Mangrove sunset, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mangrove sunset, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mangrove sunset, Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia


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Bako National Park is one of Sarawak's unsung heroes; it's not as publicised as Mulu National Park and not nearly as organised in terms of activities but in our opinion it's much more of a real rainforest experience. It also has the added bonus of being one of the only national parks where you are guaranteed to see animals of the mammalian kind.

Bako lays claim to being the oldest national park in Sarawak, having been founded in 1957, and it's also the smallest. Situated on an island some 20 minutes' from the mainland, it can only be reached by boat. Its remote location adds to the sense of adventure one feels when stepping onshore at Bako. Its island location and early transition into a national park means that wildlife has flourished without poaching or hunting, making Bako one of the best places to see wildlife without having to trek too far.

Although just 27 kilometres square, Bako hosts a variety of ecosystems, from ... Read our complete Bako National Park travel guide

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