3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari
Ex-Sandakan Our 3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari stay offers visitors the opportunity to experience Sabah’s longest river and the second longest in the whole of Malaysia. Plus a visit to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre & Gomantong Caves.
Rising from the eastern Witta Range of Sabah, the Kinabatangan River begins its 350 mile (563km) north-easterly course towards the Sulu Sea. Approximately 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.
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. Early morning and late afternoon rivers cruises are the best way to enjoy the river and encounter wildlife.
We suggest staying along the river for two nights since this provides the opportunity for morning and evening river safaris and day time trekking. However if you are short on time we also arrange day trips, 2Day 1Night and 4Day 3Night stays and you will need to contact us for those tailored travel arrangements.
Situated in the off beaten track of Kampung Bilit, our 3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari offers spacious and comfortable rooms at Myne Resort topped with great service, expert guides at affordable prices. The chalets are built into a hillside and overlooking the Kinabatangan River, giving our clients an authentic jungle feel and amazing views. There are 12 detached chalets and 2 semi detached chalets, all are wooden. The rooms are panelled with wood, have comfortable beds and good quality linen. All of the rooms are air conditioned with a ceiling fan, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, T.V. and a balcony looking out over the river. There is also a lounge bar and a dining area with an extensive deck where you can enjoy the sight of Kinabatangan River.
Itinerary At A Glance
3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari
Day 1 – We will arrange your transfer from either Sandakan airport or your accommodation in Sandakan town, to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the famous conservation work reintroducing the orphaned primates into the wild. Watch a documentary video show and then witness the feeding of orphaned orangutans. After, you will be transferred by road for 2 hours to Myne Resort in the village of Bilit on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. Upon arrival, check-in, and lunch is served. Rest before your first activity at Myne Resort. Enjoy coffee/tea break at 1530hrs at the resort, then depart for a river safari at 1600hrs to search for wildlife along the Kinabatangan River. Head back to the resort for dinner.
Day 2 – It’s an early start to the day, with a river safari at 6am, to the Oxbow Lakes to spot more wildlife. Returning to the resort, breakfast will be served before a jungle walk to the Merbau Tree and the Birdwatching Tower. Lunch is served at the resort followed by a coffee/tea break at 1530hrs before another river cruise at 4pm. After wildlife spotting along the Kinabatangan River, once again, at the resort dinner is served.
Day 3 – Breakfast is served at the resort before your land transfer to the Gomantong Caves. After exploring the cave system, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, en-route to either Sandakan airport or to your accommodation in Sandakan town.
We recommend continuing your wildlife adventure with a trip to Danum Valley after your 3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari.
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Your Safety is Our Priority
At all times you are in safe hands. We take our responsibility as a travel agent very seriously and have a number of verifications in place to ensure that we are offering quality locations to our clients and describing them honestly. Some parts of your trip maybe replaced or re-timed due to weather and wildlife spotting for your comfort and enjoyment. You will be assigned a nature guide for your trip, do talk with your guide to re-confirm your schedule.
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• 3D2N Full Board Meals
• Visits to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Gomantong Caves
• Entrance Fees
• Air-conditioned Chalet Lodge Accommodation with En-suite Bathroom (king/twin room)
• Return road/boat transfers
• English-Speaking Guide
• 1 x Morning plus 2 Late Afternoon River Cruises
• Jungle Walk to Merbau Tree and the Birdwatching Tower
• Unlimited Coffee and Tea
• Video/Camera Entrance Fees at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
• Night Walk
• Alcohol and Carbonated Drinks
• Drinking Water
• Tourism Tax MYR 10.00 per room per night (this will be added to your room bill on location)
• Other items not explicitly stated
• Lightweight clothing
• Long Sleeves
• Long Pants/Trousers
• Leech Socks
• Insect Repellent
• Raincoat or Poncho
• Good walking shoes
Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients’ health and safety. Wildlife cannot be predicated nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural rainforest habitat.