It was such a perfect day to “be inspired by your journeys traveled and the ones yets to come” quotes by Sam Clark, why not let’s go on an adventure to one of Sabah’s wildlife parks on a bright and sunny day. After all Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is located along the Penampang – Papar old road and estimated about 20KM from Kota Kinabalu. Officially the park opened to the public on the 17th February of 2007 and fully developed by the Sabah Wildlife Department. Occupying an area of 280 acres it is one of the largest wildlife parks in Borneo!
Generally the park consist of two section, which is Zoological and Botanical side. The main objective of this Wildlife Park is to “create a family-oriented park that emphasize on making it educational for children”. Furthermore you can see few endangered species that has been rescued from illegal logging, hunting and disaster zones that made them lost their home! Overall, lots of these rescued animals were from other people’s homes as an exotic pets. Here at the the wildlife park, among the well-known of the residents are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orangutan, Proboscis monkey, Malayan Tiger and few more species of deer.
Turning to the botanical garden that has been developed to highlight common species of the rain forest as well as some of the more unusual species such as pitcher plants, wild ginger and many more! Exclusively will give visitors an experience to go for a jungle trekking along the botanical trail. Indeed the readily paved trail is approximately 1.4 KM long and 200 acres in sizes! Under this circumstance visitors are not encouraged to goes for trekking deeper in the rain forest without telling the rangers due to the maintainability of the trek roadway. *Because visitors might get lost in the middle of the rain forest if they walk outside of the trekking pathway*
It was supposedly to be lively in the area of aviary section where you will hear myriads sounds of mynah, greeting for visitors who come to the park. Where there will be variety of birds for instance like horn-bill, pigeons, parrots, eagles, egrets and many more.
One of the highlight and not to be missed out is the animal shows that are on between 11.15 am and 3.15 pm. As for the animal feeding spans are from 10.15 am to 2.35 pm. Make sure not to miss them out! Sabah has so many places of interest to offer to visitors. Book your tour, choose your destination and experience Borneo tour with us!
How to get here?
The journey to Lokkawi Wildlife Parks takes about 30 minutes to an hour’s drive from Kota Kinabalu. As for transportation visitors can either drive or take taxi, Grab car, Tourist Bus, Shuttle Bus or Rental car from the city centre.
The park open at 9.30am to 5.30pm everyday. Entrance fee for adult and visitor below 18 years old are RM10 and RM5 respectively for Malaysian. For non-Malaysian are RM20 and RM10 respectively. Meanwhile, for senior citizen above 60 and handicapped visitors are free to come in.