PO Box H252, Australia Square, NSW 1215

The Wilds of Borneo Photographic Tour

LocationKota Kinabalu, Sabah
Duration18720 mins (312.0 hrs)
Max Students10
Next SessionEnquire
  • $5950

The Wilds of Borneo Photographic Tour

Join us as we go deep into the jungle in this amazing country in search of unique flora and fauna.
It is an all inclusive tour (except for alcohol and two meals) and is lead by a professional photographer and local guides.

Borneo is a diverse Island, made up of 3 countries, Indonesia,Brunei and our destination, the state of Sabah in Malaysia. Sabah has much to offer a photographer from the deep steamy jungles to the long winding waterways and from the mysterious caves to the heights of Mount Kinabalu there are plentiful opportunities to get amazing photos. Sabah offers a varied amount of flora and fauna including the orang-utan, proboscis monkey, hornbills and over 5000 species of flowering plants found nowhere else in the world.

We visit in June when there should be an abundance of fruit and flowers, which should increase our changes of seeing a variety of animals. We are intentionally visiting some remote jungle areas first in the hope of seeing wildlife in their natural environments and then we will visit some rehabilitation centres where will see orang-utan, sun bears and proboscis monkeys.

Our 12 day experience will begin in Kota Kinabalu where we will start with street photography in a bustling market before we visit a cultural village with locals in traditional dress who explain tribal customs and housing and finish with sunset over the bay.

We then take an early flight to Lahad Datu where we will meet our guide and driver and venture into the rain forest jungle to experience all that it has to offer. There will be plenty of opportunities to photograph a huge variety of flora as well as insects, spiders, birds as well as the chance of the wild animals like orang-utan, gibbon, macaque, otter and pygmy elephant. An early rise and drive deeper into the jungle will provide the perfect chance to witness the dawn rising and photograph the early morning mist and listen to the animals waking up and calling loudly to each other across the valley. A night drive will give us the chance to see some of the nocturnal animals like the flying squirrels, civet cat and leopard cat.

The Kinbanatang river is our next destination where we will do early morning and late afternoon cruises to photograph the proboscis monkey and many other primates (including an orang-utan if we are lucky), as well as crocodile, lizards and plentiful birdlife. The cruise back in the afternoon also provides a beautiful sunset along the river. There is an option to join a night walk when you can get up close with birds whilst they sleep and if you are fortunate see frogs and the tiny western Tasier.

On the drive from the river will we call in at a cave where not only is the bird nest is harvested but is also a favourite haunt of wild orang-utan. They are often spotted here quite close up and can be seen lazing in the canopies during the heat of the day.

We will venture to Sepilok where we will visit the orang-utan rehabilitation Centre that works with orphaned and stolen apes. We will visit the nursery and witness the released orang-utan coming back for a feed. We will also visit the Sun bear rehabilitation centre, the Rainforest Discovery Centre and Labuk bay for an up close experience with the proboscis monkey.

Our adventure will the head west towards Poring Hot Springs where we will walk to the waterfalls and Tropical Gardens where if we are lucky witness the Rafflesia in flower. Whilst in the area we will visit the Anzac Memorial Gardens in Kudisang. Continuing West we will stop at Mt. Kinabalu National Park that has some lovely forest trails covered with mosses and fungi. We will spend some time in the Botanical Gardens with a variety of orchids and other tropical flowers. Fingers crossed the clouds will clear so we have views of the mountain itself.

We will finish our tour back in Kota Kinabalu.

What's Included:

  • Airport transfers

  • Internal flight from┬áKota Kinabalu-Lahad Datu

  • All internal transport and accommodation

  • 13 days/12 nights in Borneo

  • Entry fees

  • Most meals on Tour

  • Highly experienced local guides and drivers

  • Small group size

  • Photographic support from Anna-Mair Francis

What's not included:

  • Flights to/from Kota Kinabalu and your home City

  • Evening meal on first evening

  • Camera fees (local tax on photographers charged at some location approx total RM200)

  • Tourism tax in hotels (RM10 per room/per night)

  • Alcohol/soft drinks with meals

  • Photographic equipment

  • Laundry, gratuities, etc

  • Excess baggage

  • Travel Insurance (we require a copy of your insurance with your final payment)

Upcoming Dates
There are currently no dates scheduled for this workshop.
We'll keep letting you know when new dates are added for The Wilds of Borneo Photographic Tour until you unsubscribe, which you can do at any time.

Other courses in Kota Kinabalu

No other courses listed in Kota Kinabalu, sorry

Other courses from Capture the Light Photographic Tours

Amazing Wild Flowers of Western Australia 4 Day Tour

perth, wa
AUD $1295

Join us on this spectacular 4 day tour to world-renowned wild flower regions. In addition we take you to locations that are less frequented by other tours that offer us amazing orchids and flowers.

Exclusive 8 Day West Australian Photographic Cruise

broome, wa
AUD $2978

The cruise will take us to Geraldton, Broome and Exmouth. We have arranged custom excursions designed for photographers with local drivers.
The cruise is an ideal opportunity to meet like-minded people whilst improving your photography.

Highlights of Perth Photographic Tour

perth, wa
AUD $225

You will explore the areas that are of photographic interest with a professional photographer and with her guidance and expertise learn how to get a shot of that you have always wanted.

Photographing Australian animals, seascapes and sunsets

perth, wa
AUD $150

We will explore areas within an easy distance of Perth that offer us a great opportunity to photograph Australian animals, beautiful seascapes and an iconic West Australian sunset ( weather permitting). We will also have a BBQ by the beach.

The Pinnacles, Sunset and Night Sky Photography Private Day Tour

the pinnacles, wa
AUD $350

A photography tour that takes you to places others don't including Yanchep, Gingin, the sand dunes and the pinnacles.

Hidden Corners of the Southwest Private 2 day Tour

worsley, wa
AUD $650

On this tour we head to parts of Western Australia that other tours often miss and have been chosen for their photographic interest as well as tourist destinations. Suitable for all levels of photographer from beginner to advanced.

Hidden Corners of the Southwest Photographic Tour (2 days)

worsley, wa
AUD $495

On this tour we visit some beautiful areas of South Western Australia that others often miss and have been chosen for their photographic and general interest. Suitable for all levels of photographer from beginner to advanced.

Pinnacles, Sea and Dune scapes, Bush reserves and Sunset Day Tour

cervantes, wa
AUD $295

A photography tour that takes you to places others don't including Yanchep, A bush reserve, Cervantes, the sand dunes and the pinnacles. Lead by a professional photographer who is always on hand to give you help to get the shot you want.

The Perth Hills, York, Wave rock and the Tin Horse Highway Photographic Tour

hyden, wa
AUD $450

A 2-day photographic tour capturing Perth Hills, York, Wave Rock and more. Support from professional photographer and guide Anna-Mair Francis.

Private Photography Lesson

perth, wa
AUD $175

A two hour one on one session with a professional photographer including coffee and feedback.
If you wish to bring a second person you can do so at the reduced rate of $100 for the additional person.

Perth City, Hidden Gems, Photographic Walk

perth, wa
AUD $150

A small group walking tour exploring and learning how to get the best shots of the hidden gems of Perth.

Wild Flowers and Orchids of Western Australia Photographic Day Tour

guildford, wa
AUD $250

Join us on a day trip to find the amazing Wild Flowers and Orchids of Western Australia. All trips are within easy travel distance of Perth and we provide a professional photographer with many years experience in finding the best locations