Arriving at the Lodge on Kinabatangan River

Trip Start Apr 28, 2012
Trip End May 17, 2012

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Flag of Malaysia  , Sabah,
Monday, May 7, 2012

travelled from Sandakan by a speedy boat across the harbour for an hour and then up the Kinabatangan River en route to the Lodge. We noticed the changes in vegetation from mangroves to palm ferns and then more typical rainforest flora and trees.
It was a joy to arrive a this resort by boat.
We were welcomed with a cold towel and a refreshing drink before settling into our room. A quick unpack and this time we were out in a long boat for a trip up the Kinabatangan River to see the wild life. We saw a great variety of birds (this is the place for twitchers) 3 out of the 8 Hornbills species, Proboscis Monkeys, Kingfisher.Back to the resort for dinner and their rule is "no sarong no dinner"....yes we did eat. I thought we looked quite cute!

We met a lovely Canadian, Leslie, who has been travelling throughout South East Asia alone for the past 3 months. She decided she wanted to do a boardwalk at night and invited us along.
With torches in hand we head off. It is very different going into the jungle after dark. We encountered a Praying Mantis, Bats and something with eyes. It was nice to get back to our room.
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