Borneo is the world’s third largest island, and typically conjures up images of a wild forest paradise where Orangutans, gibbons, broadbills and pittas roam the Bornean jungles. On this budget birding and wildlife tour, we will visit some of Borneo’s most famous birding sites, the fabled Mt. Kinabalu, Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sepilok and the Kinabatangan River. Habitats range from rich lowland and montane rainforest to productive coastal wetlands. A wide mix of highly sought-after, rare and endemic south-east Asian birds can be expected on this fabulous birding adventure. As if this wasn’t enough, it is also one of the best countries in Asia to enjoy rainforest mammals, and we can expect some incredible creatures such as Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Bornean Gibbon, Mouse-Deers, Leopard Cat and, if we are very lucky, perhaps even Bornean Clouded Leopard! This brief yet thorough exploration of this fantastic Asian destination is bound to be a brilliant, exotic blend of mouth-watering birds, mammals and scenery.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Great-billed Heron, Jambu Fruit Dove, Blue-banded, Blue-headed, Giant & Black-crowned Pitta, Great Argus, Black Magpie, Storm's Stork, Whitehead's, Diard's, Red-headed & Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Bornean Bristlehead, Dusky Broadbill, Black-throated Wren-Babbler, Rhinoceros, Helmeted and White-crowned Hornbill
Top Mammals
Orangutan, Leopard Cat, Bornean Gibbon, Bearded Pig, Greater & Lesser Mouse Deer, chance of Clouded Leopard
Habitats Covered
mountains, lowland rainforest
Expected Climate
hot and humid in the lowlands, cool in the highlands
Max Group Size
8 with 1 local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
generally unchallenging with some tricky species
Other Attractions
Rafflesia (world's largest flower)
Photographic Opportunities
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Our local leader and Adam Walleyn made a great team; we appreciated Adam’s great skill at spotting and identifying the mammals and herptofauna, which is an important part of any birding trip for us.

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