Kipandi Butterfly Park is situated in the Crocker Range, around 22 miles (35.4 km) from Kota Kinabalu city, in Moyog, Penampang. Arranged at an elevation of around 2300 feet (700 m), Kipandi Butterfly Park is a wonderful tropical woods loaded with the tunes of bugs and flying creatures with beautiful butterflies shuddering around. It is an incredible spot to unwind in the cool invigorating quality of the Crocker Range and to take photos of the wonderful butterflies, orchids, extraordinary blossoming plants and the uncommon creepy crawly’s gathering. More than a hundred butterfly’s animal varieties have been recorded here.
The Butterfly Garden is the fundamental fascination of this park and in this garden, the rarest butterflies’ species, for example, the Rajah Brooks and brilliant birdwings are breed and discharge into the encompassing woods. The butterfly garden is additionally a decent place to photo the butterflies in their characteristic surroundings, as it is an encased patio nursery.
The Insect Museum won’t disillusion the creepy crawlies’ beau as the insectarium has more than 500 butterflies and more than 3000 bugs in its accumulation. In the gathering, are numerous uncommon and endemic creepy crawlies’ species, which must be found in the Crocker Range.
In the Native Plants & Orchid Garden, you can see some of the rare and endangered orchids and pitcher plants of Sabah. In this botanical collection, there are more than 500 species of native orchids, 28 species of carnivorous pitcher plants (Nepenthes), 40 species of Hoyas (wax flowers) and five species of lipstick flowers (Aeschynanthus) and many other native plants, which are only found in Borneo on display.
The park is located in Moyog, Penampang about 22 miles (35.4 km) from Kota Kinabalu city.
For more information and details, contact the local travel agent or the park owner i.e. Kipandi Entomofauna Ecotours Sdn Bhd. (Tel: 088-232015, 016-8380100, 013-8739092 ; Fax: 088-235015)
You can also visit their website at www.kipandi.com for more information.
There is a ½ day tour to the park you can take, which include hotel pickup and drop-off, park tour, jungle tracking, plants watching, bird watching, insects watching and ended with a standard Malaysian lunch or dinner.