Borneo is home to rich tropical rainforests populated with a diversity of exciting mammals. This tour offers the ultimate experience exploring the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, holding one of the largest populations of the mythical Bornean Clouded Leopard, and the riparian forest of Sukau on the Kinabatangan River. The mammal-watching opportunities on this voyage are superb and we expect encounters with an exciting variety including ‘the old man of the forest’, the incomparable Bornean Orangutan, Proboscis Monkeys, with their strange pendulous nose and great pot belly, several species of gibbons, mischievous macaques, colorful langurs, several species of civets, wild cats, deer, and some very impressive squirrels, including giant flying squirrels and flying lemurs! This tour promises an incredible, exotic blend of fabulous mammals, birds, and scenery; we greatly look forward to sharing the joys of this incomparable destination with you!
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
Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Sunda Colugo, Red (Maroon) Leaf Monkey, Siamang, Greater Slow Loris, Borneo and Lar Gibbons, Leopard Cat, Bearded Pig, Asian (Bornean Pygmy) Elephant, Red and Thomas's Giant Flying Squirrels, distinct chances of Clouded Leopard, Flat-headed & Marbled Cat, Malayan Tapir, Binturong & Horsfield's Tarsier
Hot and humid throughout
4 with 1 Rockjumper tour leader
generally unchallenging with some tricky species
We felt that the trip was very well organised and efficient so we could spend as much time in the field as possible. Glen was a terrific guide - excellent birder as well as his concern that everyone was seeing the birds. Glen was very even in his manner at all times and with everyone.
The Rockjumper guide (Adam Walleyn) is fantastic. His vast knowledge, enthusiam and helpfulness are exceptional. He always made sure that all saw the animal, and explained the plans for the day in detail. I am less enthusiastic on some of the Malaysian guides. Lieuw (guide in Sabah) is an exceptional birder and helped us to find many specific birds, but his key interest is to present specific (endemic) birds to the customers. I can understand that most tourists that travel with him are listers that want to see as may endomic bird species as possible, but for somebody that wants to enjoy nature as a whole this is at times too much. Having said that,, Liew is a great guy that shared many pictures with us, is extremely enthusiastic and can explain very well how certain (closely related) species differ from each other.
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.
Glen did a fantastic job on this tour. Birding in the lowland rainforest looking for Pittas was certainly a challenge! Glen was informative, patient and persistent, and did his best in making sure that the entire group saw these fascinating birds. The itinerary was comprehensive, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful trip.
05 Sep 2024 - 09 Sep 2024 (5 days)
USD3,950 - 2 Spaces Available
Tour Leader: Rockjumper Tour Leader TBC
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