Borneo Rajang River Cruise

In 2010 with the help of World Expeditions we put together a 4 week trip to Borneo, which included the ascent of Kinabalu, trekking the headhunters trail and shooting rapids in a longboat.

However one of the highlights was the Rejang River Tour. The combination of the superbly opulent teak and brass appointments of the boat together with food and service of the highest quality and the exposure to the real Borneo was really remarkable.

Our ship’s guide, Louis Jap, through daily excursions into the hinterland, introduced us to the history and tribal culture of this part of Borneo. We trekked in the jungle. We visited longhouses, participated in a wonderful village Muslim wedding, where we appeared to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the guests. We transferred to smaller boats to sail small tributaries to see the early morning wildlife. We visited a remote jungle boarding school and medical centre, and had regular evening entertainment from local school children and dancers as we moored up for the night.

The ships crew welcomed us back to the boat after each excursion with hot towels and drinks – and took our footwear to clean before we could soil the deck. When we were cruising we could just relax with our 20 fellow passengers and have all our needs attended to.

This is only a taste of a trip, which certainly exceeded our expectations by a country mile!!

D Gledhill | Corby, UK
 

Madagascar

Madagascar

Take an adventure holiday in MADAGASCAR with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. Madagascar lies 400 kilometres off the east coast of Africa and offers diverse and spectacular scenery: mountains, deserts, rainforests, beaches and island archipelagos linked by coral reefs and clear turquoise waters.

The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth largest island in the world. It is the home of five percent of the world's plant and animal species, 80 percent of which are unique to Madagascar. Among its most notable examples of biodiversity are the lemur family of primates, three endemic bird families and its baobab trees.

Take a look at World Expeditions adventure travel vacations in Madagascar for a comprehensive exploration of the continent  and its fascinating history and wildlife.


Featured Adventures

Madagascar Reef and Rainforests

Wildlife and beach walks exploring northern limits of Madagascar
8 days |

Unique Madagascar

A complete exploration of the enigmatic island 'continent' of Madagascar, home to a plethora of flowering plants, chameleons and lemurs
11 days |
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Madagascar Adventure

A complete exploration of the enigmatic island 'continent' of Madagascar, home to a plethora of flowering plants, chameleons and lemur
21 days |
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The Weather in Madagascar

Madagascar has two seasons: a hot, rainy season from November to April; and a cooler, dry season from May to October. There is, however, great variation in climate owing to elevation and position relative to dominant winds.

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