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Borneo’s is blessed with some of the most diverse flora and fauna on the planet.

Effortless Travel In Borneo

In many ways technological advancement has changed the way we travel, making for hassle free and effortless booking options. In other words technology has totally revolutionised the tourism industry. Nowadays there are many online travel agents that allow you to book and plan your holiday at the click of a button. However with an overflow of feeds from different social media platforms, beautiful images and so many “must do’s” we are flooded with too much information and too many choices which can lead to a difficult decision process.

Research has shown that more than 70% of travellers now plan their trip on the internet, while only 13% still use high street travel agencies to prepare their itinerary.

While online travel agents offer the convenience of planning and booking your holiday via the world wide web, more effort and time will usually be necessary to research for a specialized attraction and very often in the online world you will meet sites giving you information with no proof of reliable sources. In Sabah for example there are plenty of niche attractions that do not get the recognition they deserve and may never be found just by hours of searching on the internet.

At Downbelow Adventures (aka Adventures in Borneo) we have recognised the need to filter the overwhelming amount of options presented to our clients.

With 20 years of credential, at Downbelow Adventures we pride ourselves as your Borneo Adventure Specialist. Our packages are tailor made by people who are passionate & highly experienced in the art of travelling. Our objective is for you to enjoy the best of Borneo and take away an experience of a lifetime – effortlessly. Whether you are looking for a budget friendly holiday package or a high end luxurious escape, our team of experts will create a personalised itinerary to best suit your interest and wish list maximising your time in country and saving you money. In other words, effortless travel in Borneo!

We also offer our clients the simplicity of online bookings with instant confirmation and payment with no booking & credit card fees. Online bookings still enjoy our full customer service with a dedicated travel consultant for tailored itinerary making a seamless and even more effortless travel in Borneo experience.

So get in touch with us today, tell us your travel dates, number of people traveling, your budget and your interests and we will present to you a tailored suggested itinerary. Alternatively visit our website where a selected number of tailored packages are available online.

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Borneo Big Five

Lying astride the equator, Borneo – the third largest island in the world is mostly covered by tropical rainforest. Mountain ranges and long navigable rivers flows across the island with hot and humid climate year round, makes Borneo a haven for a multitude of unique and endemic flora and fauna. The Borneo Big Five consist of Borneo’s most novel and exceptional wildlife. 

Sabah, Malaysian Borneo is home to some of the most iconic wildlife in the island. The Borneo Big Five are Orang Utan, Proboscis Monkey, Pygmy Elephant, Rhinoceros Hornbill and Estuarine Crocodile. A visit to Sabah would definitely be incomplete without a visit to some of the hotspots for the Borneo Big Five encounters!

Orang Utan

Borneo Big Five

Bornean Orang Utan (Pongo Pygmaeus Morio)

Number one on the list is the Orang Utan. Orang Utan needs no introduction, they are extremely intelligent and distinctively different from other great apes. Orang Utan has a bright orange-reddish fur and likes to be solitary. A female can care for its offspring for up to 6 years. Deforestation caused the Orang Utans to be critically endangered, hopefully all the efforts from the authorities and NGOs in the country can put a stop to the species’ decline. Wild Orang Utan can still be safely encountered in several eco-lodges in Sabah including Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley.

Proboscis Monkey

Borneo Big Five

Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis Larvatus)

Proboscis Monkey is one of the most unique animal in the world, the male have a huge pendulous nose and large pot belly. Highly arboreal, their long tails help them to maneuver long jump from tree to tree. The Proboscis Monkey is so unique to Sabah, that they have become a mascot to represent Sabah. Its pot belly is thanks to its chambered stomach, which is useful to digest young leaves and unripe fruits that are inedible to other mammals. The Proboscis Monkeys are also excellent swimmers, so don’t be surprised if you see these natural acrobats crossing the rivers next time you go on a cruise to the Kinabatangan Rivers.

Pygmy Elephant

Borneo Big Five

Elephas Maximus Borneensis

Pygmy elephant is the largest mammal in Borneo and also the smallest in elephant species. Their ears are proportioned larger compared to its head, making them the most adorable looking elephant in the world yet least understood among its bigger cousin. The pygmy elephant of Borneo is a high conservation priority, in fact most studies about this species are quite recent making them a very enigmatic creature of the forest. Nevertheless they are facing the same threat as many wildlife across the globe – illegal poaching due to more human encounters caused by their shrinking habitat. Now, a sustainable forest management could be the only answer to keeping the long time survival of the species.

