16 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Borneo

Borneo is beautiful, where musical rainforests meet white sandy beaches, no wonder I’ve returned to this island 3 times.

Forest canopy in Sepilok
Oxbow lake in Kinabatangan Rainforest
Sunset at Manana
Manana Beach
Golden hour at Manana
Trees and Ocean
Local dogs
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort
Scarlet-rumped Trogan
Long-tailed Macaque
Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Orang-utan and her baby
Proboscis Monkeys, endemic species to Borneo
Silver Langur
Travelling along the Kinabatangan River


Whether you’re a wildlife lover, foodie, beach worshiper, Borneo is for you. Colourful sunsets that you just can’t quite capture the beauty of through a lens, a cuisine that you’ll immediately try and attempt to create when you return home and one of only two countries where you can see the critically endangered Orang-utan in the wild.

It’s a must visit.

My first two trips were for research at university and were incredible. However, my most recent stay was with my other half, Callie and my most memorable.

After a quick overnight stopover in Singapore, we travelled to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. Getting a taste for the local cuisine in a local night market, then travelling to a private beach resort at a nearby town north of the city.

We stayed at Manana beach for a few nights (watch out for jellyfish) and saw sunsets and thunderstorms collide like nothing I have ever seen.

In search of Orang-utan’s we travelled to Sepilok to visit the Orang-utan sanctuary, seeing the work they did here was both heart breaking and incredible at the same time.

I then took Callie to the jungle, his dream was to see an Orang-utan in the wild. We stayed at Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp, no electricity, no A/C, but the most incredible wildlife the Kinabatangan had to offer. We saw, langurs, macaque, proboscis, tarsier, crocodile, hornbills and the most beautiful demonstration of a mother Orang-utan and her baby. This was within 3 days.

If you want any more information about my visit, where we stayed, flights etc. please don’t hesitate to comment or contact me further.

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