Best places to visit in Borneo: Our pick #4
Established in 1957, this coastal national park is the oldest and smallest in Sarawak, and is easily accessible by boat from the capital city of Kuching. Despite its size, at just 27 sq km, the protected park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including over 150 species of bird and the elusive proboscis monkey – known for its reddish-brown fur and comically pendulous nose. The early hours of the morning or late hours of the evening are the best time to catch a glimpse or capture a photograph of Bako’s wildlife. The park is also recognised for its varied landscape, with jungle streams, waterfalls and bizarre rock formations, which can be explored via an extensive network of colour-coded trails.