Kinabatangan River

The Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia measuring in length 560km from the Crocker Range its headwaters in the mountains of southwest Sabah to its outlet at the Sulu Sea, east of Sandakan (Wikipedia, 2016).

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Tours and Accommodation in Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan Wetland Resort
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Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort is a hidden gem in Abai. Away from tourist crowd and perfect for wildlife observation through river cruises and boardwalks.
Kinabatangan River
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The homestay at the Kinabatangan exposes you to culture & lifestyle of the "River People". Contribute towards local community as they take you on river cruises.
Kinabatangan River
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Enjoy river cruises in search of wildlife of Borneo along Kinabatangan River during your stay at comfortable yet affordable Bed and Breakfast in Sukau Village.
Kinabatangan River
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Enjoy a day trip to Sukau Village for a bit of culture and let the "river people" take you for wildlife sightings by cruising along the Kinabatangan River.


It sustains one of the world’s richest ecosystems with its lower basin consisting of the largest forest covered floodplain in Malaysia and the river is acknowledged for the largest concentration of wildlife in Sourth East Asia region making it often referred to as a “wildlife corridor”. The Kinabatangan River is home to Borneo primates such as proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, orang utan, pygmy elephants and various species of birds.

River cruises in search of the Borneo Wildlife is a must at different times of the day as each river cruise is unique in its own way. The early morning and late afternoon river cruises is not just for those on the lookout for wildlife but also a rewarding experience to witness such a surreal Maritime Southeast Asia backdrop!!! The morning river cruise are suitable for those on the lookout for the different species of exotic birds, the late afternoon river cruise is a great experience to see mammals such as crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, marquee monkeys, gibbons and many more. As for the night river cruises, you get to see nocturnal animals such as the western tarsier, sleeping kingfishers, owl and flying squirrel to name a few.

The villages located close to the river is mainly populated by the native indigenous Orang Sungai (People of the River - the largest ethnic group in this region). Most of the Orang Sungai are Muslims and their economic means of living are fishing and agriculture. Though in recent years, some of the Orang Sungai offsprings have migrated to bigger cities for work, some remain in the villages near the river to help their family introduce the beauty of this river to travelers.

Depending on your preference, Bike and Tours support tours to the luxurious Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort in Abai; budget friendly Sukau Greenview Bed and Breakfast and locally run homestays in Sukau.


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