Sukau 2 Day Wildlife Safari

Sukau 2 Day Wildlife Safari

Tour Code: SUK1

Duration – 2 days/1 nights – begins about 08.00 hrs from Sandakan Airport or your Sandakan hotel

Orang-utan

Mother and baby at Sepilok

Day 1

Our Sukau 2 day Wildlife Safari begins with your arrival at Sandakan Airport around 08.00 hrs, or pickup from your Sandakan accommodation. You will be transferred to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre for an audio visual presentation (25 mins.) in the theatrette. Walk ten minutes through the rainforest on timber boardwalks to witness the feeding of the orang-utans which takes place at 10.00hrs. You will have plenty of time to watch the orang-utans until they disappear back into the jungle. Lunch will be taken at nearby Sepilok Jungle Resort.

 

Bilit Lodge near Sukau on the Kinabatangan River in Sabah

CHALET AT BILIT LODGE

After lunch, transfer by road to Bilit Lodge, located on the Sabah’s longest river, the Kinabatangan River – 560 km in length. This area is home to the 10 species of primates namely Proboscis monkeys, langurs, macaques, orang-utan, slow loris, western tarsier, all 8 species of hornbills found in Borneo, such as Rhinoceros Hornbill, Pied Hornbill, Black Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill (50kg, 120cm), kingfishers, bubuls, trogons, flycatchers, sunbirds, broadbills, herons, mangrove snakes, vipers, estuarine crocodile, Borneo pygmy elephants and much more wildlife. Arrive at Bilit around 15.00 hrs, check into your accommodation.

Proboscis Monkey on the bank

Proboscis Monkey on the bank of Kinabatangan

You will have time for afternoon tea and some local nibbles, prior to a short briefing by the nature guide. Around 16.00 hrs, you will head off on a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of some of the 10 primate species, including Proboscis monkeys, as they settle down on treetops for the night along the banks of the River.

Return to the lodge for dinner and the night

After dinner an optional night walk can be arranged – pay at the lodge – spotting nocturnal animals, crocodiles and birds.

[includes Lunch and Dinner] 

 

The rear of Simud Hitam Cave at Gomantong Caves near Sukau on the Kinabatangan River

The rear of Simud Hitam Cave at Gomantong

Day 2

Wake up to the calls of gibbons and birds and start the day with an early river cruise at about 06.00 hrs. After the 1 hour boat cruise, proceed back to Bilit Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast – about 08.30 hrs, depart Bilit for Gomantong Cave to explore the largest limestone and bird nests cave in Sabah, where millions of swiftlets make the cave their home. After the tour to the cave, return to Sandakan by road for lunch.

After lunch (around 13.00 hrs) you will transfer to the Rainforest Discovery Centre (about 30 minutes from Sandakan). Proceed to the canopy walk for a spot of bird watching – you may catch sight of the Hornbill. You will also be taken on a short walk along a constructed trail through the jungle – about 45 minutes; and then on to the botanical garden.

 

From the Rainforest Discovery Centre, you will be transferred to the Australian war memorial at the World War II Japanese Prisoner of War camp. You will be able to visit the information gallery and also walk the loop trail.

Birdlife is especially rich here including eight species of hornbills, kingfishers, egrets, darters, owls, kites, eagles, broadbills, doves, storm storks, herons, hawks, ospreys, falcon, pheasants, parakeets, bee eaters, woodpeckers, pittas, bulbuls, forktails, babblers, warblers, flycatchers, orioles, flowerpeckers, spiderhunters, among others.

Transfer to your accommodation in Sandakan, or alternatively, to the airport for your evening flight to Kota Kinabalu.  [Breakfast and Lunch included]

Please bring along swim wear, sun screen, hat, personal toiletries, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, light raincoat and flashlight (torch).

Tour Code Destination Duration Inclusions 1 Person 2 People 3 People
SUK1 Sukau/Kinabatangan 2d/1n Full Board and road transfer $830 $645 $645

 

Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Includes tours, entrance fees (excludes camera fees), accommodation and meals as indicated, and English speaking guide.

Photographs copyright Phil Youdale, Bilit Lodge and Sukau Rainforest Lodge