2 independent reviews for Sabah & Sarawak holiday in Borneo

Reviews for Sabah & Sarawak holiday in Borneo

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review 20 Sep 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It would have to be watching newly hatched baby turtles on the beach at sunset on Seligan Island or the wild orangutan mother and baby on the walk to the Gomatong Caves.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared to dress for all weathers from heavy rain to bright sunshine.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes - wildlife tourism provides local people with an alternative source of employment and income which in turn means they don't have to cut down their rainforest.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was an amazing wildlife adventure - I feel very fortunate to have seen freshly hatched baby green turtles and wild orangutans which could become extinct in our life time if we do not do something to save their habitat. Local people were welcoming and very friendly. I could not find fault with our trip.

review 29 Sep 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were many memorable moments. Too few to fully list out! One destination was the Gomantong Birdnest Caves. The main cave tests all your senses. Certainly a location for the next Indiana Jones film, not for flip-flop wearing tourists!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The weather and conditions will change, so it's worth having a range of footwear and clothing to suit whatever might happen. To get the best out of everything it's important to be prompt and prepared. The organisation was very good, so put any cares or concerns to one side and sit back and enjoy.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

To a degree yes. That said, there is clearly a growing demand from tourists and travel organisations to develop this type of travel-destination in a greater way, and this will be a problem. We spoke with a guide who had grown up locally and his life and career had definitely benefited.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Almost everything exceeded my expectations, so, very good, and hassle free.

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