Bako National Park

Bako National Park is located at 37 km from Kuching at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula. It is one of the most popular park in Sarawak and a protected area since 1957.
It is one of the smallest parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting since it contains the richest Bornean biodiversity.
You can observe 25 distinct types of vegetation representing seven ecosystems: Beach Vegetation, Cliff Vegetation, Kerangas or Heath Forest, Mangrove Forest, Mixed Dipterocarp Forest, Padang or Grasslands Vegetation and Peat Swamp Forest.

It is the best place for wildlife lovers as you can observe many types of monkeys such as long-tailed macaques, silvered langurs and the endemic and stunning proboscis monkeys (whose number is estimated to be 275).
Ideal place as well for bird watching (over 150 species) and nocturnal group walks to spot creatures such as spiders, snakes and many other species that only come out during the night. Be silent and listen carefully to the noises around you and have a guess to find out which animal is expressing itself!


Map of Bako National Park and trails

The main activity at Bako National Park remains the 18 trails for walkers to hikers levels.
For a day trip or an overnight stay, Bako National Park is an unavoidable destination for eco-tourists and wildlife seekers!

Be careful with the macaques, they are really good at stealing food or whatever they find!

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Proboscis monkey


Bako National Park vegetation


Silvered Langur


Red frog by night

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Green snake by night


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