Rhinoceros Hornbill

Borneo Big Five

Buceros rhinoceros

Next on the Borneo Big Five is the magnificent rhinoceros hornbill. The Dayak people or native people of Borneo revere this great bird as the supreme worldly bird. With wingspan reaching 1- 1.2 metre, and it’s very prominent large orange bill and casque one could hardly dispute its reign as the national bird for Malaysia and state bird for Sarawak. Motive of this bird is also common in traditional arts and handicrafts. The rhinoceros hornbill or Kenyalang is monogamous and mate for life, and usually comes back to the same tree for nesting. Though many have known that the female will stay sealed in a dark hole in a tree until the chicks hatch, many Dayaks also believe that if something happens to a female during nesting the male can die of heartbreak. Till now, the rhinoceros hornbill is still regarded as a symbol of good fortune and good omen to Bornean. Malaysia’s largest natural aviary located in Tabin Wildlife Reserve is the best place to encounter this great bird.

Estuarine Crocodile

Borneo Big Five

Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus)

Once as endangered species, the estuarine crocodiles have made a full come back in Sabah. They are the largest crocodile to inhabit river estuaries including mangrove remote beaches. These living fossils are considered deadly, and are widely known to showcase their predator skills right after hatching. A common saying in Malay that translate as “ Don’t take a calm river for granted, as you don’t know the crocodile that lives in it”. They are a powerful predator and can kill their prey very swiftly with a strong force.

Seeing the Borneo Big Five should be high on your list when visiting Borneo, grab the opportunity to encounter all five amazing wildlife in our Wildlife Adventure Program. Easy online booking available, but if you are looking for a bespoke travel experience our professional tour consultant will help you to tailor a personalized package that suits your preference and interest.

To get in touch with our our Travel Centre team, contact us at +6012 866 1935 or email us at info@DownbelowAdventures.com. Book our wildlife programs here.

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Tabin – Malaysia’s Natural Bird Aviary

Considered to be the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia with a total area of 122,539 hectares, Tabin Wildlife Reserve comprises of primarily virgin lowland dipterocarp forest covering surrounded by an outer zone of secondary forest which has been selectively logged in the past. Read on to get an insight on Tabin – Malaysia’s Natural Bird Aviary.

There are three Virgin Forest Reserves within Tabin, about 1,000 hectares of freshwater swamp forest and 200 hectares of mangrove forest can be found in the northeast part of the wildlife reserve. The reserve is characterized by flat lowlands and moderate to steep slopes, ranging from 100-300 meters above sea level with Hatton Hill as the highest point at 571 meters above sea level.

Tabin - Malaysia's Natural Bird Aviary

Tabin posses a truly exceptional quality as a natural aviary, it also welcomes photography enthusiasts to capture magnificent wildlife shot such as this one here of a Great Egret, grooming its feathers.

Another unique characteristic of Tabin being its natural mineral sources resulting from young sedimentary formation in the area, this includes three active mud volcanoes which provides salt licks for large mammals. Mud volcano is a rare geological feature in Sabah.

Because of this, several different types of ecosystem are able to coexist within Tabin’s enclosure giving way to the amazing wildlife diversity – especially its bird life!

Among the 688 species of birds of Borneo, some 300 species can be found in Tabin Wildlife Reserve arguably making Tabin the host of more species of birds compared to Danum Valley. With better light penetration in its forest canopies, birding in Tabin is a delight! All of which makes Tabin an excellent natural bird aviary.

Up to a hundred species can be spotted and heard during one day of birding activity in Tabin. Apart from having its own resident bird expert, the Tabin Wildlife Resort also designs its facility to make birding a most rewarding activity. Open sided restaurant as well as observation towers and bird hides are strategically located within the reserve to benefit its visitors.

