Kubah National Park & Matang Wildlife Center
This two in one tour will show you the type of forest the rehabilitation team at Matang Wildlife Center reprogram the mistreated and orphaned Orangutans that now live within the protection of the center. Although you will be unable to see any of the rehabilitation work in action the forest gives a great insight to their world. Kubah National Park is situated 35k outside of Kuching. This relatively small park offering crystal clear streams and many small waterfalls and pools. The park is shaded by a mixed dipterocarp forest, but also has a wide selections of palms and orchids. The wildlife in the park tends to stay deep within the forest, bearded pig, mouse deer, black hornbills and many species of amphibians and reptiles tend to keep away from the gaze of humans However, you never know what secrets the park might reveal.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeDiscovery, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking
Activity Level Moderate
Our first port of call is Matang Wildlife Centre, situated at the western corner of Kubah National Park and consists of 179 hectares of lowland forest. The center is responsible for rescuing and helping a wide variety of animals back into the wild. Their enclosures, created to simulate their natural environment have the rainforests of Kubah as their backdrop. The animals undergoing rehabilitation include Orangutans, Sun Bears, Bear Cats, Civet Cats, Sambar Deer, Porcupines, Crocodiles and more. A large aviary houses a variety of Hornbills, as well as Brahminy kites and Sea Eagles
Next, hike with your guide along the nature trails of Kubah National Park passing through some of the most impressive rainforest scenery in Sarawak. Along the way, you will pass an array of fascinating plants. Some of the species on the trail might include some of Borneo’s rarest plants, along with Orchids, Pitcher plants and colourful birds along the way. Arrival at the impressive clear, freshwater waterfall will signify lunchtime, where we will take our lunch before making our way back to the city.
- Land Transfers (Surcharge applies for hotel pickups outside of Kuching City)
- Entrance Fee’s into both parks
- An English speaking host/leader
- Drinking Water
- Picnic Lunch
- Alcoholic or canned beverages
- All other items not listed above
- Gratuities to Local Staff (at your discretion)