CATS OF BORNEO PHOTO TOUR
Cats of Borneo Photo Tour
The five elusive forest cats of Borneo
The Sunda clouded leopard, marbled cat, flat-headed cat, sunda leopard cat, and the endemic Borneo bay cat are our five target species of wild cat for this cats of Borneo photo tour. These cats are extremely elusive, so some luck has to be on our side, but we have planned this tour down to the smallest detail to maximize our chances at seeing and photographing these incredibly beautiful forest cats of Borneo.
Why we love this cats of Borneo photo tour
This cats of Borneo photo tour is for those wild cat lovers that have already checked off the big cats and are eager to widen their horizons and look for more elusive wild cat species. To our knowledge, it is the only wild cat photo tour in existence specifically targeting all five species of felines in Borneo. We have chosen the top three locations to photograph these cats, with an emphasis on finding the Sunda clouded leopard.
Deramakot Forest Reserve is the top spot for finding Sunda clouded leopards, where they are seen on average about once every ten days. This beautifully lush rainforest is actually selectively logged, but research has determined that clouded leopards are found at higher densities in these forests than primary rainforests. Sunda leopard cats are often seen, marbled cats sometimes, and once even a Borneo bay cat.
The Kinabatangan River is famous for its wildlife, including proboscis monkey’s, long and short-tailed macaques, and hornbills. In addition to these phenomenal animals which we will see and photograph are two cats. The Sunda clouded leopard and the flat-headed cat slink through the mangrove roots along the riverbanks. We utilize the best local guides to help us try and find the cats.
Our final destination is Tabin Wildlife Reserve, where the lodge is beautifully set along a river that gibbons like to visit. Sunda clouded leopards, marbled cats, and Sunda leopard cats live in this area and are our main wild cat targets during this part of the tour.
Cats of Borneo photo tour testimonials
"This tour was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Witnessing the unparalleled biodiversity of Borneo is a necessary pilgrimage for all wildlife photographers and the Cats of Borneo tour was the perfect way to experience it. Both Sebastian, and the local guides exuded enthusiasm and dedication, the locations were fantastic for sightings and I came away with some of my best photographs yet."
- Celina Chien