Tabin - Malaysia's Natural Bird Aviary

Rhinoceros Hornbills perched on a Fishtail Palm Tree at Tabin Wildlife Reserve

All 8 species of Borneo’s hornbills are recorded here, with the Rhinoceros Hornbill, White Crowned Hornbill and Wrinkled Hornbill topping the most sightings. At least 9 of the 56 species of Borneo’s endemic bird species are also recorded in Tabin namely Blue-Headed Pitta, Blue Banded Pitta, Bornean Banded Pitta, Black Throated Wren Babbler, Bornean Frogmouth, Bornean Black Magpie, Bornean Blue Flycatcher, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, and White Crowned Shama. To top this list, 9 species of highly threatened bird species also recorded in Tabin as per the Birdlife Data Zone are Large Green Pigeon, Short-toed Coucal, Storm’s Stork, Wallace’s Hawk Eagle, Blue Banded Kingfisher, Blue Headed Pitta, Hook Billed Bulbul, Bornean Wren Babbler and Large-billed Blue Flycatcher.

Tabin - Malaysia's Natural Bird Aviary

The greater openness of the secondary forest at Tabin makes some birds easier to see than in the more dense primary forest, especially for raptors, hornbills and canopy flock species. Seen here is the Crested Serpent Eagle – prolific yet widespread in Sabah.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve was listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA : MY027) in 2003, firmly stating its status as a prominent area for birds and biodiversity. Important Bird and Biodiversity Area or IBA is an area identified using an internationally agreed set of criteria as being globally important for the conservation of bird populations. IBA was developed and sites are identified by BirdLife International, currently there are over 12,000 IBAs worldwide and only 55 in Malaysia including Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

We are birding enthusiasts ourselves so we’ve scouted out the best places in Sabah for birding experiences. Our 3D/2N Specialised Birding package in Tabin Wildlife Reserve is among the best in Asia and its this months PROMOTION.

Contact us for more information on tailored wildlife packages.

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Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari

The Longest River in Sabah & Malaysia

A Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari is a must when visiting Sabah. The Kinabatangan River is home to some of the most varied and easily accessible wildlife in all of South East Asia. The Kinabatangan is Sabah‘s longest river and the second longest in the whole of Malaysia. Rising from the eastern Witta Range of Sabah, the Kinabatangan River begins its 350 mile (563km) north-easterly course towards the Sulu Sea. About 20 oxbow lakes form part of the lower regions of the river. Created over time and separated from the main river as erosion and deposits of soil changed the river’s course, oxbow lakes are paradise for bird watchers.

Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari

River People, or Orang Sungei, live in small settlements spread out along the river. It’s fascinating to see their self sufficient, peaceful homes fully operational, making a living through fishing the lakes and rivers and farming vegetables on its banks. They use the forests of the Kinabatangan as a source of building material, firewood food and medicine.

Ten Different Primates in One Location (11 including you)

WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund and one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations) states that this area is one of only two known places on earth where 10 primate species can be found. Some of these include orang utan, proboscis monkey, macaques, maroon langur and Bornean gibbon, most of which are endemic to Borneo.

Bird lovers will find the bird watching incredible. All eight of Borneo’s hornbill species are seen regularly. Occasionally, 2 species of the gorgeous pitas can be spotted too, as well as the storm stork and the bizarre oriental darter also known as the snake bird. Of the 200 other species of birds recorded in the area, 8 of these are on Malaysia’s threatened bird species list.

The Lower Kinabatangan is also home to Bornean pygmy elephants, which are a recently discovered species and endemic to this region.

Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari

Planning a Visit to Kinabatangan River?

Most of the wildlife lodges are concentrated around the Sukau area, which is very accessible and offers a wide range of facilities, here our partner is Sukau Rainforest Lodge, an award winning premium lodge with very comfortable accommodation & great food. We also like to travel slightly off the beaten track we have two wonderful lodges located in Kampung Bilit, a tiny village with about 150 inhabitants. The lodges offer very comfortable and clean accommodation and are considered a mid-range option. Bilit village is quiet with very little disturbance made to the surrounding forest and unlike Sukau you don’t have lodge after lodge along the river-bank. The staff at the lodges are mostly from Kampung Bilit and the guides are extremely knowledgeable about the local wildlife, plants and medicine, always ensuring that you are well informed on the diverse ecosystem that surrounds you. Last but not least is our preferred choice in Abai. A little further up-stream, again very quiet. Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort offers very comfortable accommodation in an ideal location.

Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari

Kinabatangan River Wildlife Safari

A recommended length of stay for a Kinabatangan River wildlife safari is 2 nights / 3 days. During this time you’re offered various riverboat safari trips all of about 2 hours duration, jungle night walks or night safari riverboat trips. Also offered within the package is a 3 hour hike, to one of the Oxbow Lakes. Our Kinabatangan River wildlife safari can can also be combined with trips to Turtle Island, Gomantong Caves, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and Labuk Bay.

On a recent 3D/2N visit to Bilit Adventure Lodge, our mid range partner we saw the following: Silvered Langur (adults and juveniles), Long Tail and Pig Tail Macaques, Proboscis monkeys (adults and juveniles), Orang Utan (mothers and babies) Saltwater Crocodiles, Bearded Pigs, Rhinoceros, Wrinkled and Asian Black Hornbills, Giant Moths, Lantern Bugs, Leaf Insects, Frogs, Scorpions, Field Millipedes and last but not least the Bornean Pygmy Elephants. On our birds-spotted list we’ve noted Scarlet Rumped Trogon, Garnet Pitta, White Rumped Shama, Dollorbird, Stork Billed and Blue Eared Kingfisher, Storm Stork, Jerdon’s Baza, Crested Serpent Eagle, Oriental Darter, Woodpeckers, Purple Heron and Egrets.

Contact our specialist team at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures to tailor your perfect Kinabatangan River wildlife safari.

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Safari Veterans Explore Borneo Wildlife

For nearly 20 years, Karin and Andreas Muller have been planning to go on a Borneo trip. As wildlife enthusiasts, the couple from Switzerland wish to see unique and diverse species of animals here in this beautiful region. When they finally decided to go, the couple chose Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures to organise their trip. Their request was a two week tailor-made holiday in Sabah to experience the best of Borneo’s wildlife, maximising time & logistics. What a wildlife holiday it was! Being passionate about wildlife as well, our team knew exactly what Karin and Andreas needed and tailored a special program just for them. As these safari veterans explore Borneo wildlife in the comprehensive program, we also ensure they get to experience the very best of Sabah.

Safari Veterans Explore Borneo Wildlife

Rhinoceros Hornbill

The first destination Karin and Andreas visit is the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. It is a popular location to observe the abundance of Borneo wildlife and part-take in nature activities. An area that attracts a rich diversity of birds, Tabin is a bird-watchers’ paradise. The relatively low canopy with ample natural light makes birding and photography a delightful experience. About 42 indigenous families of bird representing more than 260 bird species have been recorded in this reserve, including 8 of Sabah’s Hornbill species. They are Rhinoceros Hornbill, White-crowned Hornbill, Black and yellow Broadbill, Malaysian Blue Flycatcher and Jambu Fruit Dove.

Safari Veterans Explore Borneo Wildlife

Borneo Pygmy Elephants

Next, the safari veterans explore Borneo wildlife at the 130 million years old rainforest, Danum Valley Forest Reserve. This ancient rainforest is renowned for its amazingly diverse animal life. It is one of the few places in the world where visitors can experience the magnificent splendour of nature in its original, unspoiled state. Extremely rare and endangered species are known to roam the jungle. Pygmy Elephant, Bornean Gibbon, Leaf Monkey and Clouded Leopard have all been spotted before. Orang utans and proboscis monkeys, both found only in Borneo, also roam freely and are often seen in the wild jungle of Danum Valley. Adding more excitement to the trip, Karin and Andreas stayed at the luxurious Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Built on the banks of the Danum River, the lodge provides environmentally friendly rustic, international standard accommodation that delivers individual and unique jungle experiences.

Safari Veterans Explore Borneo Wildlife

Proboscis Monkey

After that, our program takes them to Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan River. They stayed at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, which is one of the world’s leading ecolodges. Built on stilts near the river’s edge, Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers a balanced mix of unique jungle experience combined with the comfort of deluxe facilities in the heart of Borneo’s jungles. To spot wildlife and birds, guests will enjoy a relaxing and serene river cruise as well as participate in educational and fun nature walks. Kinabatangan River is where visitors have an opportunity to see saltwater crocodiles, hornbills, Borneo pygmy elephants and of course the endemic, peculiar Proboscis Monkeys.

