31 Aug - 03 Sep 2009 Lambir Hills

Malaysian Borneo
Sarawak aka Land of the Hornbills
Hilltop Lodge +6085491030 kamalk@sarawakforestry.com
Clean and stylish double room in a homy log cabin for MYR 40.- or US$ 11.30 per night.
Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Excellent English.

Click below for an interactive road map of the Hilltop Lodge in the Lambir Hills National Park, which we would highly recommend, and for directions:

Relaxing in our comfortable lodge and watching the rain pouring down over the rain forest, reading in Alfred Russel Wallace 1854 CE diary how he “… was much annoyed by the leeches for which this district is famous ... these little creatures infest the leaves and herbage by the side of the paths, and when a passenger comes along they stretch themselves out at full length, and if they touch any part of his dress or body, quit their leaf and adhere to it ... they then creep on to his feet, legs, or other part of his body and suck their fill, the first puncture being rarely felt during the excitement of walking …”, later on, hiking the leech-infested forest trails of the Lambir Hills National Park in the vicinity of the 25-m high Latak waterfall and having our first serious encounter with those ground-dwelling, bloodsucking common brown leeches (Haemadipsa sylvestris) which successfully curled and significantly fattened as they filled with our blood (they solely feed off decomposing bodies and open wounds of amphibians, reptiles, waterfowl, fish, and mammals, including, but not limited to, humans).

Taking the reliable Biaramas Express bus +60086314999 from the park's headquarters to Miri's long-distance bus terminal (MYR 10.- or US$ 2.80 per person for the 30-km trip).

Click below for more blog posts about Sarawak's well-managed national parks
11 Jul - 01 Sep 2013 Bako
28 Aug - 31 Aug 2009 Batu Niah
19 Aug - 28 Aug 2009 Similajau
20 Jul - 24 Jul 2009 Gunung Gading
07 Jul - 10 Jul 2009 Bako

Click below for a summary of this year's travels
2009 Map Konni & Matt

Facing Borneo
© Konni & Matt

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