Sabah & Sarawak National Parks

By Viator, April 2012

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Most visitors make their way to Sabah and Sarawak with one goal in mind: encountering the beauty of nature and variety of wildlife in the states’ national parks. The best parks in Sarawak are conveniently located close to the capital, Kuching, while Sabah’s number one attraction for trekkers is Kinabalu National Park.

Off the coast close to KK in Sabah, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is made up of five idyllic islands with palm-fringed beaches, tropical snorkeling and wildlife including bearded pigs and macaques. You can easily get to the islands from KK by boats departing the ferry terminal.

Also in Sabah, Pulau Tiga National Park includes two volcanic islands an hour south-west of KK; the third island in the group has been virtually washed away, a compelling example of climate change. The main island, Pulau Tiga, had star billing in TV show Survivor though its bubbling mud is usually overlooked in favor of its good beaches, walking trails and great snorkeling year round. Tiga’s smaller neighbor is best left to its original inhabitants, poisonous sea snakes. Tours and boats head to Tiga from Kuala Penyu or KK.

Saltwater crocodiles live in Similajau National Park, on the coast an hour north of Bintulu in Sarawak. There’s coastal rainforest to hike through, beaches for lazing away the day, a huge variety of birdlife, and several turtle nesting spots along the coast.

Jungle waterfalls and rainforest scenery feature at Kubah National Park, threaded by hiking trails and rivers. The park is only half an hour west of Kuching, and a rewarding location if you’re into orchids, walking and panoramic lookouts.

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Bako National Park Full-Day Tour from Kuching

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Location: Kuching, Sarawak
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

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