Watching Monkeys In Borneo

By Jonny Blair

If you visit Sabah in Malaysia in Borneo, it's probable that you will have heard of these proboscis monkeys. Wild, long nosed monkeys who live in the jungles of Borneo. They are only found in Borneo so this is a rare and unique chance to see them. The only other place they exist is in a zoo.

How to organise watching Proboscis Monkeys in Borneo.

You can find companies offering these tours in Kota Kinabalu. I have met tons of so called "budget backpackers" over the years who insist that booking through tour companies is always dearer - it's often not and your best way to see the proboscis monkeys is to book it through a company. But make sure they include hostel pick up, food, proboscis monkey boat tour and fireflies boat tour. It's easy to organise - find a company, agree a price and get your tickets.

What price is it to see the Proboscis monkeys?

If you just want to see the monkeys then you will probably be able to get it for around 60 Ringitts (or less if you have your own transport). However we booked a tour which included other things. Our entire tour cost 150 Ringitts for a 7 hour trip. This includes almost everything.

What is the best way to get to the Monkey Park? How can we get out there?

Normally mini-bus presents the best way to do it. The bus collects you and is a perfect option for everybody as you go together to the park. This makes it easy to organise and everything runs smoothly for the travelling tourist.

Getting to Klias Wetlands Park should be easy enough - our transport was included in the tour and it usually is. It's in the heart of the jungles of Borneo but this doesn't stop the whole trip being amazing. It makes for an incredible experience even just getting there.

As well as the crazy styled Proboscis monkeys, you can see all sort of other monkeys. If you even cross the border into Indonesian Borneo, you can see the orange coloured Orang-Utans in their natural habitat. The monkey tours in Borneo remain a highlight for many travellers and backpackers.

They are wild monkeys with long noses and long tails they live in the jungle. You will see them hanging from trees, sitting on trees and swinging from tree to tree. It's all exactly as you imagined monkey life to be. This is a well recommended trip. There are also crocodiles so stay alert and have your cameras ready to catch them in action.

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