We meet up with all the participants at Sandakan Airport in Sabah, Malaysia in afternoon 3PM. We proceed to 2.5-hour drive in a comfortable air-con van to accommodation for the night. Dinner at accommodation.
DAY 2 & 3 (whole day)
We will be boarding the boat early morning at 6AM. Breakfast will be taken on board so you can have it anytime you want.
As this period is the flowering/fruiting season, you will get to see many different kinds of birds nesting; Such as the Red-and-black Broadbill, Yellow-and-black Broadbill, Malaysian Blue-flycatcher and more…
Raptors will be circling the sky as the morning heats up and the largest of the living reptiles, the Saltwater Crocodile will be basking in the sun on the shores of the river. Hornbills will be happily hoping around the fruiting trees with many fruits collected in its beak (or lizards).
By 11AM, we will be heading back to the accommodation for lunch and rest.
1 HR PHOTO REVIEW & PHOTO WORKSHOP SESSION AFTER LUNCH, EVERY DAY.
We set off on boat again in the late afternoon at around 3PM for Pygmy Elephants and Primates that usually gather in big groups towards the evening to feed. Proboscis Monkeys, Pig-tailed Macaques, Long-tailed Macaques are the nosier bunch that you will get to encounter on the trees along the river. We may also chance upon the more elusive Silvered Langur and Maroon Langur. If we are lucky, we may get to see the Orangutan constructing their nest for the night to sleep.
DAY 4 (half day)
We will be heading out again on boat in the morning at 6AM until 10AM to photo shoot the diverse wildlife of the Kinabatangan River before heading back to accommodation for checking out. In total, we would go on 5 boat trips if the weather permits..
We will then proceed to 2.5-hour drive on van to airport, homeward bound!
AFTER THE TRIP
We will organized a final session at C.S.Ling’s photo studio with your final set of edited photos for another round of critic and improvement session. Food and drinks will be provided. : )