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Bako National Park/Sarawak

Bako National Park

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Location

About 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Kuching.

When to go

All year round. Good birding months are between September and March.

Access

Overland from Kuching to a small fishing village, Kampung Bako. Then by boat to the park. Timings of the short sea crossing are dependant on the tides (expect rough seas between November and February).

Permits

Required. Accommodation needs to be arranged with the National Parks office (Kuching). Park permits and boat transfers can be arranged at Kampung Bako itself.

Equipment

Light clothing, swimming gear and sun gear (some of the coastal trails can be very open and exposed).

Facilities

Information center, simple chalets, dorms & campsites, restaurant. Signposted trails.

Nature

Mangroves and small areas of nice freshwater swamps, kerangas (heath) vegetation and lowland forest. Primates (e.g., macaques, langurs, proboscis monkeys). Flying lemurs (Collugo) at night.

Visitor Activities

Trekking, wildlife watching, botanising, snorkeling (Pulau Lakei & Teluk Limau) and swimming.

Further information

Updated: Feb 2002

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