Tour Code: BPBKI12 Departure Time: 6.30AM Duration: 11 Hours Meals: Lunch
Tenom Agriculture Park is accessible by vehicle through 200KM of sealed road from Kota Kinabalu. The journey from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom takes about 3 hours, journeying through the mountainous Crocker Range and down to the Tambunan Valley, passing through quaint, traditional Kadazandusun villages, continuing on to Keningau before proceeding to Lagud Sebrang Agriculture Centre, a sprawling nature park –“The Living Museum of Fruits & Plants” to explore the exotic flora unique to the region.
Later, visit the Kipandi Butterfly Park is located at Kg. Kipandi, Moyog surrounded by the hills of the Crocker Range at 700m altitude and rich in entomofauna. Over 100 species of butterflies have been recorded. Butterflies came to the garden for the flower shrubs. Butterflies such as Torides brookianan (Raja Brool’s Birdwing), Troides amphrysus (Golden Birdwing) and the Papilio Karna (Peacock swallow tail) can easily be found and photographed.
Visit The Insect Museum, over 800 butterfly specimens and over 1800 beetles including many endemic species which only can be found in Crocker Range like the Cyclommatus Chewi. See the plant collection at a special enclosed constructed house for some of the rare and endangered orchids and pitcher plants of Sabah. The collection contains 400 species of native orchids and 28 species of Hoyas and 5 species of Lipstick flowers (Aeschynanthus) and medical plants. Return to Kota Kinabalu late afternoon.