North Borneo Overland Safari

The North Borneo Overland Safari

A rare overland Sabah (formerly known as North Borneo) Overland Safari package, driving from Kota Kinabalu city in the West Coast of Sabah all the way to the Borneo Rainforest Lodge near Lahad Datu in the East Coast of Sabah enroute at the Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Springs, Sukau Village, Kinabatangan River, Ox-Bow Lake, Gomantong Caves, Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, and the Danum Valley. Click here for Map of Sabah.

INTRODUCTION is proud to offer you a newly designed 9-Day/8-Night tour package representing the Best of Sabah North Borneo. The North Borneo Overland Safari combines the best of Borneo assets - adventure, eco/nature and wildlife - and is specially designed based on constructive feedbacks and preferences of our past clients.

  • You will be taken overland from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Malaysia Borneo all the way along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range to the World Heritage Site of Kinabalu National Park and overnight at a mountain lodge.

  • You will visit another interesting natural wonder, Poring Hot Spring, named after the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area, is a natural spring where hot sulfurous water emit from the ground.

  • You will next be taken overland to Sandakan passing through scenic countryside, rice fields, local villages and plantations and stop-over to explore the fascinating Gomatong Caves, home to millions of bats and swiflet birds before arriving at a river lodge at Sukau by the banks of the Kinabatangan River, the longest river in Sabah.

  • You will be taking a for boat cruise along the Kinabatangan River which has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Borneo, to search for the odd nose monkeys of Borneo, the Proboscis Monkeys, and other wildlife.

  • You will be taken overland from Sandakan to Danum "The Lost World" Valley near Lahad Datu, one of the remotest and most exotic places on earth and stay at a rainforest lodge, and

  • You will be trekking and exploring the unique and rare virgin rainforest and wildlife exclusive to the area, including a golden opportunity to take a "Night Drive Safari" to search for nocturnal animals.

Also take the opportunity to meet the local people and get an insight into their colorful traditions and customs, and experience the exuberant nature of Borneo – a truly unique and unforgettable adventure.

The North Borneo Overland Safari is a tour for everyone, but it is no Sunday morning stroll. Nature, long overland journey, and the relentless tropical weather will require endurance, resilience and patience from every single traveler. It is tailored-made for the more adventurous and nature/wildlife loving traveler but stop short of being a hardcore adventure tour with more than comfortable accommodation.

Mount Kinabalu from Kinabalu National Park  Canopy Walkway at Poring Hot Spring Gomantong Cave River Cruise in search of wildlife at Kinabatangan River   Danum Valley

An Eco-Nature-Wildlife-Adventure Overland Safari Holiday of a lifetime is finally here....

tell your friends, invite your colleagues, and make your booking/register below! Space is limited!



- Arrival at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).

- Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel.

- Overnight at a City hotel (4-star).

(No Meals)


- Depart from your hotel at around 08:30 for a 2-hour drive into the Crocker Range.

- Enjoy superb mountain views as you travel to the Kinabalu Park at about 1,500m above sea level.

- Check into your accommodation and after lunch, we shall explore one of the many trails that lead through the tropical Montane Oak and Chestnut Forest.

- Overnight at mountain lodge or similar.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


- Drive to Poring Hot Springs from Kinabalu National Park.

- Lowland Dipterocarp Forest makes most of the vegetation at Poring and it is an excellent place to view lowland birds and some mammals.

- There are Japanese Baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating sulfurous water stimulate the body.

- A shorter trek to the canopy walkway for a bird's eye view of the Tropical Rainforest.

- Overnight at mountain lodge or similar.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


- Depart for a 4-hour drive to Sandakan Kinabatangan River passing through scenic countryside, rice fields, local villages and plantations.

- Enroute visit Gomantong Caves famous for the Chinese delicacy, the bird nest.

- Trek 20 minutes through the rainforest to the cave entrance.

- Upon arrival, check-in to the Sukau Kinabatangan River Lodge.

- The lower reaches of Kinabatangan River has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Borneo.

- The most famous creature of all, guaranteed to be sighted, is undoubtedly the bizarre Proboscis Monkeys.

- Late afternoon, proceed for a unique river cruise to search for the Proboscis Monkeys and other wildlife.

- Overnight at Proboscis Sukau Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)


- Wake up to the sound of Borneo: the calls of gibbons and hornbills.

- A 6.00 am morning river cruise up the Kinabatangan River to view more birds and wildlifes.

- Proceed to the Kelenanap ox-bow lake for a short jungle walk (if weather permits).

- The many dramatic and beautiful birds of the Kinabatangan region that may be sighted include the elegant Egrets, several species of Kingfishers, the Oriental Darter which dives underwater to catch its prey, the swift and vividly coloured Bee-eaters and Hornbills.

