Kinabatangan

District of Sandakan

Kinabatangan is a district located in Sandakan Division, the most exceptional areas on the island of Borneo. It known as the longest river in Sabah and the most majestic river with the length up to 560km from its headwaters in the mountains of southwest Sabah to the Sulu Sea on the east coast.

The nearby Kinabatangan River is an area with tropical lowland rainforest vegetation and ecosystems. The area is wet and humid and the swampy lowlands are home to Borneo’s indigenous Proboscis Monkey. However, this provide sanctuary for a population of saltwater crocodiles. Kinabatangan river contain some of Borneo’s highest concentrations of wildlife.

The area is also well-known for its great variety of birdlife. The smaller Menanggol River which is a tributary of the main river is really exciting to explore by boat as it is very narrow in parts and you are quite close to the banks. This tropical flora n fauna abound, turning the area into the best spot for nature lovers.