We spent 4 days diving with Scuba Junkie Sangalaki on Indonesian Borneo’s “Derawan islands” and I can’t even begin to express how special this area is. I love following their story on social media as they are always posting about new wildlife they have encountered; from hammerheads and oceanic mantas, to dugongs and pygmy seahorses.
That time when we stayed in an over-the-water bungalow for less than $100 per night!
My Mum and Dad have recently booked a holiday to the Maldives (so jealous!) and whilst we were admiring, and looking gob-smacked, at the outrageous prices of the over-the-water bungalows, it reminded me just how lucky we were on our recent trip to Borneo. I still can’t quite believe that we were treated to world-class,
Welcome to the jungle! Kinabatangan River cruise: Borneo.
Our journey down the Kinabatangan river was definitely a highlight of our travels in Borneo – the river cruise is basically a safari but on the water! There is an abundance of incredible wildlife hanging out along the riverbanks of the Kinabatangan; from tiny humming birds to monitor lizards, snakes, orang-utans and of course the famous
Sun bears in Sepilok
I have to admit the main thing that drew us to Sepilok was the Orang-utan conservation – you can’t come to Borneo without doing something to try and help these endangered species. It was only after further research that we even realised the amazing work done for the sun bears here too! The sun bear
Hanging out with the orang-utans in Sepilok
Borneo is one of the only places left on Earth where orang-utans exist in the wild. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, they are now only found in Borneo and Sumatra. It was amazing to visit the conservation centre in Sepilok to see the work they are doing to help support the survival of these endangered
Why planning a trip to Borneo has been our biggest challenge to date.
After much deliberation, we have finally booked our summer holiday to Borneo! Despite looking pretty small on the world map, Borneo is actually the 3rd largest island in the world, so travelling around it is not quite as easy as we’d anticipated. The island is split into Malaysian Borneo and Indonesian Borneo which makes travelling