First stop in Borneo was Kuching, where I met Stephen, a funny Australian. Hearing that he was headed for Mulu to climb the Pinnacles there, I decided to speed up a bit and booked a flight to Mulu the same day then he. Which left me one day to discover the Bako National Park.
The park contains almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. The hiking trails are thus passing through a lot of different ecosystems: From sandy beaches over grassland to dense jungle with little rivers.
I opted for a round trip, that encompassed all seven ecosystems of the park. Had a swim in a river pond. Saw some crabs at the beach. Sweated in the hot jungle. Was sometimes reminded about hikes in Sweden, when passing over sandy trails.
The park is famous for being home to the endangered proboscis monkeys, that are endemic to Borneo. And I was lucky, ’cause I saw a lot of them. Check :-) And some Macaques as well.
Off we went to Gunung Mulu!