A trip to Langkawi is incomplete without embarking on the fascinating mangrove safari across Kilim Nature Park. Spanning an area of 100 sq km, the Kilim Nature Park is home to thick mangrove forests, white sand beaches, and lagoons. In a boat safari across the park river, witness incredible sights of Malay flora and fauna, impressive limestone rock formations, fish farming sites, and the spooky Bat cave.
The Mangrove Safari of Langkawi offers some memorable experiences and sights on this safari to the Kilim Nature Park. Spread over an area of 100 sq km it features a marvelous mixture of green mangrove jungles, blue lagoons, and isolated white beaches. Cruising down the serene and winding river, you will find the wonders of the unique marine ecosystem of the park consisting of flora and fauna and other natural inhabitants like Bogak Tree, Monitor Lizards, Macaques, Tree Crabs, and Brown Eagles.
Another scenic view is offered by adorable and unique formations of limestone rocks bulging out of the floor of the mangrove seabed and swamp. These amazing wonders of nature have been given as fascinating names as they are. These include the Hanging Gardens, Temple of Borobodur, and the Elephant Stone. Also, explore the fish farming in the open sea and the Bat Cave (Gua Kelawar). Prices are charged depending upon the hours one takes the ride.
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• Take a boat ride across the beautiful Kilim Nature Park and soak in the beauty of the pristine forest.
• View rare plants, animals, and birds like Bogak trees, macaques, giant monitor lizards, and tree crabs.
• Watch out for monkeys and brown eagles during the mangrove safari, and stop by the Crocodile cave for cool pictures.
• Check out the spectacular limestone rock formations found on the mangrove seabeds and swamps.
• Explore the Gua Kelwar bat cave and find several Malaysian Fruit bats resting on the cave walls.
• Feed fishes and go snorkelling on the tour to the Dangi island.
• Visit the fish farm and feed a variety of fishes, including stingrays.
• Capture zoomed-in photographs of the Brahminy Kites and brown eagles as they come out of the mangrove trees to go meal hunting.
• End the tour by heading to the beach and having fun swimming in the cool blue waters of the sandy beach.
Langkawi’s famous mangrove safari takes place in Kilim Nature Park, which can be reached via a taxi or a rental car. To reach the Kilim Geoforest Park, use Persiaran Putera Road (Route 110) if you are driving from Kuah Jetty and turn right onto Ayer Hangat Road (Route 112). Just after passing the Galeria Perdana building, turn right into the road that will take you directly to the Kilim River Tourist Jetty.
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Although the Kilim Geoforest Park is open throughout the year, the best time to take a Mangrove Safari is during the migratory season, which runs from September to March. During this period, the weather is also favourable for going on a boat tour and enjoying the beach.
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