On arrival at Sandakan we met up with our fantastic guide, Jenny, who was looking after us for the next four days. We can’t say enough about how well she took care of anything and everything, plus she was an excellent source of information about history, vegetation, culture and anything else we could think of to ask.
Accommodation was in comfortable wooden huts on the edge of the river. We spent the next two days on river safaris (early morning and twilight), rainforest walks, visiting the spectacular Gomantong bat caves, night safari and eating marvellous food.
Over the two great days we spent on the river we saw an array of wildlife, including four wild orangutans
, one of which wandered into our camp. Why do you never have a good camera when you really need one?! But the memory will stay with us forever. Other animals included macaque monkeys, eagles, monitor lizards, ‘Beckham’ monkeys, hornbills, pit vipers, owls……..and many more. We didn’t get to see pygmy elephants or river crocodiles although others staying at the lodge did, and we did find some fresh elephant poo just outside our camp. Lovely!