Malaysian Borneo, part of the third largest island in the world shared with Indonesia and Brunei, ranks as one of the planet’s top wildlife destinations. It has vast rainforests, beautiful nature, and colorful, friendly people— offering incredible wildlife and culture adventures.
Orangutans, “man of the forest” in Malay, headline an impressive assortment of ten primate species including gibbons, proboscis monkeys, western tarsier, and slow loris. Pint-sized Borneo pygmy elephants roam the forest together with sun bears and the elusive clouded leopard. There are over 600 species of birds, including the rhinoceros hornbill.
Borneo also offers countless beautiful beaches and turquoise waters. Large numbers of sea turtles use the white sandy beaches to nest throughout the year. You may even be lucky enough to witness baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean! There are opportunities to snorkel with whale sharks and swim in some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs. All of this combines to make Borneo the ultimate island safari destination.
As diverse as it is beautiful, Borneo is a perfect destination for anyone looking to combine wildlife, jungles, and beaches!