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Discover Borneo - Sabah - Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, located on the West coast of Sabah on the island of Borneo is the starting point of your Sabah adventure. From here explore Mt Kinabalu, the beautiful marine park, local culture and traditions, local food and much more.

Even though KK, as it is locally and internationally referred to, is isolated from the rest of Malaysia it is the perfect gateway to visiting Sabah’s attractions. It has a year round constant equatorial climate with average temperatures of 26C-28C, high humidity and occasional rain showers. KK boasts an eclectic mix of different races which is reflected in the food, the languages spoken (with English generally spoken by all) and the religions practised - with all major religions present.

Sabah’s abundant and relatively accessible wildlife – combined with its picturesque islands and beaches – offer visitors the opportunity of combining nature-based activities such as trekking, wildlife watching and diving, with relaxing beach holidays.

Our tours and excursions are designed to get the best out of what Sabah has to offer. Whether it is climbing Mount Kinabalu; discovering the ancient rainforest at Danum Valley; cruising the Kinabatangan River in search of Proboscis monkeys; snorkeling in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park; diving Sipadan or simply relaxing on a beach; our experienced local guides will connect you with Sabah, its people and the natural features of the “Land Below the Wind”. If you find that none of the packages on our website fit into your itinerary, we can tailor tours to your needs.

Sabah has two seasons: the wetter season runs from September to January,  the drier season from February to August. However, the distinction between seasons is not very marked, and the weather patterns and rainfall levels are unpredictable. Sabah generally has uniform temperatures throughout the year with an annual variation of less than 2°C. Rainfall in southern Sabah is lower than in the north, and falls quite evenly throughout the year, with just a slight dip in millimeters between February and April. Due to it’s altitude Kinabalu National Park is always much cooler than the surrounding lowland regions.

What To See/Do

  • Kinabalu National Park
  • Poring Hot Springs
  • Climb Mt Kinabalu
  • Kundasang War Memorial
  • Sabah Tea Plantation
  • Desa Dairy Farm
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
  • Sapi, Gaya, Mamutil, Manukan and other islands
  • Cycling through the countryside
  • White Water Rafting
  • Cooking Classes
  • Mari-Mari Cultural Village
  • Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
  • North Borneo Railway
  • Local Village Adventure


Mt Kinabalu

Not for the faint hearted, this mountain gives each climber a sense of achievement, whichever pinnacle they manage to reach.  To tackle this mountain there is no need for any mountaineering equipment, but moderate fitness and health is essential.  The scenery of Mt Kinabalu is absolutely breathtaking – some of the most spectacular sunrises can be seen while on this trek.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, run by the Sabah Wildlife and Forestry Departments, is situated around 25 kilometres out of Kota Kinabalu and offers visitors the chance to see Borneo’s wildlife up close. Spread over 280 acres of land, it is both a zoo and botanical gardens.  Although it may not be the same as seeing the animals in their natural habitat, the park is essentially set in the wilderness.   

Animals at the park are split into three main habitat areas. The orang-utans, bats, snakes and eagles live in the forest canopy zone while large animals such as sun bears and elephants are put in the forest floor zone.  Gibbons, turtles, crocodiles and proboscis monkeys can all be found at the water edge enclosures.

Other animals that can be seen at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park include tigers, mouse deer, barking deer, ostriches, a range of birds and a Sumatran rhinoceros.  The exotic clouded leopard was one of the first attractions at the park.  Even when sleeping, this majestic animal manages to pull an attentive crowd.

Borneo really is one of the most diverse and interesting places to visit – stunning wildlife, exceptional scenery and well preserved national parks make it one of the top spots for travellers from all walks of life.


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