Monkeys and Mangroves in Bako National Park
Monkeys and Mangroves
in Bako National Park
Search for wildlife on a hike through Bako National Park, famous
for its diverse ecosystems, stunning coastline, secluded
beaches, jungle-covered hills and proboscis monkeys.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Step into nature on an exploration of Sarawak’s oldest national park, breath-taking Bako. The distinct rainforest ecosystems and 25 different vegetation types give Bako National Park a remarkable diversity of animal and plant life.
It is home to the bizarre proboscis monkey, silvered langurs, long-tailed macaque monkeys, wild boar, flying squirrels and monitor lizards, as well as hundreds of different bird species. From plants to mangroves and from birds to beasts, Bako is said to be an ecological marvel, as almost all the flora and fauna found in the country is represented right here. This is nature in its purest form.
09:00 - 15:00
The driver-cum-guide will meet you in your hotel, followed by the drive to Bako National Park. The journey is by vehicle and traditional longboat and takes around 90 minutes. The national park is located on a small peninsula in a rugged part of Sarawak. What Bako lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in biodiversity – it boasts seven unique and distinct rainforest eco-systems and is one of the best places to see wildlife roaming around in their natural habitat.
Upon arrival, set off on foot, following well-marked hiking trails that pass alongside endless amounts of stunning vegetation and stretches of mangrove swamps. The trails lead to rugged jungle-covered hilltops and secluded bays, coves and beaches.
As you walk, view the fascinating plant life, including mangroves, strangling figs, carnivorous pitcher plants and symbiotic ant plants. Unique geological features mark the coastline, including the famous Sea Stack. Keep a look out for mud skippers and blue-fiddler crabs in the mangroves. High in the trees, search for various species of birds and monkeys, including long-nosed proboscis monkeys which are endemic to Borneo. Beneath your feet, you may see lizards and insects of varying shapes, sizes and colours.
Throughout the day, your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the history of the park and all about the flora, fauna and geological formations.
In the afternoon return to Kuching by boat and vehicle, leaving this untouched piece of earth behind you. A packed lunch is included.