NatureArt Lab

SABAH MALAYSIAN BORNEO NATURE TOUR: 1-13 April 2021 - $6,200. Bookings now open - secure your place with a deposit of $1,500!

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This exclusive, custom-designed nature tour by NatureArt Lab and Adventure Alternative Borneo (AAB) in 2021 is for nature artists, photographers and naturalists to experience one of the region's best wildlife destinations - Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.

Experience the best of unspoilt nature and see the iconic wildlife of Borneo including Orang-utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and dozens of other mammal species in their natural habitat; watch the giant hornbills and listen to them calling across the forests, and see iridescent butterflies fluttering along river corridors. Explore Sabah’s unique vegetation including many species of fascinating pitcher plants, giant Rafflesia flowers, sprays of ferns and colourful orchids sprouting from towering rainforest trees. Insect life is prolific and includes the spectacular Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing among hundreds of other butterfly species, fascinating beetles, praying mantids and katydids.

Visit Sabah’s best wildlife-viewing destinations with us including: 

  • Ramsar Wetlands, Kota Kinabalu
  • World Heritage Site of spectacular Mount Kinabalu National Park
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok
  • Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sepilok
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok
  • Kinabatangan River
  • Gomantong Caves
  • Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Whether it’s botany, entomology, birds or mammals this tour will provide a spectacular program for art or photography inspired by nature. Sabah has excellent infrastructure and accommodation, and is well set up to cater for wildlife tourism. English is widely spoken, the food is excellent and the wildlife superb. Accommodation includes comfortable high-end lodges on a twin share basis.

Artists can enjoy relaxed sketching and afternoon painting workshops at each of our destinations. Photographers will have opportunities for photo editing and mini-workshops throughout the tour, with support from experienced nature photographer and scientist Damien Esquerre. Partners and accompanying friends will be equally catered for throughout the trip. Participants may also have the opportunity to support a local conservation program during the visit - details to be confirmed.

Guest Artist: Catherine Hamilton - 

Guest Photographer: Damien Esquerre - 

Tour Dates: 1-13 April 2021 (to be confirmed once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted).

Itinerary plus terms and conditions: available on request at:

Tour price ~ AUD$6,200.00* inclusions:

  • breakfasts, lunches and dinners for 13 days
  • quality accommodation at all locations including inside the World Heritage Mount Kinabalu National Park
  • all in-country transport
  • guided spotlighting walks - mornings, afternoons and night walks
  • night drive safaris at Tabin Nature Reserve
  • nature journaling and art workshops
  • photography workshops and mentoring
  • professional local guides
  • accompanied by scientists with Borneo experience

Flights can be arranged separately through Jamison Travel, our nominated travel agent. Return airfares are approximately $1,000.00 return depending on airlines and offers.  

*The final tour price may vary depending on the number of participants. Limited single supplements are available at $1,000.00. Please contact us at info@natureartlab to confirm availability prior to booking.  

Insurance is required by all participants.

NatureArt Lab will host an information session for participants prior to departure.


artists with paintingsGiant RafflesiaBoat on the Kinabatangan River

Images: Julia and Alan Landford

Image: Orangutan cover photo - Damien Esquerre