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Bako National Park boats

Bako National Park boats at low tide

Bako National Park boats

Bako National Park boats moor at low tide off the coast of this stunning national park in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Boats are the only way to get to this incredible place. Bako is on a penninsula on the island, but there is no way to drive to the gates of the park due to impenetrable jungle.

It can only be reached by boat up a river after a 50 minute bus ride from Kuching, which is the capital of Sarawak. Keep your eyes out for crocodiles and eagles as you zoom up the river. Once you are dropped off you are immediately reminded of the movie Castaway or the show Lost as it is as close to a deserted jungle island that I have ever seen.

As soon as I was dropped off, there were eagles flying, bearded pigs sauntering around, and proboscis monkeys in the trees. I could not wait to hike the trails and explore the deep jungles. I only wish I had more time. I would definitely stay two maybe three days the next time I come to Borneo.

Check out my complete posts on Bako here:

Exploring Bako National Park

Proboscis monkey photo essay

Bako National Park photo essay

Getting to Bako National Park

Adventure on!


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