Selamat datang – Welcome to Borneo! On this Borneo Wildlife Safari you can look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Borneo island is a region that is very rich in biodiversity. It has about 15,000 species of flowering plants (including Rafflesia, the largest flowering plant in the world) along with 3,000 species of trees, 440 species of freshwater fish, 221 species of terrestrial mammals and 420 species of resident birds (including about 60 endemic and range-restricted species).
Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world. It is at the centre of the evolution and distribution of many endemic species of plants and animals of Borneo. It is an important refuge for many endemic forest species, including the Bornean Orangutan, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Bornean Clouded Leopard, the Hose’s Civet and the Dayak Fruit Bat. We will explore the best areas of the east of Borneo in search of some incredible wildlife, including Selingan Turtle Island, Sepilok, Sukau, Tabin and Danum Valley, staying in top-notch locations along the way such as Borneo Rainforest Lodge and a recently recognized National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World – Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
|Sandakan||Kota Kinabalu||Duration: 10 Days||Group Dep date: 21 July 2022|
• Maasai Mara National Reserve-
One of the best-known safari destinations on Earth
The spiritual home of the Great Migration
• Ngorongoro Crater –
UNESCO World Heritage Site and the “eighth wonder of the world
• Tarangire National Park-
Wonderfully quiet, and home to awesome Baobabs and elephants
Day 1 Arrival in Kenya (Nairobi)
Day 2-5 Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 5-8 Serengeti (Tanzania)
Day 8-10 Ngorongoro Crater
Day 10-12 Tarangire National Park
Day 12 Arusha and Departure
Day to Day Itinerary
PRE TOUR DAY:
Arrival in Borneo – You will arrive at Sandakan Airport in the capital of Sabah from your various departure points from all over the world. We will spend the first night at the Four Points Hotel. Excitement awaits!
Selingan Turtle Island – A one-hour boat ride via the Sulu Sea will take us to Selingan Island, one of the 10 so-called Turtle Islands about 3 kilometres off the coast of Borneo. Except for exploring the island, swimming and snorkelling the highlight of our day is to watch a Green Turtle lay eggs on the beach, transplant the eggs to the hatchery and watch the baby turtles being released to the sea. The turtle conservation program in Sabah is the oldest in the world and with the most detailed statistics and research. We will overnight on Selingan Island.
Note on Camera Use at Selingan Island: For any camera (phone, digital or still camera) for personal use are chargeable at RM10.00 PER UNIT for conservation permit purposes. Please note that FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
For the comfort and convenience of our guests, it is recommended to travel light by preparing an overnight bag, per person before arriving in Selingan Island & Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Complimentary storage is provided for any extra luggage.
**Please be advised that our trip to Selingan Island involves a boat journey via the Sulu Sea. In the event of adverse weather conditions during or before the boat journey, the company has the absolute discretion to cancel or postpone the trip if it is deemed that the journey will jeopardize the safety of our passengers. In the event of cancellation, a replacement tour will be offered. The company will not be liable for any compensation.
Serengeti (Tanzania) – We will cross over into Tanzania at the Isebania border and straight into the famous Serengeti Game Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of the best-known reserves in Africa, and probably the world. The Serengeti has become world-famous for its annual wildebeest migration, an iconic and dramatic scene in wildlife documentaries for decades, and a true bucket list experience, and the main reason we are here!
Our intimate migration camp is a semi-permanent mobile tented camp perfect for anticipating movements of the great migration, offering splendid views
We will spend one night in Northern Serengeti and move on to the Central parts of the Reserve as this is where we will spend the next 2 days. Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. Here you can get mesmerized by the migration of Wildebeest and Zebra but on our game drives, we will be on the lookout for the prolific array of other wildlife in this area. We won’t let our feathered friends feel left out, we will make some time to tick off some of the Serengeti’s star birds.
Ngorongoro Crater – The next part of our adventure takes place at the Ngorongoro crater, the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world.
The grasslands within the crater are the permanent home to about 25,000 large mammals including Common Wildebeest, Hartebeest (Coke’s subspecies), African Buffalo, Plains Zebra, Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelle, and Common Eland. Other mammals that we will look for include Hippopotamus, African Elephant, Black Rhinoceros, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, baboons, monkeys, and the rare Bohor Reedbuck. There are of course also predators present, with the crater boasting a sizeable Lion population, and some Spotted Hyaenas and Serval also.
While a major attraction is the mammals, birding within the crater and on the top of the crater rim is very good
Tarangire National Park – You can look forward to a fantastic two-night camping experience in Tarangire National Park. Except for our game drives, we will also embark on a walking safari in this awe-inspiring place!
Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as Beisa Oryx and Gerenuk are seen regularly. We will also look for Waterbuck, Giraffe, Impala, monkeys, Olive Baboon, Cheetah, Caracal, Honey Badger, and African Wild Dog. Another attraction of Tarangire is its many termite mounds that dot the beautiful landscape. Over 550 species of birds have also been recorded in the park.
Arusha & Departure – And so an amazing east Africa migration safari, unfortunately, comes to an end. We will head to Arusha (about 3 hours away) and stop for lunch or some last-minute shopping. We will make our way to Kilimanjaro International Airport for our flight home.
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