Thursday, January 10, 2013

Borneo – An Adventure and Nature Lover’s Paradise

Borneo offers travellers many scenic panoramas and is a captivating place full of exciting adventures waiting to be discovered. When visitors go on Borneo holidays, they return with fond memories of the amazing sights and sounds of nature at its finest.

Visiting Borneo is like stepping back in time to a world filled with natural, green, lush plants and Borneo holidaysinteresting wild animal life. Leaving modern-day life behind and going on an adventure is one of the biggest attractions travellers find when they visit fascinating Borneo.

Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It is divided into two main sections. A smaller northern section is owned by Malaysia. The rest of the island, nearly 75 percent of it, is owned by Indonesia. Traversing the beautiful landscape of Borneo provides many exciting and diverse opportunities for lovers of nature and for adventure enthusiasts.

The Best Places in Borneo to See Wildlife

There are places in Borneo that lovers of wildlife simply cannot miss. One of the most popular of these places is Sepilok. This is where visitors can see the gentle orang-utans which are now an endangered species. There are only two places left in the world to find wild orang-utans and those are Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia.

To see an amazing variety of wildlife, Kinabatangan is famous for its many interesting species. Visitors can see the proboscis monkey, the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Asian elephant in the wild in Kinabatangan.

Another fascinating site is called Turtle Island. Visitors are thrilled by this sanctuary for the endangered hawksbill and green turtles. Turtles usually come ashore at dusk and if visitors are lucky, they might even see baby turtles hatching. Remember your camera; making memories comes naturally when travellers embark on fascinating Borneo holidays and you’ll want to remember them.