The lively trio who were recently here in Borneo with us.  We love seeing smiles all around!

It has been quite a while since we have updated our blog! We have been busy putting together new itineraries and programmes from all the requests we have received. We have also been busy with a number of expeditions, training and awareness campaigns and now we’re preparing for a busy summer (although technically its summer all year round in Borneo!).  In other news: we have now updated our website which has been up and running since the beginning of May! As with most things in life; there is always room for improvement and is one of the reasons why we constantly update our website and social media pages. Regardless of your location in the world
we would like to share our experiences here in Borneo with you. Should you ever visit our neck of the woods; send us an email and we can assist you in sorting your adventures here in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

Stay tuned for the following & more:
1) Mountain Biking (Off the beaten track & in a new location!)

2) Emergency First Response Training (Obtain your first aid qualification in Borneo as part of your itinerary)

3) For School groups; we are introducing a new programme ‘Finding Your Voice’ (experiential learning through outdoor education & photography)

4) Summer/Autumn ‘Expedition Green’. Do you have a couple of weeks or a month off in September/October/November? Join us for Expedition: Green. Project Rainforest: 1 tree at a time!

Great news for those in Australia, Hong Kong & United Kingdom, as we now have Wild Borneo Expeditions representatives in these countries.
For more information contact us at info@wildborneoexpeditions.com

Visit our website: www.wildborneoexpeditions.com
Visit our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/wildborneoexpeditions
Follow us on Twitter: @wildborneo

Watch this space for more information!

Jumpa Lagi,

The Wild Borneo Expeditions Crew

2011 has been a terrific year for us. We have met some interesting and amazing characters (staff, travellers, students and teachers alike!) we have been to some remarkable new locations, challenged our clients with new activities and made a ton of new friends. Here is a recap of what we have all done, seen, experienced and learnt:

We had everyone from the age of 11-63 years of 26 different nationalities join us this year in Sabah, Borneo!

 

 

We have had some amazing staff members work with us!
We have seen some amazing sights gorgeous sunsets & sunrises, impressive landscapes and curious looking animals.

We have set up camp in many different locations.

We have slept in hammocks in the rain!

 

We have seen some creative art by students and teachers.

 


We have trekked up and down hills, mountains and valleys.

We have tasted some interesting cuisines!

We have swam in the ocean and rivers.

We have planted trees (alot of trees!)

We have gone white water rafting, mountain biking, snorkeling, climbing and a whole lot more. (The list is about a mile long!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have experienced culture and learnt about the different tribes in Sabah, Borneo and we also learned to make some handicrafts.

 

We learnt about the biodiversity of  Borneo and its flora and fauna (Did you know that there was such a thing as a Kerosine plant?!)

We also learnt that Borneo is not only the 3rd largest island in the world it is also home to the oldest rainforest in the world (70 million years older than the Amazon!.)

We learnt alot of new teambuilding games.

We learnt about conservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learnt that there are organisations and individuals out there who care about the planet just as much as we do!

(Thank you all for the contribution of trees!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also learnt as a company who is passionate about the outdoors, that there is always room for improvement and always new places to go, new sights to see and new experiences to be had and all this should be done responsibly (taking into consideration of how we impact the environment and villages) and safety of everyone involved in our trips.

Before we end our post we would like to give a big shout out to North Star and EIS school Dubai who have been out here for 3 consecutive years and a massive thank you to all our staff who have not only been amazing but have gone above and beyond their call of duty.

We made alot of new friends and have seen many smiling faces at the end of our expeditions/trips.

 

 

We hope to see you again in Borneo and hope you have had an incredible 2011 its time to start planning your adventures for 2012.
Watch this space for our adventures in the coming year!

See you next year,

Will & Mia Robinson      

and the The Wild Borneo Expeditions team!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

An excellent video produced by the Sabah Tourism Board.
Did you know that the Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old and is older than the Amazon Rainforests!

Wild Borneo Expeditions alongside Dynamic Adventures and The Maynard School UK with the support of the Sabah Forestry Department, will be busy planting trees this July 2011!

We have pledged to plant a minimum of 500 trees to the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) in their campaign: The Billion Tree Campaign (read more about the campaign in the excerpt below). It has proven to be quite difficult to obtain sponsorship for trees. We have found a local source who is willing to reduce the price of the trees to MYR5 (GBP1/USD1.67) . However, we are in need of funding to purchase more trees to reach our goal  of 500 trees (we are still trying for 1000 trees!).

Any contribution we receive is very much appreciated, you may donate trees, tools, compost or a RM5 note for a tree. All donations will be recorded and trees will be tagged with your name! For more information regarding our project, please contact us at +60136335887 or email us at info@wildborneoexpeditions.com.

Maynard School, Dynamic Adventure UK  and Wild Borneo Expeditions have raised the funds for the following:

– Materials to build a tree nursery in Tamparuli Forest Reserve. (wooden posts, corrugated iron, nails, gardening mesh)

– Materials for building a compost bin.

– 200 plant bags for planting seeds.

– Tree seeds.

– Tools (hammers, spades, shovels etc)

– Bags of compost.

– Transportation costs for transporting trees to site.

Thank you to all our supporters and contributors we have had individual contributions from USA, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and UK.

‘Excerpt from UNEP website ‘ (http://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/Home/tabid/51624/Default.aspx)

Under the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, people, communities, organizations, business and industry, civil society and governments are being encouraged to plant trees and enter their tree planting pledges on this web site. The objective is to plant at least one billion trees worldwide each year.

The idea for the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign was inspired by Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2004 and founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement, which has planted more than 30 million trees in 12 African countries since 1977.  When a corporate group in the United States told Professor Maathai it was planning to plant a million trees, her response was: “That’s great, but what we really need is to plant a billion trees.”

A worldwide effort

Recognizing that there are many tree planting schemes around the world, UNEP proposes to federate these efforts in both rural and urban areas. People and entities – individuals, children and youth groups, schools, community groups, non-governmental organizations, farmers, private sector organizations, local authorities and national governments – are encouraged to enter pledges on the online form. Each pledge can be anything from a single tree to several million trees.

The responsibility will lie with the person/organization making the pledge via the campaign website to arrange for the tree planting.  All contributing participants will receive a certificate of involvement. They will be encouraged to follow up via the web site so UNEP can verify that the trees have survived, in partnership with certification mechanisms, such as the Forest Stewardship Council. The website will record the ongoing tally of pledges, and also publish photos and accounts from registered campaign members of what they have achieved.

The campaign strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment.

If you would like to donate to directly to this campaign you may do so via Paypal.

The Social Media Network

Posted: April 28, 2011 in News

With thousands of social media networks available online, we at Wild Borneo Expeditions decided to make it easier to interact with the world and for the world to interact with us. It is a great way to contact us, receive updates of what we’re up to whilst browsing our photos online! You can find us on the following networks:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wildborneoexpeditions.com

Flickr: Username; Wild Borneo Expeditions

Stumbleupon: Username; wildborneo

Twitter: @wildborneo

WordPress: http://www.wildborneoexpeditions.wordpress.com

Watch this space as we will be available on other Social Media Networks soon!   

Welcome to a world of adventure.

Posted: February 6, 2011 in Adventure

We started this blog to share our adventures, our travels and our thoughts.  Watch this space! Safe travels and great adventures from the team at Wild Borneo Expeditions.