Wild Borneo

Wild Borneo

  • Mummy and cub orangutans in the rainforest

13 August - 25 August 2023 (12 days)

Dr Michael Brooke
(Magdalene, 1968)
Strickland Curator of Ornithology, University Museum of Zoology
£2990.00 / $3,630
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Price per person, excluding international flights

Single Supplement £550

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Orangutans, pygmy elephants and the Rafflesia flower

Discover the lushly forested island of Borneo, one of the most untouched wildlife habitats in Asia. Home to orang-utans, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and a superb array of birds, the island also boasts a fascinating colonial legacy.

Beginning with Kuching, historical home of Sarawak’s unique White Rajahs, learn about the city’s heritage then search for rare proboscis monkeys and Irrawaddy dolphins on the nearby Santubong River. Explore Bako National Park which boasts seven complete eco-systems. Flying to Sabah, visit Kota Kinabalu National Park, a botanical haven, with pitcher plants, orchids and the very rare Rafflesia plant.

There will also be a visit to Sepilok, renowned for its orang-utan rehabilitation centre, and a chance to look for some of the many beautiful butterfly species in the area, including the Rajah Brooke Birdwing.

The final highlight is the Kinabatangan River, navigating the backwaters by boat in search of the endangered pygmy elephant, wild orang-utans, macaques, monitor lizards and scores of tropical birds.

With like-minded fellow travellers and Cambridge naturalist Dr Brooke’s insightful lectures, there can be few better ways to explore this wonderful region.


  • Discover the colonial charms of Kuching, with its Chinese temples and historic shophouses
  • Take a longboat to Bako National Park in search of proboscis monkeys, wild boar and monitor lizards
  • See Orang-Utang rehabilitation at work at Sepilok’s, and spot pygmy elephant,  hornbills and darters on the Kinabatangan River
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