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Bornean Peacock-Pheasant © Liew Wend Keong

Malaysia: Borneo

Rainforest Endemics of Sabah

A 12-day, small group birding tour of Sabah, the northeast corner of the rainforest-cloaked island of Borneo, in search of endemic birds, an array of tropical Asian species, and spectacular selection of large mammals.

Borneo, the world’s third largest island, is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Our tour takes us to the Malaysian state of Sabah in the northeast corner of this rainforest-cloaked island, in search of most of the island’s 50+ endemic birds among a rich diversity of more widespread tropical Asian species, accompanied throughout by a selection of endemic and iconic Asian large mammals. We make our way up into the Crocker Mountain Range and into the montane forests of Mount Kinabalu before descending into the lush riverine forest and mangroves that flank the Kinabatangan River, and finally to two superb areas of lowland rainforest at Sepilok and the famed Danum Valley. Among others, we’ll look for Bornean Bristlehead, Whitehead’s Broadbill, Whitehead’s, Red-naped, Scarlet-rumped and Diard’s Trogons, Bornean Stubtail, Bornean and Mountain Wren-babblers, Everett’s Thrush, Blue-headed and Black-crowned Pittas, Wrinkled and Helmeted Hornbills, Great Argus, Crested Fireback, Storm’s Stork, Bat Hawk Sunda and Gould’s Frogmouths, Barred Eagle-Owl, plus Bornean Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey and Bornean Pygmy Elephant. 

Friday 11 October - Tuesday 22 October 2024

with Leio De Souza

Thursday 16 October - Monday 27 October 2025

with Lokesh Kumar

2024: $ 6235 / £ 4925 / € 5750 (Kota Kinabalu/Lahad Datu)

Duration: 11 nights/12 days

Group size: min. 6 / max. 8 with 1 leader

Single room supplement: $ 1355 / £ 1070 / € 1250

Deposit: $ 1250 / £ 985 / € 1150 (20% of the tour price)


The tour is priced in US Dollars ($). Amounts shown in other currencies are indicative.

The tour price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • All meals and drinking water

  • Ground transportation

  • Services of a guide throughout

  • All birding and wildlife activities

  • Reserve entry fees

  • Tour info, pre-travel notes and checklists

Estimated flight costs: $ 1010 / £ 800 / € 935 (to Kota Kinabalu/from Lahad Datu)

Estimated visa costs: $ 0 / £ 0 / € 0*

*Estimated visa costs shown here are for visa-free entry (90 days) for UK, US and EU nationals.

More information on what's included

Read about our small group surcharges

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