Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia, with a length of 560 kilometres it runs across the state of Sabah on the island of Borneo, also one of the most exciting and easily accessible places to explore the rich biodiversity of Sabah. It is part of the Sukau-Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. The beautiful river offers great opportunities to see amazing wildlife. Water takes in a central position, people travel by boat in search of wildlife. During a visit you may encounter an enormous variety of animals.
There are numerous small villages along the river; often forming the starting point for tourists that visit the area. There are several lodges that accommodate tourists; most of them in and nearby the small town of Sukau. Kinabatangan River is one of the most popular destinations within Sabah. Here you can spot rare animals like Orang Utans, Proboscis Monkeys, crocodiles, elephants, snakes, insects and many bird species, such as varieties of the kingfisher and the hornbill. Visitors can opt for night safaris as well to spot a variety of nocturnal animals.
Gomantong Caves – located within the best known limestone outcrop in the lower kinabatangan. It contains around nine caves and is the most important area for bird’s nest in the state of Sabah. To preserve the surrounding habitat for bats and swiftlets, Gomantong Cave situated within the Gomantong Forest Reserve, where it is sometimes posible to spot Orang Utan, Red Leaf Monkey, birds, raptors and butterflies along the walkway to the cave.
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