Gomantong Caves & Forest Reserve
Gomantong Caves are the largest cave system in Sabah and provides a home for tens of thousands of bats and cave swiftlets. The swiftlet nests are sustainably harvested three times each year for the Chinese soup trade, and the nest collectors live permanently on site to protect their valuable quarry.
It is fascinating to see the lengths and intricacy these people go to when collecting this valuable commodity. There is a boardwalk inside and around the most accessible cave that allows for easy exploration. The forests around the caves are home to a wide variety of wildlife, and macaques, langurs and orang-utans are regularly seen. The caves are easily reached by road and are usually visited when driving to or from Sukau.