Malaysia is naturally proud of its national park, Taman Negara, 4,343 square kilometers of virgin forest and home to over 200 varieties of animals and just as many species of plants, trees and blooms.
A paradise, not just for botanists and entomologists, it is a heavenly
haven for all who wish to get away from the concrete jungle, and experience
the real jungle.
The journey to Taman Negara is an adventure in itself, and as you skim over
rivers in narrow boats or motorized sampans, through lowland and cloud
forests, you will be serenaded by the music of nature - the chirping
crickets, the calls of the birds and the rustling of the wind among the
leaves of the trees that are said to be more than 130 million years old.
This two-hour journey will take you to the park headquarters in Kuala Tahan,
where you'll start your activities.
Taman Negara is a magical place of lush greenery, and its serene
tranquility will weave its spell over you as you make your way through the
park, be it on a single night safari or a nine-day trek up Gunung Tahan, the
highest mountain on Peninsular Malaysia. Walk amongst the tall giants of old
- the meranti hardwood trees, and look around in wonder at the seeming ease
with which they touch the heavens.
Be discreet and you'll catch a glimpse of the gentle giants of Taman Negara
- the elephants. Be still and you'll see deer and other animals lapping it
up at the salt licks. Hear the roar of the giant cat - the Malaysian tiger
and be in awe of its majestic dignity.
Drift silently down the meandering rivers, and see the kingfishers,
monkeys, hornbills, and other exotic birds and animals as they watch you
from the water's edge or from the treetops. Take a walk in the clouds and
join the birds, 25 metres above the ground, on the canopy walkway. Take a
hike and take the plunge, into waters crystal clear and cool, rejuvenated by
the spray of waterfalls crisp mountain air.
Taman Negara - it's a jungle out there!