Kiulu River is ideal for those without any rafting experience, unlike many other rivers that are suitable for advanced rafting, The river is excellently positioned in Malaysia’s beautiful village, the intimate town of Kiulu.
Nested in the Kinabalu National Park, the iconic Mount Kinabalu stands at 4,095 meters above sea level. Among the sought after mountains worldwide, Mount Kinabalu is among the most accessible, being just 90km away from the Kota Kinabalu City Centre, and strategically located enroute to several districts in Sabah namely Kota Marudu, Sandakan and Tambunan.
Snorkelling, scuba diving, beach activities, water sports and picnics by the beach are some of the activities visitors can enjoy at The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Visitors will also be delighted to know that they can try the Coral Flyer zipline experience, Malaysia’s longest island-to-island zipline, that start from Gaya to Sapi Island.
Island hopping tours can be booked on the spot at the Jesselton Point jetty terminal in Kota Kinabalu. For diving activities, it is advisable to make a prior booking with a dive operator.
The Kinabatangan is a great wildlife and education escapism for all types of travelers and is family friendly too.
This is Malaysia’s second-longest river with a massive length of 560km from its source in the Southwest Sabah (Sandakan) to its outlet at the Sulu Sea, on the East Coast. A total of 26,000 ha (hectar) was gazetted as the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary under the State’s Wildlife Conservation Enactment of 1997.
Although an overnight trip is do-able, a minimum of three days is recommended to stay at the Kinabatangan. A longer stay will yield a better chance to spot this wildlife.