With its glorious vistas, verdant undulating
terrain and varied tropical landscapes, Malaysia’s
beautiful rainforests offer vast possibilities for
trekking and camping. The country’s extensive
array of national parks and wildlife reserves are
ideal for communing with nature and discovering
From the primordial rainforest of Taman Negara
to the wildlife sanctuaries at Danum Valley and
the Kinabatangan floodplains, some of Asia’s
well-preserved environments offer nature lovers
a wealth of experience.
While amateurs may try Malaysia’s many easily
accessible recreational forests near urban centres,
seasoned explorers can go for challenging week-
long treks up mountains such as Gunung Tahan,
the tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia.
For the uninitiated, having a trained local guide
is necessary to ensure safety and to learn about
the amazing and precious diversity of flora and
fauna in the ecosystem. Tropical rainforests
are dense, and the thick vegetation provides
camouflage for the jungle denizens. It takes
patience and a trained eye to see them.
DIVERSITY OF ENVIRONMENT
Swampy mangroves, extensive river floodplains,
dipterocarp rainforests and montane hillscapes
are among the varied environments that can
exist even within trekking distance of each other.
Each possesses its own ecosystem and wildlife.