Chilling with the orangutans
- Best places to see orangutans in Borneo: Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
- Best time to see orangutans in Borneo: March to December
A tropical island very much similar to that of Madagascar. With tribal cultures, wonderful wildlife and stunning topical island beach getaways, Borneo has something to offer from the avid wildlife enthusiast to the romantic honeymoon couple and adventurous family.
Borneo may be an island itself, but the islands surrounding Borneo are not to be missed either. For relaxation, and for snorkelling and diving, a number of islands are famous for their world class underwater worlds. Sipadan (nowadays you are not permitted to stay on the island) – of Jacques Cousteau renown – provides some of the best diving in Asia if not the world. Lankayan Island, whilst not so diving orientated, provides some great beach relaxation as well as laid back snorkelling and Kapalai Island is a world class stilted dive resort (where MD Will got engaged!). Whilst we cannot list all of the hotspots here, the best diving is off the east coast of Borneo so bear this in mind when pulling that itinerary together.
Not the most common thing to see or do we have to admit! Whale shark watching (or even swimming with them) is best done off the shores of Borneo. Throughout March and April every year migrating whale sharks frequent the coastline of tropical Borneo, making it a real highlight for any local snorkelling or diving. Be sure you book with a reputable operator that knows the ins and outs of these amiable giants as getting in the water without an experienced professional should not be taken lightly.
Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey.