Maliau Basin

Maliau Basin “Lost World of Sabah,borneo.”


Highlight:- Agathis Camp, Night Safari, Camel Trophy Camp, Giluk Falls (optional), Luba Camp, Maliau Basin Falls.

Day 01 (Kota Kinabalu - Tawau - Agathis Camp)

Meet/greet at Tawau airport/hotel and proceed on 4-wheel drive to the Maliau Basin Security Gate, 180km away. Weather permitting; the journey via Kalabakan will take about 5 hours. Settle in Agathis Camp.
After dinner, weather permitting, go on a night drive in search of nocturnal animals, possible encounter/sightings of Sambar deers, bearded pigs, Malay civets, flying squirrels, porcupine and Borneo wild ox, the Banteng or “Tembadau”.

Day 02(Agathis Camp - Camel Trophy Camp)
Wake up by the call of Borneo Gibbon as part of the morning chorus in the rain forest. After breakfast start the day trekking into the Basin for Camel Trophy. The trek will go through a steep ascend of the formidable Maliau Basin escarpment. And into the gentle slope of inner Basin. Vegetation vary from the lowland forest to the heath forest. Trekking will take around 5 to 7 hours depending on one’s fitness.
At Camel Trophy Camp you may also trek to the spectacular Takob-Akob falls (100m or 10-story high) which is about 2 hours away from Camel Trophy Camp. Dinner and settle in for the night.

Day 03(Camel Trophy Camp - Lobah Camp)

After breakfast, trek up and down through forests to reach the Lobah Camp, about 8 km away (about 5 hours). The first few kilometers upon entering the heath forest discover the abundance of Nepenthes plants and wild orchids.
At the helipad near Lobah Camp, enjoy the panoramic view of the Maliau Basin. Descend to Maliau Falls and have picnic there. Back to Luba Camp for dinner.

Day 04 (Lobah Camp - Agathis Camp)
After breakfast, trek along the forest making a loop back to the Agathis Camp. This will take about 6 to 8 hours. Settle in at the Agathis Camp.

Day 05 (Agathis Camp – Tawau)

After breakfast, drive back to Tawau for departure flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Tour Cost Includes

• Return overland transfers from Tawau to Maliau
• Guide & Forest Ranger in Maliau Basin Conservation Area
• 3 meals a day
• Rental of VHF Radio
• Conservation Fees
• Fees for campsites and facilities
• Simple first Aid.

Tour Cost Excludes
• All flights and airport taxes
• Insurance
• Meals outside jungles.
• Emergency evacuation
• One free Mountain hiking training.

It Is for me?

For the trek on this trip the general rule is the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. The climb is pretty strenuous as we walk through hilly terrain with our back packs and the temperature is often hot and muggy. MMG recommend that you undertake regular aerobic activities in one months before you trekking, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest. This trip is advisable to join MMG organize training trip before join the trip.


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