We spent about 4 weeks in Borneo! Borneo is the name of an island, occupied by three separate countries: Brunei, Indonesia, and the states of Sarawak and Sabah of the federal constitutional monarchy of Malaysia. Malaysia consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, situated largely on two land masses: Peninsular Malaysia, and Eastern Malaysia (Borneo). We’re visiting the state of Sabah, first to see the terrestrial wildlife at Sepilok and Kinabatangan, and then to Semporna to do some diving off the east coast.
While we were in Semporna, the Regatta Lepa took place. This is an annual event – a magnificent display of the traditional wooden carved single-mast sailing boats of the Bajau people. The Bajau are a nomadic people, of various groups, clans and families, that traditionally live on the water in this region.
Sepilok and Kinabatangan:
At Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, we were thrilled to see Borneo Pygmy Elephants!
On an evening walk at the Orangutan Rehab Centre in Sepilok, we came across this Hammerhead Slug!
Read more about meaningful travel, get video updates: click below to get our free newsletter. Our promise to you: we will never sell your email, or spam you!