Want to see wild orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and rare birds in Borneo? Nature Lodge Kinabatangan offers an unmissable three-day safari package that showcases the best of Borneo’s wildlife.

Visitors can enjoy daily river cruises (6am and 4pm) to spot macaques, 8 species of hornbill, kingfishers, langurs, slow loris and even crocodiles.

Spotting probiscis monkeys on the Kinabatangan River, Borneo - PHOTO - Fabulous Travel Guide

The guides are fantastic: full of enthusiasm and eager to share their knowledge. We were lucky enough to see wild orang-utans on our morning boat ride, which would have been near impossible without a guide!

We also saw probiscis monkeys leaping through the trees, families of monkeys playing on the riverbanks and a gorgeous sunset to round off the day.

Sunset on the Kinabatangan River, Borneo - PHOTO - Fabulous Travel Guide

The next day we did a trek to Ox-bo Lake and a guided night walk (15 ringgit) to see sleeping birds, civit cats and insects.


The lodge, which is comprised of several wooden bungalows and a large dorm, is located right on the banks of the Kinabatangan river.

The superior chalets are particularly nice, with little balconies overlooking the rainforest. It’s a beautiful spot, surrounded by dense forest, rustling trees and singing birds.

Superior Chalet, Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, Borneo - PHOTO - Fabulous Travel Guide

How to book a Kinabatangan safari

A 3 day/2 night package costs 550 ringgit per person (superior chalet).

Prices include activities, all meals and snacks. Staff can also help organise transport to and from the lodge, and book bus tickets on your behalf.

Book online or contact them directly for best prices.