Bako National Park

Seven distinct ecosystems, an extensive jungle trail system plus superb wildlife viewing opportunities make Bako the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forests and wildlife. Bako covers an area of 27 sq km and is readily accessible from Kuching. Despite its relatively small size, at Bako it is possible to view nearly every type of vegetation found in Borneo. The park’s different ecosystems – mixed dipterocarp forest, mangrove forest, beach vegetation, cliff vegetation, Kerangas or heath forest, padang or grasslands and peat swamp forest – are accessible via a network of trekking trails and plankwalks. Bako is one of the best places in Malaysia for wildlife experiences. It is Sarawak’s oldest national park and was gazetted in 1957. The animals at Bako are therefore used to humans. As a result visitors are almost guaranteed to see wildlife. Commonly seen wildlife includes the proboscis monkey which is endemic to Borneo, silver-leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques, monitor lizards, bearded pigs and a variety of birdlife. Although it is possible to see much of what Bako has to offer in a day trip, an overnight stay is highly recommended.

  • Sea stack near Telok Pandan Kecil, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia.
    Kuching Excursions

    Bako National Park 2D1N

    Bako is one of the best national parks in Malaysia to see wildlife in a natural setting and experience the rainforest via a network of trekking trails.

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  • Iban Man
    Sarawak & Sabah

    Borneo Discovery 11D10N

    11 days / 10 nights Malaysian Borneo tour covering Kuching, Bako, Nanga Sumpa longhouse, Mulu Caves, KK, Kinabalu Park, Sepilok and Kinabatangan River.

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  • Longboat ride at Ulu Ai , Sarawak, Malaysia
    Sarawak Itineraries

    Sarawak Wildlife & Culture 6D5N

    6 days / 5 nights tour that takes in the best attractions around Kuching including Semenggoh Orangutan, Bako National Park and Nanga Sumpa at Batang Ai.

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