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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bilit Rainforest Lodge At Bilit Village

1st - 3rd July 2009



Spent few days at this lovely new lodge which begun its operation last year and has been receiving constant visitors to enjoyed the wildlife such as Orang Utan and Proboscis Monkey along the Kinabatangan River and the facilities offered by the lodge itself is superb !
  • Internet room plus Wifi (Wifi didn't work well unfortunately, hope they will fix it soon).
  • Optional caterpillar shoes and leech socks for visitor chargeable daily RM 15 per person for trekking at oxbow lake.

Each building that houses 2 rooms is connected by walkway


View of the restaurant from the pier


Pier with boats for cruising along the river


Map of the lodge plus trails to Oxbow lake


View of the forest and good place for birds such as Dusky Munia, Crested Serpent Eagle and Blue-eared Barbet




Spacious room with 2 twins and 1 single bed with air condition and fan


Living room with satellite television


Dining area



The bird life around the lodge and surrounding areas is good and the closest smaller river from the lodge is the Tanegang Besar. Heard Bornean Ground Cuckoo and saw a Hooded Pitta on the 2nd day in the morning but it was only brief.

Aboundant Raptors such as Lesser Fish Eagle, Bat Hawk and Crested Goshawk together with 5 species of Hornbill i.e Rhinoceros and Bushy-crested Hornbill.


JD the boatman, Alven and Chai waiting for the Bornean Ground Cuckoo


Wrinkled Hornbill


Chestnut-breasted Malkoha


Lesser Fish Eagle seen daily


Green Broadbill digiscoped at Oxbow lake


Common resident at the lodge, Eurasian Tree Sparrow


Lesser Adjutant



Blue-eared Kingfisher


Oriental Pied Hornbill


Crested Serpent Eagle caught sleeping


Images digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope ED82, SRB-Griturn Mk II adapter and Fujifilm F31D


The lodge is situated at Bilit village which is around 120 km from Sandakan city on the east coast of Sabah. Daily direct flights from Kota Kinabalu is available and for journey via land, it takes 5 hours drive passing through one of the best landscape scenary in Borneo.

For more info, please visit their website at http://www.tropicalg.com/

Thanks to Chai Cherong Absolute Borneo for the trip and Alven for the laugh hahaha :)

11 comments:

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Sifu, cantik Wrinkled HB, easy to see kah there?

And this Encik Chai is the Boss of Absolute Borneo kah?

Regards,

Wong
www.pbase.com/wtshi

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Yes almost everyday la can see the WHB because next to the small river is a oil palm plantation.

Hehehe Chai is the boss always send groups to the lodge :)

Ben Duncan said...

weiii...how come i dint see all this while i was there...buyuk...

Isa said...

cool..!!

T and S said...

Lovely collection of bird shots, the shot of the blue eared kingfisher is my favorite in this series.

S.C.E. said...

That lodge looks about a million times nicer than the place me and my wife stayed in when we visited Malaysia........

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Thanks Thomas and Stu. The lodge is quite new and another new lodge only recently opened about 1km away on the same river. Hehehe future fam trip there :)

Netster said...

I think I saw that blue-eared kingfisher near a fishpound @ my house.

I saw it twice and try to photograph it but every time I took my camera out, he is smart enough to fly away!

I really love the color! very beautiful bird.

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