Excitingly, I managed to work out a great itinerary with AA Borneo for Oct 2019 for up to 6 people (including myself) and for an attractive price! Since they’re always booked over a year in advance (understandably!) I was very fortunate to book with them for 19 full days of mammal exploration at Tawau Hills, Deramakot, Kinabatang River, Danum Valley and Mt. Kinabalu, looking for all the rare, bizarre and interesting mammals of Borneo. The prime targets will be of course the clouded leopard (10 nights at Deramakot dedicated for the task), marbled cat, sun bear, bay cat (extremely difficult, but found at Tawau Hills), Hose’s civet (also very difficult but found at Tawau and Mount K), flat-headed cat, western tarsier, and anything else we can find, with our eyes out for sunda pangolin of course, tufted ground squirrel, banded linsang which has been seen more than a few times in the past year and a half or so, etc.
The itinerary is as follows:
We will meet at Tawau, and everything else will be taken care of from there until our departure from Kota Kinabalu. Tom did a great job to get a very attractive cost as well, so this is going to be a great adventure!
So far there are 3 people almost-confirmed (well, I’m confirmed + 2 more friends), with 1 more interested, so there is 2-3 more spots open. First come – first serve. Contact me via email:
Not to make you drool or anything, but 2 weeks ago they had 4 different clouded leopard sightings in a week, and on one of those leopard nights they also saw a sunda pangolin and a sunbear (yes, all in 1 night!).