Nature explorers will simply love the Maliau Basin as it is an excellent site for jungle trekking and bird watching. It contains an unusual assemblage of 12 forest types, comprising mainly of lower montane forest dominated by majestic Agathis trees, rare montane heath forest and lowland, and hill dipterocarp forest. The highlight of the adventure is to trek the majestic 7 tiers Maliau Falls.
Keen visitors must, however, obtain a permission to enter the Maliau Basin in advance from Yayasan Sabah. Also bear in mind that Maliau Basin is a remote, atavistic and isolated area with limited access, communications and safety facilities.
Nature explorers will simply love the Maliau Basin as it is an excellent site for jungle trekking and bird watching. At night, visitors may also take a night drive for wildlife spotting. Water babies can also take a dip in the beautiful waterfall.
Maliau Basin Conservation Area is reachable by road either via Tawau (East Coast Division) or Keningau (Interior Division) . The journey is on four wheel drive and depends so much on the weather as most of the journey is on logging roads to reach the Maliau Basin Security Gate.
Journey from both Tawau and Keningau to the Security Gate of Maliau Basin Conservation takes 5 hours; the distance from Tawau to Maliau Basin Conservation Security Gate is 190 kilometers. There are several helipads available which can be used for emergency evacuations or by visitors who would prefer to fly.
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For further info, do pre-arrange with
Borneo Nature Tours Sdn Bhd (KPL/LN 3719)
Block D, Lot 10, Ground Floor,
Sadong Jaya Complex,
88100 Kota Kinabalu,
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