ORANGUTAN SPOTTING IN THE WILD
Eco-Tour of a life time in Lahad Datu
Overnight in Bukit Piton in Search of Wildlife
Off the beaten trek. Not known by many. Bukit Piton is situated at the Ulu Segama- Malua forest, which was once destroyed by fire and poor logging practices.
Itinerary Overnight in Bukit Piton (D/B)
2:00pm Pick up from Bike and Tours Bed & Breakfast. Depart for an hour drive to Bukit Piton – first-class forest reserve.
Arrival at Bukit Piton after about an hour drive. Let the search begin. The search for Orang Utan and other wildlife will take place by both walking and also by sitting at the back of a pick-up truck.
Return to forest camp for rest and dinner
The search continues as we embark on the night safari in search of the nocturnal animals (on pick-up truck/walking)
Return to the forest camp and retire for the night.
5am Wake up to the sound of the jungle followed by light breakfast.
6am Morning safari in search of the wildlife.
Transfer to Lahad Datu.
Note: This tour includes tree planting activity. This would be done either in the beginning or the tour or towards the end of the tour depending on the weather and timing to spot the wildlife during different season.
- 1-night accommodation at a simple forest camp Return land transfer
- Activities as stated
- Meals as stated
- Guided tour (1 spotter to 8pax)
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However, through efforts by WWF – Malaysia, Yayasan Sime Darby, Sabah Forestry Department, Brothers Cycling and a team of passionate naturalists, this once degraded forest is being restored and nurtured with love – hence welcoming the orang utans and other wildlife back to their home bound. Support from visitors to contribute to tree planting and maintenance activities are highly encouraged and is included in the tour.
In addition to that, visits to Bukit Piton is a community work by giving opportunities to the local villagers to be involved at introducing travelers to the jungle of Bukit Piton. The tour to Bukit Piton is usually held in small groups – usually in a group of 2 pax. Activities in terms of looking for the wildlife is on the back of a pick up car and jungle walks.
The accommodation here are the forestry camps - simple and basic but clean.