In Borneo it’s still just possible to meet a wild orang-utan. Don’t leave it too late
Look into the eyes of the ‘old man of the forest’ and you will see a flicker of recognition and an echo of human nature. Orang-utans may not be our closest relatives, but they are one of our most empathetic and the chance to meet one face-to-face is worth travelling the world for. Borneo has other attractions too.
The Sabah’s great Danum Valley is pristine, preserved rainforest teeming with exotic birds, monkeys, deer, insects, reptiles and plants. There are clouds of swiftlets nesting in the Gomantong Caves and Kinabatangan River will introduce you to pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques and a multitude of birds.