Our next destination on Borneo trip was Niah Caves National Park. We wanted to explore the caves on our own and Niah Caves are a perfect place for this. From Mulu we took the flight to Miri and the with public bus to Niah junction and there we arranged a private taxi to the park HQ.
The fascilities at Niah caves NP are weathered and not very well maintained but the staff was friendly and despite arriving late they gave us a room for the price of the hostel. Nice gesture.
Strict rules of the park:)
Most of the day we were the only visitors exploring the caves (except for the bats and swallows of course).
Entrance to the big cave.
Bird nest pickers at work.
A beam of light. If you want to catch this beautiful moment be there before noon.
Most of the time there are wooden board walks, which makes cave exploration easier, but still you get the adventure like feeling. Your own light is a must.
Bird nest collector at work. Not an easy job, climbing the bamboo poles more than twenty metres high with little or no safety precautions.
Niah caves NP was fun. Unlike Gunung Mulu NP we were here just by ourselves and we enjoyed the caves in a relaxed pace. Next day we departed toward our end destination on Borneo Kuching and the adjacent Bako National Park.