Garama Wetland

Location: Sabah

Location Info

Address: Kampung Garama, Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia

District » Sandakan


Visitors usually come to the Garama Wetland to watch at a closer distance at the endangered species of monkey named the Proboscis monkeys. They are also known as the Dutch monkey in the island of Borneo which is the only place that they can be found. The river cruise to view these unique creatures usually starts at 5pm. Upon arrival for the river ride, visitors will be served with light refreshments and some delicacies from Sabah. The river cruise is for duration of at least 60 minutes to 120 minutes. This will ensure that visitors are able to experience these magnificent creatures as well as the fantastic scenery. The calm setting of the swampy river also attract other wildlife like the leaf monkey, birds, flying foxes, water buffalos as well as Macaques.

Other than the Proboscis monkeys, there is also a chance for visitors to watch thousands of fireflies on the trees. These fireflies make those trees look like Christmas trees with lightings. The sight of these tiny fireflies along the river bank is simply amazing. After the cruise ends, visitors will be serve dinner at about 7pm at the jetty.

With so many interesting places to visit in Sabah, there is no reason why you cannot extend your stay there. The accommodations in Sabah are plentiful and there are more than enough to fit you in for your extended stay.


The Garama Wetland is located in Beaufort and Kuala Penyu region. The Garama Wetland is actually a long stretch of swampy river which consists of a diverse ecosystem. This is indeed another unique place of interest in Sabah worth visiting.


From Kota Kinabalu, the drive to Beaufort is about 2 hours via the Beaufort Highway which is at the southwest of Sabah. You will need to travel another 25 kilometers to Kampung Garama to proceed with the river cruise. The river cruise is best arranged with a tour-operator.