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Visit Sabah


Viewing wildlife - both on land and in the clear seas along its coast - is the major attraction of Sabah, a state of a similar size to Ireland.

Most people arrive in Kota Kinabalu and from there the dense rainforest, craggy mountains and abundant reefs can be easily reached.

The russet-furred orangutan, whose name means ‘man of the forest' in Malay, is the best known of the incredible creatures to be found here, but proboscis monkeys, sea turtles, saltwater crocodiles, a wealth of bird species and enormous rafflesia flowers should not be missed either.


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Top itineraries in Sabah

Orangutan, Borneo

Borneo Adventure

16-day tailor-made holiday from £3,275 pp

Spot wild orangutans and proboscis monkeys on rainforest treks and cruise past pygmy elephants on a longboat, all on this comprehensive tour of Malaysian Borneo.

Orangutans in Borneo, Malaysia

Wildlife of Borneo

17-day tailor-made holiday from £4,240 pp

Explore the best of Malaysian Borneo, from an orangutan sanctuary to the wildlife-rich regions of Kinabatangan and the remote Danum Valley.

Top places to stay in Sabah

Beach at Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort, Malaysian Borneo

Contemporary resort

Gaya Island Resort is located off the coast of Borneo on Pulau Gaya, near Kota Kinabalu. It's a stunning setting of coral reefs and fringing golden-sand beaches, protected mangroves, dense rainforest and rocky outcrops.

Shangri la Rasa Ria - Main Pool

Shangri la Rasa Ria Resort, Borneo


Perfectly arranged within 400 acres of tropical gardens on the shores of Pantai Dalit beach, the Shangri la Rasa Ria Resort is far more than your everyday beach resort and is one of Borneo’s premier resort destinations.

Where to go in Sabah

Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan, Sabah's longest river, is another good place to see some of Borneo's incredible wildlife.

Danum Valley

A startling diversity of tropical flora and fauna can be seen within the Danum Valley, one of the most important and best-protected expanses of pristine lowland forest in South East Asia.


Home to the well-known Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, this is a great place to see orangutans up close.


Situated in a bay in the Sulu Sea on the north-east coast of Sabah and newly rebuilt after suffering extensive war damage, Sandakan is Malaysia's biggest fishing port - a bustle of markets selling sarongs, spices and rice cakes, together with hotels and businesses catering for the mix of Malays, Fi…

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