Borneo, clouded leopard quest – join me in Feb 2017?
I am looking for one or more people to join me to return to Borneo next year, currently planning for February. Guided by Mike of Adventure Alternative Borneo these guy have had success with that most sought-after of cats, the clouded leopard and this trip is tailored to give us the best chance of success by spending a lot of time on night drives in the forest of Deramakot and Danum Valley. I need one or more companions to join me to be able to make the trip affordable. Happy to room share.
Outline itinerary is:
Days 1-5: Danum and Kawag (3 and 2 nights) – entry point Lahad Datu
airport, meet by AA B driver
Days 6/7: Sukau homestay – breaks up journey between Kawag and Deramakot –
chance for flat headed cat, ground cuckoo, 2 x river cruise per day and a
visit to Gomongtong caves – good area for red leaf monkeys and orangutans
and of course smelly caves and bird nests.
Days 8-14: Deramakot, inc 2 hour night drives each night, extra time pay
cash locally to guide.
Day 15: Depart, private transfer Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu
The itinerary could be done in reverse or chopped and changed depending on others’ interests.
There will be loads of birds and mammals to see. Check out my last Borneo trip report for a taster.http://safaritalk.ne…rneo/?hl=borneo
But what makes this trip extra special is that it’s guided and we’ll do night drives to look for nocturnal mammals and birds!
Here’s a trip report from Deramakot (not mine) http://mammalwatchin… Sabah 2016.pdf
Please let me know if you are interested in joining me, as I am really keen to go!
At the moment I have been offered an opportunity to join a group of five for Deramakot at least between Feb 3 to 7 . Waiting for a price on that. Ideally I want to do two weeks or a little bit longer. If we form our own smaller group that would be ideal.