Safari Veterans Explore Borneo Wildlife

Wildlife at Deramakot Forest Reserve

Lastly, the safari veterans explore Borneo wildlife at our newest adventure location, the Deramakot Forest Reserve. The Deramakot Forest Reserve is home to many incredible Borneo wildlife, including the smallest bird of prey in the world, Borneo Falconet and the critically endangered Sunda Pangolin. The reserve also boast the most frequent sightings of wild cats. During their wildlife spotting and birding activities here, they had a rare sighting of a Leopard Cat. Other wildlife they spotted were the Malay Badger, Buffy Fish Owl, Giant Squirrel, Blue-Eared Barbet, and Bronzed Drongo.

Safari Veterans Explore Borneo Wildlife

Karin and Andreas Muller at Deramakot Forest Reserve

It was such a pleasure to have been a part of Karin and Andreas Muller’s Borneo trip, and organising it was such fun for the Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures team. If you are a wildlife enthusiast and wish to see animals of Sabah, contact our Travel Centre team now and go on a Borneo Adventure with us!

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Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

At Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, holidays are part of the job for the team! Being familiarised with our packages and having their own experience participating in them is very important. So when our Travel Consultant, Phylicia goes on a wildlife safari, we were thrilled to hear about it. After winning an awesome lucky draw prize during our Staff Annual Dinner last year, Phylicia geared up and had an amazing adventure exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Upon arriving at Tabin Wildlife Resort, Phylicia received a warm welcome and enjoyed the Pandan and Ginger drink that was served. Her guide Alister gave a short briefing of the activities that she will do, followed by showing her around the resort.

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

White Crowned Hornbill

During trekking, night walks and at the observation tower, Phylicia was able to see a variety of interesting wildlife. Among the rare species she saw was a Clouded Leopard at one of the tracks at night, a White Crowned Hornbill, Brown Wood Owl, Black Flying Squirrel, Red Flying Squirrel, Borneon Gibbons, Orangutan and Crested Serpent Eagle. And in exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve, she even saw a 106 year old Mengaris Tree.

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Buttress roots of tree that can help lost trekkers

An interesting information told by Alister is that among the lowland dipterocarp forest covering the reserve is a tree that can help people in the unlikely event they became lost. The tree can be spotted by its prominent buttress roots. By hitting the tree with a stone, it will emit a sound loud enough to be heard in a wide radius within the reserve. It is a known signal of distress and a rescue team will come if the sound is heard. Nature truly is amazing!

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

To rest in between jungle trekking, Phylicia was brought to Lipad Waterfall where guests usually take a refreshing dip before going ahead with the next activity. She also visited the mud volcanoes and enjoyed a foot soak made with local herbs to ease the soreness from all the wildlife spotting.

Phylicia is happy to be able to see the beauty of Sabah, Borneo while exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve and we are glad she now has a first-hand experience of our highly recommended program to wildlife lovers. Contact our Travel Centre team to know more about Tabin or visit our page, come and book with us today!

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Borneo Clouded Leopard

The Borneo Clouded Leopard is one of the most sought after encounters for wildlife enthusiasts visiting Sabah, Borneo. Some people travel to Sabah specifically in search of this rare and beautiful big cat. Some will stay for two weeks or more in pursuit of a sighting. The Borneo Clouded Leopard has been top of my wish-list for more than 10 years and this weekend i was “baptised” and blessed with my first encounter – and what an encounter it was !

I had taken my Mum on safari to Danum Valley for a 3D/2N adventure. Mum love’s birds so i thought a quiet and relaxed morning “birding” would be perfect. In particular we were searching for the six species of Pitta birds found in Danum Valley. After about one hour of “calling” the birds and seeing 4 of the 6 species we got the radio call from another ranger that a Borneo Clouded Leopard had been spotted at the Canopy Walkway. We ran as fast as our legs could take us, it was the fastest 500m sprint i had done in hiking boots, we then skidded down the slopes of the jungle forest to a large decayed log. Inside the log was one of the most beautiful creatures i had ever seen. At first we could only see the striking clouded pattern of fur that resembles the lowland jungle forest, then we saw his huge tail, perfectly evolved for climbing trees. After some manoeuvring, a few scratches and a number of leech removals and with quiet and precise instructions from my guide i was peering at the Leopard from one end of the rotten tree, i had a great view. After a few minutes he crawled out from the log and walked away, we followed as he disappeared into the 130 million year old dense primary rainforest.

