The Kinabatangan River is a river in Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It is the second longest stream in Malaysia, with a length of 560 kilometers from its headwaters in the mountains of southwest Sabah, to its outlet at the Sulu Sea, east of Sandakan. It is a part of the Sukau-Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. The delightful waterway offers awesome chances to see astonishing wildlife. Water takes in a central position, you can go by boat if you are looking for wildlife. Amid a visit, you may experience a colossal assortment of creatures. There are various little towns along the waterway; regularly framing the beginning stage for sightseers that visit the territory. Bilit is such a town; from here boats to lodges in the area leave. There are a few hotels that oblige travelers; the greater part of them in and close-by the residential community of Sukau (the tourist “center” inside the Kinabatangan range). Kinabatangan River is a standout amongst the most famous destinations inside Sabah; here you can spot uncommon creatures like orangutans, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, elephants, snakes, creepy crawlies and numerous winged animal species, for example, assortments of the kingfisher and the hornbill.
How to Get Here?
There is every day non-stop flights from Kota Kinabalu town to the city of Sandakan in the eastern piece of Sabah. From Sandakan Airport, you can organize transport to the Kinabatangan River. The drive takes around four hours, depending on the weather. During rainfall travel almost comes to a complete standstill as many cars are not able to move through the thick mud. Be sure to drive with a four-wheel drive car.
As the trip to the river will take a while, it is prudent to take the most punctual flight conceivable or to arrive the prior night so you can withdraw at a young hour in the morning from your inn in Sandakan.
It is anything but difficult to mastermind an excursion to the Kinabatangan River in advance. There are various travel associations that offer excursions to Sabah, particularly to the Kinabatangan territory.