Borneo is quite simply a wildlife lover’s paradise and whether you’re heading to Sabah or Sarawak the country has a wealth of wildlife, flora and fauna to discover. The country is famous for being home to the endangered orangutan but the country is also home to a vast number of other species, a good number of which are endemic to Borneo including 37 bird species.
Enjoy a sedate cruise down the Kinabatangan River with its wildlife corridor running along the banks and you cannot fail to see proboscis monkeys, also known as 'Dutch monkeys', red leaf monkeys, macaques, crocodiles and the magnificent hornbill. There is also a good chance to see pygmy elephants and hopefully wild orangutans. Trek through the Danum Valley Conservation Area and listen for the call of the wild gibbons or explore the jungle environment of Tabin Wildlife Reserve with its mud volcano, a huge draw for the regional wildlife which includes Barking Deer and the more elusive Leopard Cat.
And of course as an island nation Borneo not only has jungle wildlife to write home about but a host of marine life too. Snorkel or dive the islands and beaches along the South China and Celebes Seas to discover huge schools of fish and huge reef drop-offs, see green and hawksbill turtles and their adorable offspring and at the right time of year you may see the whale sharks around tiny Lankayan Island. For those seeking an Asian wildlife holiday to remember then Borneo is a must.