This gets us away from the cool, international style hotels into the true backwaters of Borneo… stay at a tribal longhouse in Bavanggazo, north of Kota Kinabalu. Watch out for the rice wine. There’s a woman who really, honestly plays nose flute. Enjoy a folk evening with Rungus tribe. Wake with dawn and village dogs and cockerels. Mt Kinabalu … strenuous hike; Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Centre. Towering Gomantong Cave full of birds and bats. Men climb rattan rope ladders to gather birds nests. River safaris.. on the River Kinabatangan. Proboscis monkeys, Hornbills, Asian Paradise Flycatcher; sea eagles. Staying at Proboscis Lodge Sukau plain but comfortable. Brilliant river prawns. White water rafting.