Borneo Accommodation & Holidays Guide

Malaysia, Southeast Asia

borneo holiday and accomodation guide

With rainforests even older than the Amazon, Borneo is known for its rich biodiversity, exotic animals and rare flora and fauna. Borneo offers an unparalled opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in one of the last natural environments untouched by man. From wandering through the clouds on a spectacular canopy tour of the rainforest to learning about the tribal longhouse communities, a trip to Borneo is bound to reconnect travellers to the natural environment in an unforgettable way.

Borneo – Regions or Cities to Visit

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Take at least two days to climb Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia's highest mountain. Explore the rich biodiversity of the Bornean rainforest on a wildlife trek through the region's deep forests. If you're lucky you may be able to see the rare "corpse flower" Rafflesia, known for its smell of rotting flesh. Visit Matang Wildlife Centre in Kabah National Park to see local animals like orang utans and hornbills being rehabilitated in their national habitats. Heading to Monosopiad Headhunter Village and Cultural Center will allow you to experience life in the tribal longhouse community. Lastly, take a trip to Mulu National Park for a caving adventure that will give you the opportunity to see the region's fruit bats.

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Most visitors to the region go to the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak where most of the major sites of interest are located. Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah is a base for those looking to head to Mount Kinabalu and or go on rainforest trekking tours. It is also located within reach of Semporna, a starting point to the many dive islands around the area. In Sarawak, Belaga is the point of origin for many of Borneo's indigenous tribes and longhouse communities and is also home to Bako National Park where you will be able to see the prosboscis monkey with its gigantic nose.

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