ocated on the Klias Peninsula is the Klias Wetland, a Mangrove Forest Reserve. With the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey gaining as much popularity with the tourists as the orang utan, the Klias Wetland with its large proboscis population is fast becoming the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah.
These tree-dwelling animals normally hunt for food in the evenings so many boat cruises depart the Kota Klias jetty at around 3.00pm.Other riverside residents that may be spotted are macaques, crocodiles, monitor lizards, tree snakes and birds such as the eagle.
Back on the jetty, enjoy a natural light show when hundreds of fireflies put on a glowing performance for your benefit.
|Pick up from hotel for Beaufort, 2 hours overland journey to the Southern part of Sabah. Arrive at Klias River Lodge, a few kilometers away from the busy highway and enjoy the serene beauty of the mangrove swamps forest.
|Board a river cruise in search of wildlife. Proboscis monkey can be spotted most of the time in the trees feeding on young leaves, shoots, sour fruits and seeds. Among others, you will have the opportunity to observe Macaque monkey, the rare Silver Langur, and a variety of birds.
|Enjoy a short cruise to the swamp area to catch a glimpse of the fireflies decorating the mangrove trees.
|Dinner will be served at the jetty.
|Return back to Kota Kinabalu.