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March - October  2024

12 DAYS 

SBG 01

PACKAGE: Bird Watching In North Borneo / 2 Persons

DURATION: 12 Days & 11 Nights

DESTINATION: Kinabalu Park, Sepilok, Sukau & Danum Valley Field Centre




DAY 01, DAY 02, DAY 03 and DAY 04

  • After breakfast depart for Kinabalu Park. We will be birding here for 4 days. Meals: Own Account. Overnight at Cottage Hotel.

  • Standing at 4095 metres, the slopes of Mount Kinabalu is covered with lush montane forest, containing a huge variance of birds, many of which are endemic to the highlands of Borneo. Birding activities will take place along the road towards the summit and on some trails in search for highlands birds such as Kinabalu Serpent Eagle, Red-breasted and Crimson-headed Partridges, Bare-headed, Sunda and Rufous-hooded Laughingthrushes, Mountain Wren-Babbler, Bornean Stubtail, Mountain Black-eye, Pale-faced Bulbul, Bornean Swiftlet, Bornean Green Magpie, Bornean Whistler, Bornean Whistling-thrush, Bornean Forktail, Fruithunter, the superb Whitehead's trio (Trogon, Broadbill, and Spiderhunter) and the elusive Everett's Thrush.

  • We also take a day trip to Poring Hot Springs, the lower slopes of Mount Kinabalu, which offers chances to find the dazzling Blue-banded, Bornean Banded Pittas and Hose's Broadbill (one of the most illusive endemics). We may also encounter several rare species including White-necked Babbler, White-tailed Flycatcher, Rufous-collared, Banded Kingfishers, and even Chestnut-capped Thrush.


DAY 05 and DAY 06

  • Depart for Sepilok. We will be birding here for 2 days, covering Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and areas around Sepilok. Meals: Own Account. Overnight at Sepilok B&B.

  • The Rainforest Skybridge at RDC and some spots in Sepilok are amongst the best locations for birders to observe lowland birds such as Bornean Bristlehead and Black-crowned Pitta (unique endemic to Borneo) and many species of woodpeckers, Bulbuls, barbets, Minivets and Spider-hunters.


DAY 07 and DAY 08

  • Depart for Sukau. Birding here for 2 days. Meals: Full Board. Overnight at Greenview.

  • At the lowlands such as Kinabatangan Floodplain, it is common to find wildlife such as the illusive Proboscis Monkey, rare Storm's Stork, eight species of hornbill, the less-known Bornean Ground Cuckoo and Bristlehead.


DAY 09, DAY 10 and DAY 11 

  • Depart for Danum Valley. Bird/Wildlife watching around Danum for 3 days. Meals: Full Board. Overnight at Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC).

  • The extensive trail systems surrounded by primary rainforest, Danum Valley offers one of the best birding destinations in Sabah. The popular birds are the six species of resident pitta, including endemic Black-crowned, Blue-headed, Blue-banded and Bornean Banded Pittas. Deeper in the forest, you may encounter Black-throated and Striped Wren Babblers, Bornean Ground Babbler, Bornean and Sunda Blue Flycatchers together with numerous woodpeckers, babblers, trogons and hornbills. Commonly sighted mammals include orangutans and gibbons, and at night you may come across several species of civet, Leopard Cat or (if you are really lucky) even Marble Cat or Sunda Clouded Leapord.


DAY 12

  • Depart from Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu International Airport via MasWings. All Meals: Own Account. Overnight at a hotel in Kota Kinabalu.


4 nights at Cottage/Ayana Hotel – Standard Room.

2 nights at Sepilok Bed & Breakfast – Hornbill Room.

2 nights at Sukau Greenview.

3 nights at Danum Valley Field Centre.

1 night at Shangri-La KK – Standard Room.

Meals stated in the itinerary

Entrance Fee to DVFC, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Kinabalu Park

Transfer and tours as stated in the package            

Guide – English speaker and wildlife photographer 

Domestic Flight / MasWings: LDU to BKI




Airfare, Guide Tips, Travel Insurance




Personal Items, Insect Repellent, Swim Wear, Sun Block, Own Drinking Bottle, Personal First Aid Kit




Not all meals are included. 

Visitors are advised to organise their own travel insurance (please submit a copy to us)


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