1 | FLY TO KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Fly overnight from London to Kuala Lumpur (13 hours) and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2 | KUALA LUMPUR
A full day to explore the buzzing metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur. Head to the top of the Petronas towers for a thrilling panoramic view of the city from the Observation Deck on the 86th floor.
DAYS 3-4 | SEPILOK
Fly to Sandakan (3 hours) and transfer to Sepilok, home to the wonderful Orangutan Sanctuary and Sun Bear Conservation Centre. A morning spent in the company of these wonderful primates is sure to be a family highlight – smiles all round guaranteed!
DAYS 5-6 | KINABATANGAN RIVER
Time to venture deep into the rainforest as you set off by boat to the Kinabatangan Wetlands. A 2-night stay allows plenty of time to try and spot orangutans in the wild as well as pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys, which gather at the riverside. We’re sure the kids will enjoy the thrill of a torchlit night hike in search of nocturnal animals!
DAYS 7-10 | KOTA KINABLAU BEACH
Leaving the jungle behind, return to Sandakan for your flight to Kota Kinabalu and a few nights relaxing on a tropical beach – the perfect finale to this wonderful wildlife adventure. The Shangri-la offers superb resort facilities adjoining a beautiful nature reserve. Or, for a more boutique experience, we can recommend resorts on Gaya Island.
DAY 11 | FLY BACK TO LONDON
Transfer to Kota Kinabalu for your flight back to London, via KL or fly on to Singapore for a spot of culture and shopping before it’s time to head home.
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In our Client's Words...
We visited KL, and an Orangutan sanctuary where we were lucky to see many babies before seeing plenty of wildlife in their natural habitat in the Kinabatangan Wetlands. We then went to Kota Kinabalu for some luxury time on the beach before finishing in Singapore. Bushbaby always works with us to find our dream holiday. Yet again, this holiday could not be faulted and we will be going straight back to Bushbaby next year!
Ellis Family, Borneo and Singapore
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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