After finishing our tour down the Kinabatangan River, our next stop was the coastal town of Sandakan. From there, we would spend our second and final week in Borneo working back to Kota Kinabalu, with a few stops on the way at Sepilok, Poring & Mount Kinabalu National Park.
When one thinks of Kota Kinabalu the first thing that comes to mind is the enormous figure of the famous Mt. Kinabalu, which is located a couple of hours away and fills the skyline.
After a slightly sketchy and very turbulent six hour bus journey from Kota Kinabalu, we arrived at the iconic Kinabatangan River. The long and windy river and the surrounding rainforests are home to a myriad of animals who call this place home.
When we were planning the trip, Borneo was probably one of the places that excited us the most. Over the next twelve days, we would hopefully be able to see some cool animals in their natural habitat, along with spending plenty of time to hike around the various National Parks that this island has to offer.