In the centre of the mangrove forests of Semawang is the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, where you can see Borneo’s indigenous proboscis monkeys. This privately-owned sanctuary located within an oil palm estate gives you the chance to observe these animals up close and personal.

The remarkable males sport big dangling noses, reddish flat-top hairstyles, white tails and markings, and pot bellies. The females on the other hand, are much smaller and have up-turned noses.

Take a night tour for a chance to see wild boars, flying squirrels, fireflies and crocodiles. The sanctuary also has a lodge with air conditioned twin or double rooms, family chalet and dormitories for those who wish to stay overnight.

The sanctuary also provides transfers, day trips and overnight stays. You can also go through a local tour operator.

Further Contact

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,
Yet Hing Oil Palm Estate,
Off Jalan Labuk, Sandakan.

Last reviewed: June 4, 2020