Nature explorers will simply love the Maliau Basin as it is an excellent site for jungle trekking and bird watching. It contains an unusual assemblage of 12 forest types, comprising mainly of lower montane forest dominated by majestic Agathis trees, rare montane heath forest and lowland, and hill dipterocarp forest. The highlight of the adventure is to trek the majestic 7 tiers Maliau Falls.

Maliau Basin Waterfall
Maliau Basin Waterfall

The diverse ecosystem makes an excellent jungle experience. At night, visitors may also take a night drive for wildlife spotting. Water babies can also take a dip in the beautiful waterfall.

Keen visitors must, however, obtain permission to enter the Maliau Basin in advance from Yayasan Sabah. Also bear in mind that Maliau Basin is in a remote, atavistic and isolated area with limited access, communications and safety facilities.

Pre-arrangement with local tour operator is advised. The Maliau Basin expedition tour is usually packaged for 4 days 3 nights or 5 days 4 nights with physical requirement range from medium to strenuous.


Further Contact

Borneo Refugia Adventure Sdn Bhd
Level 12, Tun Mustapha Tower
Likas Bay, Jalan Sulaman
88817 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia

Last reviewed: February 2, 2021