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Oct 10, 2016 - River cruising...

The final full day of our trip started with another early start, this ttime at 6.30am for a cruise upriver to see more wildlife as the jungle day springs to life. As we descended to the river jetty, the boat pulled in out of the early morning mist (making for quite an atmospheric picture) and as we sailed upriver the mist burnt away to reveal another beautiful, incredibly humid day. Several of us had been impressed when George mentioned yesterday that we were heading to an ox-bow lake and we had recollections of school geography lessons...

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Dave in Borneo 2016

Oct 9, 2016 - Pinching ourselves...

From Sepilok we headed back into Sandakan and to the Sing Sing water village (pop. 4000) at the seafront where we got into a jet boat to start the first of our cruises along the Kalimantan river. We've seen more wildlife already than over 3 days in the Crocker Mountains. So far we have seen in the wild: crocodiles (both salt and fresh water), storks, sea otters, monkeys (Macaque and Proboscis). Eventually having arrived at the Kalimantan river lodge we reached our final destination of this trip - and a splendid place to stay it is too. It...

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Dave in Borneo 2016

Sep 27, 2012 - Sukau**************

Greenview B & B B & B Site Tells it Best Took 7am bus to Sungai/Sukau and B&B... Lots of travelers and fellow working on RiLeaf Project, Rene' de Vlieger, Dutch student working on his Phd. was very informative and anxious to share his ideas and what he has learned during the 10 weeks he'd been working here. Project is sponsored by WWF and financed by Nestle. Others here: Fellow from Tajikistan/Kazakhstan now in Dresden, Germany since 1989; a couple from Germany and another from Holland - she is Polish, he works for Shell. six others are...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Sukau

30th June Up early for a 6am morning cruise. The temperature is low enough for animals to bare to move and we saw a lot of active monkeys from two differet troops/packs/heards?!? After breakfast (where I found out I may tolerate tea I it has plenty sugar) we had our jungle treck. All in all it was aproximately 100% more tame than I ever imagined. I was cooler, less sweaty, less out of breath, less bitten and with two less broken ankles than I anticipated. It was just like going on a woodland walk without the beaten track. It wasn't until...

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Dec 29, 2009 - Kinabatangan Kruising

After a morning cruise we headed off on a ground safari to a nearby Ox-Bow lake. Apart from ALOT of mud (very thankful for the wellies they provided) we heard the sound of a male Borneo pygmy elephant (relatively it is the smallest elephant in the world and orignally came from Thailand). there are only 800 in the area so afraid we heard them but did not see them.

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Susan ar Strae 2009

Aug 15, 2009 - Drive from Kinabatangan River to Semporna

It is about 11 p.m. this Saturday night, and i’m typing this entry in the lobby of our hotel here in Semporna, Borneo Global Sipaden Backpackers. Our 290 kilometer journey from Sukau on the Kinabatangan River to here required us to change our transport two times, but proceeded flawlessly. In addition to the passenger bus system, there is also a more informal transport system running throughout Sabah. Jeeps and mini-vans pick up passengers for a fee, thereafter dropping them off at their desired location. As a result, the passenger mix in...

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Break From the Law

Aug 14, 2009 - River Safaris on the Kinabatangan River

It is around 9 p.m., and I am writing this entry from the waterfront veranda of the Sukau Greenview B&B in Sukau on the Kinabatangan River. The tropical humidity of the afternoon has largely faded, so it is nice to sit out here and just chill. There are no noises other than the sounds of the insects in the surrounding brush and of the occasional motorboat in the distance. Very relaxing… Before I forget, I also just wanted to mention the night safari we did last night after I completed my entry. In a nutshell, the night safari was a mixed...

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Break From the Law

Jul 3, 2009 - Sungai Kinatabangan

Um wild lebende Tiere zu sehen, muss man sich in ihren Lebensraum begeben. Daher hiess es fuer mich: Ab in den Dschungel! Nachdem ich die Blutegel ueberlebt hatte, war ich ja schliesslich fuer alles gewappnet... ;o) Ich buchte eine Tour fuer drei Tage in einem Wildlife Camp am Kinabatangan River. Der Regenwald dort ist geschuetzt und man kann ueber wild lebende Orang Utans, Nasenaffen, Makaken, Krokodile, Pythons bis zu Elefanten und Nashoernern alles finden - ausser Blutegeln (zumindest in unserem Camp)! Der Weg ins Camp fuehrte uns auf...

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Nina in Malaysia