Most visitors to Taiwan stay in Taipei, the bustling, progressive capital of Taiwan. Yet most of the island is covered by rugged mountains and thick forests. The Taroko National Park on the Eastern coast of the island is a great place to explore the nature of Taiwan, with the Taroko Gorge at the heart of the park! … Continue reading
Orangutan in Sepilok, Borneo, watching those funny humans
Seeing the orangutan at the rehabilitation center of Sepilok in Northern Borneo, Malaysia, is an amazing experience. Seeing them feed, play and observe you – while you observe them – left little doubt in my mind that they are our closest cousins with 97 shared DNA.
To plan your own encounter with orangutans, check out my Destination Guide Kota Kinabalu!
The orangutans share 97% of our human DNA, making them our close relatives, and the best place to see them is on Borneo. You can see them in the wild at the Semenggoh Wildlife Center, where orphaned or injured orangutans are rehabilitated and released into the wild! It’s a fantastic experience and easier than most adventures to see exotic wildlife.
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure to Borneo!
If you want to explore rare wildlife in remote valleys, hike sacred mountains, go island hopping and relax on a beach, all on one trip, than Kota Kinabalu in Northern Borneo is a great base to explore all that Sabah has to offer! You can see orang utans in the wild, hike Mount Kinabalu and explore the remote Danum Valley, … Continue reading
Borneo is called the “last frontier” and it has the wildlife to prove it! The proboscis monkeys are only found on Borneo. And while they are hard to find, they are easy to identify with the pronounced nose. They love the leaves of certain trees and thanks to our knowledgeable guides, we were able to spot them several times in Bako National Park.
Check out my Guide to Kuching to plan your own wildlife adventure on Borneo!
If you want to explore the last frontier and see the wildlife of Borneo, Kuching, the capital of Sarawak in the South of Borneo, is a great base. You can see orang utans, unique proboscis or silver leaf monkeys or explore Borneo’s culture at the traditional longhouses. And it’s easier to do as an independent traveler than most exotic wildlife … Continue reading
What makes Etosha National Park so unique is that the wildlife watching is focused on the water holes the animals come to in this very dry park, so you can sit quietly and watch the animals, without having to rush around in a jeep like on other safaris. And it’s especially beautiful and peaceful at sunset – it’s a sight I’ll never forget!
Namibia is one of the least populated countries on Earth and the Sossusvlei desert is the most remote region I have ever visited. It’s strikingly beautiful and very much worth the effort! I went as part of my Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure and highly recommend the trip!
One of my favorite national parks in the US is Yellowstone – from the reliable geysir Old Faithful to wildlife next to the roadside, there is so much to see, you’ll be sure to create memories for a lifetime! Read my review of Yellowstone for more photos and stories!
Borneo still offers unspoiled nature and wildlife to explore at your own pace. In Bako National Park in Sarawak, Southern Borneo, I got as close to the wildlife as I was comfortable!
Borneo is easier to reach and less expensvie than it sounds and the head hunters are long gone – so check it out, before the crowds arrive!