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RARE MAMMAL SEARCH

Strategically located near the gate of Danum Valley Field Centre, INFAPRO is a tree nursery project base that is responsible for replanting areas of forest that has been logged in the past. This lesser-known cousin of DVFC is a gem waiting to be unfurled. Primates and birds aside, the forests of Sabah are also home to elusive and nocturnal wild cats, and the road networks in the surrounding areas of INFAPRO allow the opportunity for night safaris to discover some of these cats – leopard cat, marble cat, flat-headed cat and the Bornean clouded leopard. Other nocturnal wildlife such as Western tarsiers, slow loris, otter civet, and binturong also come out to play after the sun has gone down.

When not on a night safari, embark on a day safari into the Danum Valley Field Center nearby for walks and trail exploration of flora and fauna, observe an orangutan, or spend time swimming by the riverbank with a backdrop of giant old-growth trees.

Accommodation

Rooms with ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, hot water, and 24-hour electricity.

Food

Simple yet tasty meals. Vegetarians and special diets catered for.

Guides

When you book an INFAPRO trip with us, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Sticky Rice Travel nature guide on all your treks and night walks. Your guide will also be able to assist with organizing additional 4×4 activities such as night safaris (outside of your main itinerary; at your own expense) during your time there.

Our guide to guest ratio is 1:8 so you will be with other travelers who are booked on the same departure.

We can also accommodate private guide or specialist guide eg. birding guide requests.

7D6N Rare Mammal Search

Day 1

Depart from Lahad Datu Airport or town at 8:30am. Upon arrival 1.5 to 2 hours later, register at INFAPRO and check-in early if room is available. Settle in after an introduction and safety briefing by your guide, and enjoy lunch at noon. After lunch, spend some time relaxing before departing INFAPRO at 3pm for a safari drive towards Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC). During your drive into DVFC, test your luck at spotting wildlife along the way or your guide will point them out for you if they are out and about. Spend your afternoon exploring trails and taking in your surroundings with your guide before returning to INFAPRO for dinner before sundown at about 6pm. After dinner at 8pm, head out on a night drive in hopes of spotting nocturnal wildlife. Return back to base at around 9pm.

   Lunch / Dinner

Day 2-6

Early wake-up at 6am for departure to DVFC. Early mornings are the best time for wildlife observation – both the drive in and walks in the immediate DVFC area. At mid-morning, take a break and enjoy your packed breakfast at the eating area. Continue your morning exploration for wildlife sightings and observation before returning to INFAPRO at 11am.

Enjoy lunch at noon and spend your downtime reading, napping or simply relaxing. At 3pm, depart to DVFC on a safari drive, followed by an afternoon hike and finish off with a cool swim in the river if you’d like. At 6.30pm, go on a night walk in hopes of spotting nocturnal wildlife. Depart DVFC at 7.30pm for a slow and leisurely night drive back to INFAPRO for dinner.

After dinner, embark on our extended night drives from 10pm – 2am : ‘Rare Mammal Search’, for a chance to spot tarsiers, slow loris, Bornean clouded leopard.

  Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7

Spend another morning at DVFC before your departure – early wake-up at 6am for departure to DVFC. Spend the morning trekking and searching for wildlife such as orangutans and red leaf langurs before returning at mid-morning for breakfast. Spend the remainder of your time relaxing before checking out. Picked up by your driver for transfer out to Lahad Datu at noon.

Breakfast

Included

Return land transfers in an air-cond vehicle (based on private), accommodation and meals as stated in the program, nature guides and all activities (based on private) at Danum Valley Field Centre and Infapro, all entrance and conservation fees and extended night drives from 10pm – 2am ‘Rare Mammals Search’.

Excluded

International flights, connecting domestic airfares, Visa fees (if any), juices, carbonated & alcoholic drinks, and meals not specified in the program, travel insurance, personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry etc.), tips or gratuities for guides.

What to Bring?

Headlamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binocular, dry bag, swimwear, walking shoes, money (no ATM), comfortable trekking pack, water bottle, toiletries, basic first aid kit.

Departure

Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. If you are a solo traveler, no worries, just let us know and we can assist in avoiding single supplement surcharge.

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