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The Wilds of Borneo: Orangutans & Beyond

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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming Borneo Adventure or just want to learn more about this lush island, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of helpful resources, from wildlife and weather guides to compelling first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our most frequently asked questions about Borneo's orangutans, wildlife, accommodations, climate and more.
Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about orangutans, sun bears, pygmy elephants and other breathtaking animals you'll encounter in the wilds of Borneo. 
Bornean Orangutan Trivia

Bornean Orangutan Trivia

Take our quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about Borneo's most famous primate!
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the typical weather conditions in Borneo in this month by month breakdown of average temperatures and rainfall.
Packing List

Packing List

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your rain forest adventure. 
Travel Stories & Articles
Traveler Story: Green Sea Turtles Hatching in Borneo

Traveler Story: Green Sea Turtles Hatching in Borneo

—By Jaime Lozano
The trip to Borneo was spectacular, and we enjoyed every minute. The orangutans were special, the insects out of this world, and the birds gave us a show every time, but the highlight of our trip was...
Wildlife Photos: Borneo's Up-Close Encounters

Wildlife Photos: Borneo's Up-Close Encounters

—By Kelley Ashford
Kelley Ashford's journey took her to the Kinabatangan River, the largest and longest river in the Malaysian state of Sabah, and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, which is...
Big Adventure on a Wild Island

Big Adventure on a Wild Island

—By Brad Josephs 
The high-pitched calls of gibbons echo through the steamy valley and send chills down my spine. Gibbons live only in intact old-growth forests like this one in Danum Valley, deep in one of Asia’s most pristine wilderness regions. From our base...
A Lifelong Love of Orangutans

A Lifelong Love of Orangutans

—By Lauren Deeley 
I’m pretty sure my binoculars levitated to my face. I have no memory of holding them there but with what I can only describe as miraculous precision, the first thing I see is a massive, male orangutan lazing about in the branches. We watched him for what...
Nature Paradise & Conservation Awaits in Borneo: Top Wildlife Photos

Nature Paradise & Conservation Awaits in Borneo: Top Wildlife Photos

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Borneo, perhaps one of the last true nature paradise destinations, also happens to be the third largest island in the world and...
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