• Duration 12 days
  • Difficulty 3/5
  • Group Size Min 6 Max 10

Sabah, Borneo

6 – 17 October, 2020

Borneo, the world’s third largest island, is politically divided among three countries, Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), Brunei and Indonesia (Kalimantan). We will visit Sabah, stunningly beautiful and hugely biodiverse. We will concentrate our efforts within the ‘Heart of Borneo’ a conservation area, home to 10 endemic primate species, more than 350 bird species, 150 reptiles and amphibians and more than 10,000 plant species. Target species include orang-utans, Bornean pygmy elephants, proboscis and leaf monkeys, gibbons, tarsiers, bearded pigs, rhinoceros hornbills, flying frogs, squirrels and pitcher plants.

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Trip Details

General Information

USD $8,940.00  Per person sharing

Single Supplement: USD $1,500.00

Arrival: Sandakan Airport, Sabah Borneo

Departure: Lahad Datu Airport, Sabah Borneo

Arrival Time: 6th October 2020


  • Accommodations for 12 nights.
  • All meals.
  • National park fees.
  • Water, tea, coffee.
  • Local English-speaking driver/guide.
  • One Pete Oxford Expeditions trip leader.


  • International airfare to Sandakan Airport and from Lahad Datu Airport.
  • Items of personal nature including laundry, bar, personal shopping and internet.
  • Travel/medical/evacuation insurance.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tips for local guides and lodge staff.


ADay 1, October 6th: Arrival in Sandakan

Upon arrival at the airport we will be transferred to our hotel in Sepilok, famous for its orang-utan rehabilitation center. We stay at the Sepilok MY Resort.

BDay 2, October 7th: Sepilok

Although this is a heavily visited center it is well worth the time to watch the antics of the comical orang-utans. From the elevated board walk it is also possible sometimes to spot wild individuals in the forest. The lovely lodge set in the forest allows excellent opportunities to see more wildlife in the immediate surroundings as well as affording us the possibility to do night walks. We can also enjoy the different perspective from the lodge’s own elevated canopy walkway. O/N Sepilok MY Resort

CDays 3 – 5, October 8th – 10th: Kinabatangan

From Sepilok we take a short drive to the boat jetty at Sandakan and board our river boat for an hours cruise through impressive stands of mangrove until we find the main river where we continue to the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort for our three night stay. Here our emphasis will be on cruising the Kinabatangan River in search of the incredible wildlife to be found along its banks. Highlights will be proboscis monkeys, Bornean pygmy elephants, macaques, salt water crocodiles, wild orang-utans and a wealth of birds including hornbills and kingfishers. We will be able to do a night safari on the river in the hope of nocturnal species such as colugos and marbled cats.

DDays 6 – 8, October 11th – 13th: Tabin Wildlife Resort

This morning we transfer to Tabin Wildlife Resort where will stay in the River Chalets looking out into the rainforest. Here we have a variety of options which include walks in the rainforest, safari style night drives and even a swim in the river. Tabin is particularly good for gibbon watching as well as host of other wildlife even including wild orang-utans. On the night drives apart from several species of civet, one of our highlights will be leopard cats. O/N Tabin Wildlife Resort

EDays 9 – 11, October 14th – 16th: Danum Valley

This morning we transfer to Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley. One of the highlights of Borneo, Danum Valley, is justifiably famous for its wildlife. On foot or in a vehicle, day or night, we will maximize our time to get the most out of our three-night stay. The Borneo Rainforest Lodge, a multi awarding-winning eco-lodge of the highest quality, will not disappoint. With our private lodge guide we hope to find such highlights as Borneo gibbons, orang-utans, rhinoceros hornbills, macaques, Borneo bristlehead, fantastic insects, amphibians and reptiles as well as enjoying stunning views from the canopy.

FDay 12, October 17th: Transfer to Lahad Datu Airport

The trip ends this morning at the Lahad Datu airport. The drive to the airport is approximately three hours.

Expedition Leader

Discover the world with experienced travelers

Pete Oxford

Photographer | Owner | Trip Leader

Pete Oxford is a naturalist and conservation photographer. He has been leading trips, repeatedly, to every continent since 1987. He is very familiar with tropical rainforests having lived and worked in the Ecuadorian Amazon as a naturalist guide for three years. He has produced four books on the Amazon. Pete has visited Indonesia and Malaysia repeatedly over the years venturing widely throughout the region. He continues to lead trips to some of the world’s most pristine wildlife and cultural destinations as a full time, professional conservation photographer/tour leader. He is the winner of several prestigious awards and his images have appeared in major magazines including National Geographic, Time, Outdoor Photography and Smithsonian.

Photo Gallery

Some of the amazing scenery, wildlife and cultures you will discover during this unforgettable experience

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