Day 1: KOTA KINABALU / MBSC
Depart overland from Kota Kinabalu to Maliau Basin via Keningau (approx. 155 km: 5 hours).
Arrival at Maliau Basin Security Gate / Shell Maliau Basin Reception and Information Building (SMRIB).
Short Tour and Briefing At SMRIB (gallery).
Proceed overland To Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC) (approx. 27 km: 1 hour).
Arrival at MBSC.
- Register and check In.
Free and Easy.
Video show (30 Minutes).
- Rest and overnight at MBSC.
(Lunch & Dinner)
Day 2: OBSERVATION TOWER / SKY BRIDGE / NIGHT DRIVE
Wake up by the call of the Borneon Gibbon as part of the morning chorus in the rainforest.
Proceed to the Sky Bridge, the 4-storey Maliau Rim Observation Tower & visit Around Study Centre.
Free and Easy.
Night Drive or Night Walk in search of nocturnal animals (Dependent on Weather).
Rest and overnight at MBSC.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 3: MSBC / DEPARTURE OUT
Depart by road to Maliau Basin Security Gate.
Depart overland back to Kota Kinabalu via Keningau.
- End of Tour
(Breakfast & Lunch)
DEGREE OF ADVENTURE: Easy
LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS: Suitable for most people in reasonably good health.
NOTE: Above excursion can be arranged for ex-Tawau (starts and ends in Tawau); starts in KK and ends in Tawau, or vice versa.
Package Inclusive of:
- Kota Kinabalu to Maliau Basin return land transfer
- 2 Nights Hostel accommodation at Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC)
- Rangers service
- Administrative, Conservation & Permit
- Sky Bridge & Observation Tower
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
• Special permission is needed and separate charges are levied for professional photography or filming.
• Guest is to be accompanied by guide at all times and not allowed to wander on their own.
Checklist for Trekkers
1. A compass or Global Positioning System (GPS)-Maliau Basin map given upon request.
2. Personal First Aid Kit (anti malaria pills as a preventive measure)
3. Whistle and Pocket knife
4. Sleeping bag and Insect Repellent
5. Flaslight (spare bulb and extra batteries)
6. Camera (extra films and batteries)
7. Leech socks and extra socks
8. Hat and Rain Coat
9. Long Sleeved T-Shirts (Maliau is cool at night) and towels that can dry fast
10. Extra pants
11. Slipper, Trekker Boots or “Adidas” Shoes (useful when trekking on slippery trails)
12. Spare Plastic Bags (to store camera in case of rain and to pack clothing in plastic bags before putting it in inside backpack)
13. Drinking Water
14. Garbage Bag (useful protective shield from rain)
15. Heavy Duty Backpack-guests are encourage to carry their own backpack
16. Matches / Lighter and Candles
17. Personal Toiletries (tooth brush, paste, body soap, shampoo, toilet paper and etc)
18. Personal Items (plastic food container i.e. lunch box, fork, spoon and cup)
19. High energy snacks food e.g. chocolate nuts and etc
Do’s and Don’t’s
• No hunting is allowed. Fire arms are absolutely forbidden
• No collecting or trapping of any plant or animal specimens
• No slashing of vegetation or cutting of new trails
• No graffiti on rocks or trees
• All litter / rubbish must be brought out
• Visitors must only stay in the designated campsites
• Campfires can be lit only under the supervision of Rangers