the best time to go to borneo
The best time to go to Borneo is between March and October. Borneo lies within the tropics and for this reason you should expect high humidity and rain at any time of the year. The wettest months are generally between December and February when the Northeast Monsoon hits, with the milder better months for travel being between March and October.
- March to October is the dry season, so you are likely to experience smaller amounts of rain. This is the peak time, and also the best time to see orang-utans in the wild.
- April to December is considered the best time to dive, with July and August having the best visibility, sometimes up to 40 metres. March to May is the best time to see whale sharks.
- June to September is the best time to see turtles on Lankayan Island.
WHEN TO AVOID
The months of January and December can see higher rainfall and rougher waters. It is possible to travel, but conditions are not favourable for wildlife and much of it hides in the dense jungle. We usually recommend you avoid travelling during Dec-Jan where possible.