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5D4N Maliau Basin Nature Safari Expedition

Activity Description

Crave for an adventurous jungle trekking experience far from the city life? Maliau Basin, nicknamed "Sabah's Lost World" is your answer. Bounded by a formidable escarpment reaching over 1,675m above sea level, the almost circular Basin, one of Malaysia’s finest remaining wilderness areas, encompasses 390 km² of pristine forest, a virtually self-contained ecosystem, never permanently inhabited and with large areas still remaining to be explored and documented.The whole Basin is a single huge water catchment, drained by only one river, the Maliau River, which flows out through a gorge in the southeast of the Basin, joining the Kuamut River and eventually the Kinabatangan, Sabah’s largest and most important river. Be astonished with the chance of seeing the diversity of mammal here, where gibbons’ call filled up the early morning and there the Red Leaf monkeys high above the canopy they are small but easily spotted for its reddish-orange color. Presently, this Maliau Basin tour involves a five-day round trek from the nearest road access. It is an all camping jungle trekking expedition, with a low-impact adventure and wildlife tourism concepts. Maliau Basin awaits those adventurous at heart to experience her enthralling wonders and be lost in its natures splendor.


Sample Itinerary:


Day 01 Kota Kinabalu – Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC)

0800 hrs Meet and pick up from your hotel/accomodation at Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy a scenic drive up the Crocker Range to Maliau Basin Study Centre. The drive takes about 6 hours 30 minutes to Maliau Basin. En route, we will drop by for lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Expected time to reach is late afternoon, where we will check-in at Maliau Basin Study Centre (Dormitory). Pygmy Elephants and wild cattle are frequently seen in this area.


1630 hrs After checking in, proceed for an easy afternoon walk at Maliau Discovery Nature Trail.


2000 hrs After dinner at MBSC, we will proceed to enjoy a night walk or night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife. Species most often encountered are th civet, wild boar , sambar deer, etc.


Day 1 Meals Provided: Lunch & Dinner


Day 02 Maliau Basin Study Centre - Agathis Camp - Nepenthes Camp


0900 hrs After breakfast, from MBSC, transfer 20 minutes to Agathis Camp and trek to Nepenthes Camp for 7.5km .

Visit Giluk Falls after checking in Nepenthes Camp.


Day 2 Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 03 Nepenthes Camp - Maliau Falls - Ginseng Camp


0900hrs: After breakfast, check out and trek through the pit of the jungle, home of the beautiful Rhododendrons, Nepenthes and Mosses.


Trek 12 KM along the lowland Dipterocarp Forests to Maliau Falls.


1400hrs: . Expected arrival at Maliau Falls. The awesome Maliau Waterfalls, the most famed and undisputed jewel in the crown of Maliau Basin. Maliau waterfall is a spectacular seven-tiered waterfall cascading over and over into Maliau River, the highest fall of which is a magnificent 28 Meters fall. Stop for lunch and rest.


Continue to trek to Ginseng Camp and check in Ginseng Camp.


Day 3 Meals Provided: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner 



Day 04 Ginseng Camp - Agathis Camp - MBSC


0900hrs: Pack up and trek to Agathis Camp and visit Ginseng Fall enroute to Agathis Camp. From AGathis Camp, be transferred to Maliau Basin Study Centre (Dorm room) where we will spend the final night of the expedition. 


Free and easy at your own leisure. 


2130hrs: Dinner at MBSC and join the night drive in search of wildlife.

Day 3 Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.


Day 05 Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC) - Keningau - Kota Kinabalu


0800hrs: Breakfast and later on depart MBSC for Keningau (approx. 3hrs drive).


1300hrs: Stop by small town Keningau for lunch . Drive back to Kota Kinabalu from Keningau .

Day 3 Meals Provided: Breakfast and Lunch .

5D4N Maliau Basin Nature Safari Expedition

  • Group Size Price Per Person (MYR)
    2-3 pax 4,750.00
    4-6 pax 4,700.00
    7-10 pax 4,650.00
    More than 10 pax

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