He left behind his kill, a Lesser Mouse Dear. So the researcher and guide set up a camera trap in the hope to get an image of him when he returned. Indeed he came back about one hour later and the camera captured the most amazing set of images of the Leopard with his kill.

 

Borneo Clouded Leopard

Borneo Clouded Leopard

The Borneo Clouded Leopard is a wild cat occurring only in Borneo & Sumatra. Scientists discovered it as a new species and different from the Clouded Leopard found in other parts of Asia in 2007. They believe the Borneo population likely diverged from the mainland population some 1.4 million years ago. Its very difficult to know how many individuals still exist in the wild since they are so secretive and live in dense lowland forests. The most recent research suggests between 5,000 – 11,000 still live in the whole of Borneo. Certainly we were very fortunate to have this encounter and i’m so thankful to Azmil, my guide, to Eddy Boy Jon the researcher who provided me with his amazing picture and to Calixtus Laudi who gave me the images taken by the camera trap later that afternoon.

Borneo Clouded Leopards are rare and the only place to see them in the wild is in the jungle, your guide plays a big role in your wildlife encounters and we believe in working with some of the best guides in the field. So if you want us to arrange your jungle safari get in touch with Downbelow Adventures. 

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Find a Great Thing to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoor Adventure Backpacking KK – Find a Great Thing to do in Kota Kinabalu

Of all of the places that you may have visited in your lifetime, none is likely to compare to Kota Kinabalu. You may not be familiar with this city, which is found on the island of Borneo, but you will find that there are great things to do in Kota Kinabalu that will be unlike any other experience you have ever had.

Try a Backpacking Adventure

One of the great activities that you can take part of in Kota Kinabalu is backpacking. The city is partly surrounded by a tropical rainforest and is also home to Kinabalu National Park, where Mount Kinabalu is located. This mountain is over 4000 meters high and can provide an amazing hiking and backpacking adventure for you, your family and friends. There are many different trails that come out of the city and lead you across the island so that you can take in beautiful scenery, or you can hike the mountain and access one of the trails going through that area.

Look for Underwater Adventures

Find a great thing to do in Kota Kinabalu

Scuba diving – find a great thing to do in Kota Kinabalu

Because Kota Kinabalu is a small coastal city on the island of Borneo, there are many number of amazing water adventures. A great thing to do in Kota Kinabalu is to try a scuba diving adventure so that you are able to see some of the unique marine life and reefs that are local to Malaysia. You may also want to try snorkeling in the area, or taking to the ocean in a sea kayak to enjoy life above the water. You will be able to see many fantastic things during this type of adventure.

Booking Your Kota Kinabalu Adventure

If you are interested in learning more about fun and unique adventures and things to do in Kota Kinabalu, here at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures we offer a wide variety of tours and excursions and can arrange everything that you will need to make sure that your next outdoor adventure is one you will never forget.

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Orang Utans at Gomantong Caves

Sabah is always filled with surprises. We were thrilled when our customers, Lilian Foo and her group, encountered five Orang Utans near Gomantong Caves during their 3D2N Wildlife Adventure Program with us!

It was an experience of a lifetime!

Together with their guide Patrick from Myne Travel, they were able to be in close proximity with the Orang Utans and see these intelligent primates up close. For five Orang Utans to show up at once in the area is very rare, and we were very happy that Lilian and her friends got that special opportunity.

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Poring Hot Spring’s Late Booking Promo

Exciting news for those who love nature!!! We are offering LATE BOOKING promo for a trip to Poring Hot Spring, Ranau. The package is priced at only RM100 per person!!!

This package includes Return Transfers from Kinabalu Park to Poring Hot Spring, a pleasant 1 Night Stay at Serindit Hostel within walking distance to the hot spring park, 1 Buffet Dinner and 1 Buffet Breakfast. The price is also inclusive of GST.

The promotion is for the 25 MAY 2016 (Wednesday) trip. Only 10 places left, so hurry! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! Kindly contact us at (+6) 012 866 1935 or visit our Travel Centre to make your booking now!

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