Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

Rohan Sood
Ox Bow Lake HikeA unique feature of the Kinabatangan River is its unusual oxbow lakes. These are crescent shaped lakes that formed due to erosion over thousands of years. I was eager to check out one such lake and set out for an hour-long hike from the lodge. I must warn you – this hike is not for everyone! You’ll be sweating bullets and swimming across ravines while being surrounded by bugs and snakes of all kinds. Having said that, there is something raw about experiencing the jungle by hiking it. And once you make it to the lake, you will realize that it was well worth it. I spent hours dunking my feet in the river and unintentionally ended up getting a fish spa in the wild!