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Kawa Kawa River

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Kawa Kawa River

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nhkemat wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The place looks like a large shack by the river. The lifejackets are old and worn out. Many of them are ripped at the seams and have zips that don't work. The boats are old but usable. Sometimes, the drivers would smoke. Luckily ours smoked at the end of the trip and the breeze was blowing the smoke out of our direction so I didn't bother to tell him not to smoke. We couldn't see the Probocis monkeys. Just a shade of orange by the trees far away. It's better to go to a reputable zoo. The river has some garbage like plastic bottles in it too. We didn't try the food. When we came in, there were 2 men who were sitting close by the food table. We assume they must be the servers. One of them was smoking. The bathrooms were dirty. And they didn't have any soap. Since they cook on-site, imagine what the cooks/ servers would not do after they do their bathroom business. Eventhough we would love to see the fireflies, we didn't feel safe eating the provided dinner that is already pre-arranged before the fireflies activity. We also had 4 kids who will be hungry. So we decided to skip the dinner and fireflies and went back to Kota Kinabalu for dinner. Don't bother with this trip. And take the negative reviews of this trip seriously. It is not worth it!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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J.S wrote a review Aug 2019
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It was really sad seeing and hearing bulldozers in the background clearning land. The forest was really thin in places.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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yukitan71 wrote a review Jun 2019
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia22 contributions15 helpful votes
services is good. food is delicious buffet and with many varieties. sighted proboscis monkey. and night time lots of fire flies but at a few localised spots. for locals with transport contact owner directly to get very good rate.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Diving-Addiction00 wrote a review Sep 2018
Malaysia388 contributions231 helpful votes
We joined this tour expecting to see Probocis monkeys and wild life but were very disappointed with the whole journey. The boat was cramped. We were overloaded with tourists beyond capacity. We hardly saw more than 2-3 monkey's and all in all, it was just not worth the journey, time and money spent. I highly recommend heading down to Klias instead as this was a much better experience and tours are done in the late evenings unlike in Kota Belud where the tour started at 3.00pm and we were sunburnt from the sun. Not worth it.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Bronwyn H wrote a review Jun 2018
Hoi An, Vietnam28 contributions10 helpful votes
A great trip and fantastic tour guide. On the way Fizal from Fly Borneo Company shared the sites of the city as we drove to Kota Belud in a comfortable air conditioned car. On arrival we had home made pancakes, and fried banana from their local banana plants. The boat cruise lasted one and a half hours..we spotted kingfisher, egrets, monitor lizard, a tree with a family of macas and two separate trees of proboscis monkeys. We were not guaranteed to see any animals, and so it was very special that we did. Our boat operators did everything to ensure we could get as close as possible to the monkeys. The dinner was a satisfying meal of local dishes and fresh fruit. With it now being dark we travelled to another river location where we went out along the river. There were plenty of fire flies in the bushes but with a technique using the torch a crew member had the fire flies coming to us in the boat. It was a very magical experience to end a great day.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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