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Borneo & Sumatra, Asia’s safari destinations

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Borneo & Sumatra, Asia’s safari destinations

The islands of Borneo and Sumatra are the only places on Earth where tigers, rhinos, orangutans, and elephants live together. The forests are also home to marvelous creatures like the proboscis monkey, sun bear, clouded leopard, and flying fox bat, and endangered animals like the Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhino, and pygmy elephant. Did someone say safari? 

 
The Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra, located on the Equator, are home to some of the world’s most diverse rain forests and Southeast Asia’s last intact forests. Borneo is the world’s third largest island, covering an area slightly larger than Texas. Sumatra is the world’s sixth largest island. The islands’ tropical climate and diverse ecoregions have created habitats that house thousands of unique species and the world’s last remaining Sumatran tigers, orangutans, pygmy elephants, and Sumatran rhinos. As recently as 2003, a new species of mammal, known as the Cat-Fox, was discovered, an extremely rare occurrence.


Travelers can explore the jungles of Sabah, Borneo on a wildlife safari based at the incredible Sukau Rainforest Lodge, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. Cruise the Kinabatangan River, considered the best place to view wildlife in all of Southeast Asia. Spend each day with an expert naturalist guide to see the wildlife mentioned above, and more.

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