If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush that will become a memory for the rest of your life, the 560km long Kinabatangan River in Borneo, Malaysia, should certainly be on your bucket list. Not only is it home to a diverse range of animal species that you won’t see anywhere else in the world – it’s surrounded by unique flora, swamp land, forestry and even caves. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at a few of the wonders of the Kinabatangan River and why it’s worth a visit, even if you’ve been there before.
What is the Kinabatangan River?
It’s a long river starting from the Sulu Sea and stretching across Borneo, Malaysia. It runs roughly 560km, with forests along much of its embankments, with small towns and districts on the way. It is home to an abundant variety of wildlife; including birds, reptiles, insects and certain mammals. The dark, alluring waters are almost instantly recognisable as possessing the features of a typical Asian river, with friendly locals often seen fishing in small boats and tourists enjoying trips along the length of the river. Many people visit to find adventure on the Kinabatangan River every year, but even with the location being such a sought after hotspot, it’s simply so long that you could go for a good while without seeing anyone whatsoever, providing a unique level of tranquility and relaxation.
What Will You See There?
Whether you’re a fan of plants, animals, stunning sights, or all three – you’re all but guaranteed to get up close and personal on a guided river tour. There are mammals including apes, as well as small and large reptiles alike. The bird species there are wide and varied; from some that you might recognise, to those that you will have definitely seen for the very first time while on your tour.
There’s a large limestone cave to visit, which can be entered (or at least approached carefully to see the beautifully intricate natural rock formations within), as well as a swamp complete with forestry that has found itself thriving with the presence of nutrient-rich water thanks to the moss and algae that grows nearby.
Visiting this river will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, with so many exciting things to see and do, so why not book your tour today and start looking forward to the experience?
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