Lok Kawi Wildlife Park/Kipandi Butterfly Farm/Insect Collection/Orchid Park


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



Mandarin (advanced), Malay (fluent), English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational)

Day-Trip - 8 hours Private Tour

The wildlife park's main aim is to educate the public about the endangered animals of Borneo, by showcasing endangered animals such as Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Sumatran Rhinos, Orang-Utans, Proboscis Monkeys and many more.

A botanical garden, run by the Sabah Forestry Department, occupies one end of the wildlife park and provides an opportunity to get to know the plant life of Borneo.

Located about 36km from the city centre and 700m asl, Kipandi Butterly Park is situated within the cool crispy mountain area of the Crocker Range. Home to more than 100 species of butterfly and a collection of more than 1500 species of beetles, this park is perfect for those interested in both the entomology world and native orchids of Borneo (there are 400 species of orchids at the park). The trip includes a demonstration on setting of dried specimens for collectors and bird watching.



Pick-Up @8:00am from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. You will see wildlife that are endemic to Borneo such as the Pygmy Elephants, Proboscis monkeys, Sumatran Rhino, Orang-Utan and many more.

At 1130pm go for lunch before trip to Kipandi Butterfly Park (Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Native Plant Garden).

Enjoy an hour drive through outskirt of KK in Penampang with a view of "kampung" villagers' lifestyle in the rural area. Heading up to the Crocker Range, the surrounding air gets cooler due to the high elevation.

At the park, you are invited to:
- Visit the insect room (dried specimens)/(Beetles).
- Wild Native Plants Visit / Orchids / Pitcher Plant
- Birds and Insects Watching
- Butterfly Farm (Hatchlings)

At 0400 pm @ Transfer Return To Kota Kinabalu / Hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick-Up at KK hotel, Ferry Terminal, KK Airport
(Lookout for ToursByLocals signage)

End location: Drop-Off at KK hotel, Ferry Terminal, KK Airport

Duration: 8 hours


Transportation - Air/Cond SUV, Van

What’s Included

Other: Wildlife Park Entrance Fee
Butterfly Farm / Orchid Farm Entrance Fee
Drinking Mineral Water
Guided Tour
Lunch at local restaurant

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 MYR - Souvenirs

What’s Extra

Other: What To Bring:

- Camera/Binocular
- Hat/Sun-Block Lotion/Insect Repellant
- Small towel, extra change of cloth
- Good Walking Shoe, flip-flop

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent guide with outstanding knowledge of the local wildlife. Always punctual and looked after the group at all times. Arranged extra activities when the weather closed in and showed a keen interest in butterfly photography which was the focus of the trip. We cannot recommend highly enough. Prof James B.
James Burnie

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