Bako National Park is located approximately 40km from the capital city of kuching, it can be reached by a 40 minute drive from Kuching, followed by a 40 minute boat ride. You will be able to see long stretch of sandy beaches, rocky headlands with unique arches and seastacks coloured patternsthat were formed by iron deposition over millions of years and an abundant of tropical rainforest all within the vicinity of this small park.
The park is a unique botanical treasure house that contains almost every type of plant life found in Borneo, with over 25 distinct types of vegetation. Bako is home to approximately 150 endangered proboscis monkeys, which are endemic to Borneo, and has been called “the best place to see proboscis monkeys in Sarawak”. Other animals include the long-tailed macaque, silvered langur, plantain squirrel, Bornean bearded pig, monitor lizards, and otters. All of these are present in the forest as well as near camp headquarters on Telok Assam beach.
Bako is a fascinating place for bird watching, with over 150 species recorded. Bako’s nocturnal creatures include the colugo, pangolin, mouse deer, various species of fruit eating and insect eating bats, tarsier, slow loris, and palm civet cat.
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