25th June – This morning we were up bright and early for another boat trip down the river. We headed off at 6.30am. There wasn’t as much about, however we did get to see crocodiles and some more long tailed macaques.
Here is a picture of the lodge from the river
After breakfast we headed off for our next destination which was half an hour away. It was the Gomantong Cave, it is famous world wide for the edible bird’s nests. The smell as soon as you go near the entrance was horrendous. Due to all the bats there is a build up of poo which has a really strong smell.
After walking part of the cave we headed to the Sepilok Nature Resort for lunch. We booked in and headed straight off to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary to see the Proboscis Monkeys. They are still wild but they come down and are fed so that tourists can get closer to them to see them better. I was glad that we had already experienced them in the wild yesterday but it was also great to see them so up close. It was hard to pick some photos.
The males are the bigger of the species and have a really big nose compared to the females. There is only one male with a harem, the other males stay together as a bachelor pack. We got to see both and it was funny seeing all the males trying to get food off the head honcho.
We then returned to Sepilok and visited the Rainforest Discovery Centre. We walked up through the canopy and got a panoramic view of the rainforest.
We then headed back to the resort for a lovely cold shower. Today had been the worst day for humidity and we were exhausted.
We had dinner at the resort and had an early night.