If you’re in Malaysia, we’re sure you would want to spend quite a lot of time amidst the creepy crawlies, thick jungles, and the natural wonders of the nation. While you’re there, don’t miss the night safari In Malaysia, which is known to offer an insight into the country’s wildlife. Check out the wild life and pick your favorite one. Pick your route according to your preference.
A few of the Safari routes go deep into the rainforest territory. If you are not quite keen, not to worry, you can pick the more urban centric ones located centrally. Choose whichever, all of these Night Safaris are wonderful and perfect for a family Holiday. Try out Malaysia’s wilder side.
1. Explore the best of wildlife in the great rainforest
To get the glimpse of these gentle giants you have to go deep inside the rainforest territory. You can drive it for seven hours till you reach or you can take an hour’s flight and you will get down at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, where the Tabin Wildlife Reserve is situated.
Across this 300,000 acres of lowland is vast dipterocarp forest where you can find three of the largest mammals of Sabah, these are the Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Tembadau and Sumatran Rhinoceros.
It’s not a hundred percent guarantee that you will get to see them but there have been frequent sightings of elephant in proximity of the reserve forest. You will find at least some of the 300 species of birds, orangutans, civet cats, frogs and a multitude of insects that call this part of the planet there home!
While you are at it, you can extend your visit and act on the chance of exploring the Lipad Waterfalls. Go and take a nice, cold dip and check out the Lipad mud volcanoes (known as an R&R for wildlife seeking their mineral intake). You can think of taking a dusk drive in the evening and watch out for more exciting nocturnal wildlife. They wander closer to the localities for food. Birds also come out to look for food during this time of the day. Go for a night walk after dinner. Follow the nearby trail from the resort and you could find some of the most incredible sleeping birds, frogs, and nocturnal wildlife.
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2. Plan an amazing session with nocturnal birdies at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Nested amidst the greenery on a hilltop, with all its lush surroundings the exotic Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. One of the best places to go night safari in Kuala Lumpur, it’s a manmade sanctuary of birds but it blends in with the nature with such perfection that one often forgets it is located amidst a full bustling city. It’s an absolutely convenient place, a park that is a perfect weekend morning spot for the children.
This bird park is stretched across an area of more than 20 acres. The landscape of this bird park is reminiscent of a tropical climate fed rainforest. Last time it was counted, there were 3,000 birds altogether of more than 200 species. There are brahminy kites, southern cassowary, channel-billed toucan, rhinoceros hornbill (the largest hornbill species in the world), the rare Pesquet’s parrot (found only in Papua New Guinea) and the Moluccan cockatoo. The morning feeding session of these birds are amazing. You can see birds in all the wonderful colors and incredible sizes. They all come together and swoop down and rush to the drop of the crops.
If you are lucky you can witness the courtship of the Indian Blue Peacock. Also don’t forget to introduce yourself to the Indian Ringneck parakeet, crowned pigeon (the largest of its species with a body the size of a turkey. You can also find the huge pelican, and the egrets, ibises, and flamingoes.
3. Watch the dancing butterflies of the Teluk Bahang
One of world’s biggest and most beautiful insects are found at Entopia, in Teluk Bahang, Penang. It’s a facility where one can go and learn all about insects, especially butterflies. It’s a safe and fun environment to learn about nature’s absolutely incredible beings. If you want to go on a night safari in Malaysia, this is the place for you.
You can find an ample lot of butterflies dancing to the tunes of “The Natureland” outdoor ecological park. If you are interested in entomology, good news for you, you can actually walk among flying birdwing or even an autumn leaf. You can check the blue glassy tiger, and orange tip butterflies, among others.
Rajah Brooke Birdwing butterfly is one of the beauties of the Entopia. There are other insects too. Then there are invertebrates and small reptiles at the park. You get to see rhinoceros beetles, dragonfly, firefly, dragonhead cricket, leaf cutter ants, Malaysian giant scorpions, nephila spider, centipede, water monitor lizard, great angle head lizard, cat gecko, and many more.
There are also amphibians including tree frogs and poison dart frogs that you can find here.
4. Spend a wonderful time at an Urban Farm
Check out the Farm in the City that spreads across an expansive 7 acres, an animal-petting park for the visitors to wander around in a Malaysian-style kampong or village. You can get to learn all about more than 100 species of farm and unique animals from around the world. There are roosters passing by, tortoises play with vegetables or other animals about them.
You can pet, stroke and feed animals here. There are fish, birds, hamsters, giant tortoise, rabbits and raccoons for you to pet. You can go and have their company under staff supervision over selected times. There is a popular section called “Longkang Fishing” where the young ones seem to have a whale of a time catching (and releasing) small fish in the ditch.
You can spend some time and get to know more about blue-tongued lizards, giant tortoises, cute alpacas, rare white crows, star turtles, Javan deer, Himalayan striped squirrels, meerkats, the Fennec fox, and more.
5. Hang out with Orangutans
If you are in Sarawak and looking for company, take a 40-minute drive out, and commute from Kuching to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre which happens to be an award-winning rehabilitation center for, wait for it, orangutans in Malaysia!
You can get the chance to meet semi-wild orangutans, in all shapes and sizes! From tiny infants to boisterous adolescents, to the more dignified mature adults. It’s a secure natural habitat for them.
Try and plan your visit during the morning or afternoon feeding sessions. It is the best time to see these gentle creatures come out of the forest for their meals.
It is also a great place for bird watching. You get to see the Yellow-rumped flowerpecker, Bornean black-magpie, long-billed partridge, red-bearded bee-eater and more.
So plan your itinerary according to your preference, if you want to hang-out with the Orangutans or you want to go for a little more quiet bird watching, if you want to check out insects and butterflies or you want elephants and Rhinoceros.Book your trip to Malaysia with TravelTriangle and experience the best in this scenic land.
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