With steep, rocky cliffs punctuated by deep bays, white sandy beaches, and a mangrove-fringed coastline, Bako National Park is Sarawak’s oldest national park and a nature lover’s paradise. Bako offers opportunities to spot a diverse range of wildlife, including bearded pigs, sambar deer, macaques, and 150 species of birds. However, the stars of the park are the endangered proboscis monkeys, named for their prominent nose, who forage in groups for mangrove leaves. When you are not out wildlife-watching, you can swim in jungle streams or at isolated sandy coves, and hike through terrain that takes in rainforest, mangrove and kerangas, with pitcher plants easily visible on some terrains.
Location: Sarawak, Borneo