Sabah, Malaysian Borneo: 24 October - 5 November 2020 - $6,200. Bookings now open - secure your place with a deposit of $1,500!
This exclusive, custom-designed tour by NatureArt Lab and Adventure Alternative Borneo (AAB) in 2020 is for nature artists, photographers and naturalists to experience one of the region's best wildlife destinations - Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.
Internationally renowned for its animal and plant attractions, Sabah is justifiably famous for its Orang-utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and dozens of other mammal species; amazing birdlife including 10 species of giant hornbill, nine species of pitta (truly the jewels of the rainforest) and the amazing Bristlehead. Sabah’s unique vegetation features pitcher plants, giant Rafflesia flowers and 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.
Our tour will focus on four of Sabah’s best wildlife-viewing areas. We will take you to the World Heritage Site of spectacular Mount Kinabalu, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Rainforest Discovery Centre, plus the mighty Kinabatangan River to see orangutan and proboscis monkeys in the wild, and the Ramsar Wetlands Reserves at Tabin - an unspoilt wildlife destination with an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Whether it’s botany, entomology, birds or mammals this tour will provide a spectacular program for art or photography inspired by nature. Itineraries are available on request at: email@example.com
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.
The tour price ~ AUD$6,200.00 includes all meals, quality accommodation, in-country transport and spotlighting walks, night drive safaris, nature journaling, photography workshops and professional local and Australian guides. Final price may vary slightly depending on the number of participants. A maximum of 13 places are available. Experience the wildlife trip of a lifetime!
Flights can be arranged separately through Jamison Travel, our nominated travel agent. Prices may be around $1,000.00 return depending on airlines and offers.
Limited single supplements are available at $1,000.00. Please contact us at info@natureartlab to confirm availability prior to booking.
Full details including terms and conditions are available separately.
Insurance is required by all participants.
NatureArt Lab will host an information session for participants prior to departure.
Image: Mount Kinabalu National Park - Photography by Julia and Alan Landford