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Q & A: Visiting Borneo

Borneo has it all; pristine beaches, lush rain forest, abundant wildlife and a whole range of activities. Here's everything you need to know if you're planning a trip to the world's third largest island.

Best Time to Visit Borneo

If you're thinking of visiting Borneo the start of the dry season (if you can have one in the rainforest) is May and opens the window to the best time to visit the country's wildlife areas. Towards the end of May it's the start of the fruiting season, which is the ideal time to see orangutans and ot…

Hotel Review: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

One of our most popular hotels in Borneo, Borneo Rainforest Lodge, is reopening in December after extensive refurbishment works to the property. Six of the deluxe chalets are also being upgraded and these works will be completed in April 2018, ensuring that one of the region’s most luxurious places to stay is even more so. Our South East Asia specialist Nathan visited the lodge last year, and he describes his stay below.

Sarawak to Sabah - Nigel explores Borneo

It has been a busy, but interesting time in Batang Ai, Sarawak. My base was Nanga Sumpa, a large village with 23 different families all living in one longhouse. I enjoyed a couple of days trekking through the jungle and exploring the surrounding river system by longboat. My boatman would stop on the…

Nigel arrives in Borneo

After flying for 14 hours I have made it to the tropical island of Borneo. The third-biggest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea. The island is divided between Malaysian Borneo, Brunei and the Indonesian region of Kalimatan. Borneo has two states - Sarawak and Sabah where I'll be spen…

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