Another unique eco-tourism destination for you to explore in Sabah.
Take a leisurely boat cruise along the Garama River to look out for the curious-looking Proboscis Monkey with its over-sized nose and pot belly. They usually hang out in small groups that consist of a dominant male and four or five females. Feeding on leaves and seeds, they go from tree to tree and are best sighted during the day or late afternoons. These animals are only found on the island of Borneo.
This tranquil setting of mangroves, palms, scrubs and secondary forests also attracts other wildlife like Macaques, the rare silver Leaf monkey, flying foxes, birds and water buffalos.
The cruise lasts for 1 ½ hours and ends as the sun sets and daylight fades into dusk.
There are a few riverside refreshment places along the Garama River serving up local dishes and refreshing drinks.
The drive to Beaufort from Kota Kinabalu City is about 2 hours via the Beaufort Highway, southwest of Sabah. Travel another 25km to Kampung Garama to start your river cruise. This tour is best arranged with a tour-operator.