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Birding in Borneo with Bamboo Travel
By: Bamboo Travel
Bamboo Travel has created a 10-night, specialist private tour, Birding in Borneo (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/
The trip starts at Sepilok, home to the famous Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, with time spent at the canopy walkway and observation towers to spot the Bornean Bristlehead, along with many others including kingfishers, pittas and hornbills.
The next leg of the trip is a three-night adventure in the Deramakot Forest Reserve, widely considered the best place in Borneo to see nocturnal wild cats such as the elusive Clouded Leopard and Marbled Cat, along with many sought after bird species such as the Sunda Frogmouth and the Brown Wood Owl.
Continue the overland journey to Malaysia's largest freshwater swamp along the Kinabatangan River, to explore the many tributaries and ox bow lakes that wildlife and birds flock to.
This aquatic environment is a particularly good area for hornbills, kingfishers and the Bornean Ground Cuckoo, Asian Paradise Flycatcher and presents a further opportunity to spot a Bornean Bristlehead.
The final part of the trip is a three-night stay in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, one of the largest protected areas of virgin rainforest in Borneo and a perennial favourite for wildlife enthusiasts.
The pristine habitat is further enhanced for birders by a 260m walkway that provides an excellent platform for watching the canopy. Danum Valley is a haven for pittas, babblers, flycatchers, hornbills and the Bornean Green Magpie.
The holiday can start on any day – flights permitting – and costs from £4,995 per person based on two people sharing a room.
This includes international flights (Malaysian Airlines), domestic flight, 10 nights' accommodation, most meals, all ground transportation, wildlife activities and entrance fees, and a guide.
Bamboo Travel (020 7720 9285, bambootravel.co.uk)
Mick Thompson, Travel Dog PR