Selirong Island Mangrove Tour
Tour Code: BWN SEL
Duration – 4 Hours (plus optional breakfast)
Your boat leaves early, at around 05.45 hrs, as soon as the boatman can navigate in the pre-dawn light. Speed down the Brunei River and across the calm water of inner Brunei Bay as the sun begins to rise, reaching Selirong Island early, when the natural habitants are active and you are most likely to encounter the amazing array of wildlife living amongst its tangle of mangroves, vines, palms and trees.
Boat en route to Selirong
Selirong Forest Recreation Park is a 2566 ha area preserved solely for outdoor recreation, research and nature education. This mangrove wonderland is a breeding ground for the marine life that populates Brunei Bay. It is also a bird-watchers delight. With pristine mangrove forests, the chances of sighting wildlife are good; especially the proboscis monkey which is endemic to the island of Borneo. At certain times of the year, migratory birds alight here to make this their nesting ground and with other denizens of the mangrove forest, make this island, a naturalist’s dream.
Mangroves and boardwalk at Selirong
Walk quietly along the 2 km of elevated timber boardwalks. Stop to hear and watch the parade of unique mammals. resident and migratory birds, bats, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, and of course proboscis monkeys. There is also a chance that you will see a green turtle or salt water crocodile in the mangrove channels.
Your guide will highlight features of the island’s unique eco-system, and advise where and what to look for as you move along the waterway channels and elevated boardwalks. As the sun creeps higher into the tropical sky, and the animals retreat to find shelter, you will follow their example, either returning back up the Brunei River, or possibly linking with other tour programmes to Temburong.
The tour finishes at 09.45 hrs in Bandar Seri Begawan
Guests stopping for the optional breakfast beside the Brunei River (Kota Batu) will enjoy a local style breakfast. The breakfast option concludes around 10.30 hrs.
Price includes pick up from inner city hotels
Note – This tour only operates when the tide height is at least 0.9 metres at Muara, throughout the tour
The tour includes an open viewing boat with shade canopy, life jackets (child sizes available) and bottled water
|Tour Code||Destination||Duration||Inclusions||1 Person||2 People||3 People|
|SEL||Selirong Island Tour||4 hours||Optional Breakfast||$310||$175||$130|
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
Photographs courtesy of Intrepid Tours and N. Sivasothi (boardwalk)