- In the afternoon, we proceed for another river cruise for more wildlifes.

- Overnight at Proboscis Sukau Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


- After breakfast, transfer by boat and land to Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre.

- Trek ten minutes through the rainforest on wooden plankwalks to witness the feeding of the orang utans at 10.00am.

- Proceed 2 hours overland to Lahad Datu for lunch.

- Drive 83km through selectively logged forest, cocoa and soft-wood plantations before arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge beside Danum River on the edge of 438 sq. km of undisturbed lowland rainforest.

- The Lodge is home to the full range of Sabah's lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, and Orang Utans.

- So far some 275 species of birds have been recorded in the area.

- Explore nature trail and nearby river.

- In the evening a slide show and if weather permits one can go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals.

- Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


- Early morning birdwalk before breakfast.

- Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins.

- Trek to waterfall and dip in refreshing rock pools.

- Lunch at the lodge.

- In the afternoon, jungle walk through trails leading to canopy walkway.

- Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)


- Morning Trek in search of mammals and birds.

- Return to the Centre for lunch before departing for Lahad Datu.

- Take the last flight MH2097 1735/1830 to Kota Kinabalu.

- Meet on arrival at KKIA and transfer to hotel.

- Overnight at a City hotel (4-star).

(Breakfast & Lunch)


- Free at own leisure until pick-up time to the airport.

- Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to KKIA.

- Departure from Kota Kinabalu to next destination.




Please note: The itinerary is subjected to minor changes pending on space and availability.


Package Rate for the fully arranged trip:

Please contact for the updated rates

[ MIN: 2 Pax based on twin sharing ]




* 2 Nights Kota Kinabalu City hotel (4-star)
* 2 Nights at Mountain Lodge at/near Kinabalu National Park
* 2 Nights at Proboscis Sukau Lodge (Kinabatangan River)
* 2 Nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (Danum)


Inclusive in the Programme:
* All land and sea transport
* English speaking tour guide throughout
* All accommodation and meals as indicated above
* All excursions as per programme
* All entrance fees and permits

* One-way Lahad Datu-KK Airfare

Not included:
International airfare to/fro Sabah, Camera & Video fees where applicable, anything not indicated in the above itinerary, tips, other personal expenses.

Items to Bring: Sweater, hat, raincoat, good walking shoes, long sleeve shirt, T-shirt, long trousers, shorts, torchlight, insect repellent, camera with fast film, and sunglasses.


* Above rate based on Twin Sharing Basis (adult)

* Tour Itinerary, Sequence and Final Rate subject to availability of spaces, accommodation at specified accommodations, and tour sites.

EXTRA DAY/NIGHT: KNP => ADD ; Sukau => ADD ; Danum => ADD.

SPECIAL REQUEST: Tour extension in Kota Kinabalu and/or other destinations can be arranged. A different package cost will be furnished.


The Sumazau dance on the foothill of Mt. Kinabalu  Pitcher Plant  Proboscis Monkey  Feeding time at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre  Million years old Rainforest at Danum Valley


Due to space limitation, please register now! All fields must be filled except denoted *

You will receive a reply from a travel coordinator from shortly pertaining to availability, payment method and/or any special request.


E-mail Address:

Telephone Number:

No. Of Persons:


Average Age:

Flight Details (if already finalised):

i.e., Date and time of arrival, arriving at and from where, flight number, etc. Important - If flight not finalised yet, kindly let us know your expected date of arrival.

*Special Request:

Subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter:
  • Requests with correct details (i.e., especially a valid email address) are usually entertained within 1-2 days.
  • In normal circumstances, priority will be given to requests based on the actual/expected date of arrival.
  • Only requests for travel within 9 months of date of submittal will be responded to due to seasonal price uncertainties.
  • We reserved the right to entertain requests for travel of less than one week from the date of submittal as proposal, reservations, etc. may not be able to be done effectively.
  • Note that visitors are responsible for flight reservation/booking into and out of Borneo - we do not provide an international ticketing service at present.

Please take note that is committed to providing its users with an Internet experience that respects their utmost personal privacy concerns. Rest assured that your particulars will not be sold or shared with any third party, nor will you be subjected to receive any advertisement emails from us or any unsolicited emails from others as a result of submitting the above.  In the event that the above form submission is not responding, or you did not receive any response from us for more than a week (most likely due to your email address being invalid/wrongly entered, please Email us with the above particulars.

About Us: is a leading Borneo travel specialist, trip advisor and tour intermediary. For more information, please visit our website.

Copyright and 1996-2010, Associate Site of   All rights reserved worldwide