The Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary offers perfect Proboscis monkeys observation spot for tourist to have a closer look at these very special monkeys and do not have the time to travel too far away to watch them.
The Sanctuary is located at the centre of the mangrove forest along the coastal land near Samawang Village at Labuk Bay, Sandakan.
From the airport in Sandakan, it is 38km away and takes about an hour to get there. Part of the trip will be through the graveled roads and jeep tracks of plantation estates.
For those who love to watch these unique primate not found elsewhere in the world is a “Must See”. It would definitely gives you one of the most exhilarating and memorable experience observing the Proboscis monkeys both young and adult leaping from tree to tree and eventually down to feed on young leaves and plants. The leaping act is superb, fast, steady, stylish and perfect.