• Kinabatangan River, Borneo

December weather & where to go

December in Sabah means less rain then November, but a high chance of thunderstorms. Dry spells are likely in the southern parts, but this is not the best time to explore everything Borneo has to offer.

In Sarawak there is high rainfall which lowers visitor numbers, but it is not easy to travel and we do not recommend travel to Sarawak at this time.


• Take a look at our Borneo holidays
• Download our free Orangutan guide
• Contact our Destination Specialist for advice

Kinabatangan River, Borneo

Whilst travel to Borneo is possible in December, it is not the best time to go with rain and thunderstorms likely. If you must travel Borneo in December, then the best places to consider are the Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley where dry spells can mean excellent trekking.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Borneo. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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