Having a day trip to Bako National Park is not enough for you to enjoy all of the great things. The main reason is that most of the animals are nocturnal and the most active times are around sunset and sunrise. That is why a trail daytime will make you miss many animals of the national park. Hiking nearly the sunset time will enable you to see the infinite monkeys and there are many other animal species that can be found during a night walk. A recommended time to explore the national park is for 3 days and two nights. It will give you enough time to explore and see many kinds of wildlife.
Experience a Wonderful Night Walk
A night walk at Bako National Park will give a wonderful experience for everyone. Kinds of wildlife come out at night. You will need a guide for the night walk session since you need a guide to explore the night hiking trails and the guide is more experienced to spot the incredible nigh wildlife. The guide cost is only about RM 10/ person. It will increase the possibility to see the nocturnal creatures including flying lemur and the rare slow Loris if you are lucky.
Book the Accommodation in Advance
To stay overnight at Bako National Park, you should book the accommodation in advance because the limited cabins and they are fully booked at most times. Book the accommodation on the Sarawak government’s official website. However, paying with a credit card may demand you to call the credit card issuer for they think it so suspicious. Before you choose the lodge, select Kuching on the options and then Bako National Park and type the traveling dates on the website. When you access the website, you may see that all accommodation options are not completely available. That is why you should book in advance.
The Accommodation Options
The options of accommodation in Bako National park are the campground, dorm-style beds (RM 20), cabin with the fan (RM 160), and the cabin with air conditioner (RM 300).The cheapest option of the campground is risky for the macaques that often steal traveler’s belongings. The most expensive accommodation of air-conditioned cabin is the safest option since it is well-locked from the macaques. The air conditioner works well and wifi and cell phone service are working. Besides preparing the accommodation, you also should book the flight to the nearest airport in advance.