Sabah White Water Rafting with family

A lot of adventures await families, and we challenged ourselves with Sabah White water rafting.

We did not know what to expect from White water rafting, I have only seen some videos of canoe and boat getting whacked upside down by torrent, waves and huge boulder!
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The ride uphill to the starting point was uneventful. We see some rivers along the way and wonder whether Kiulu is one of them.
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Helmet and life vest checked. Sense of anticipating, we see the river, we see the boat ๐Ÿ™‚
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We saw a lot of overhanging bridge along the way.
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Kiulu river’s intensity (difficulty) has been rated Grade 1 and 2. The waves are considered mild.

Sabah White Water Rafting
Sabah White Water Rafting

As kids’ butts are smaller, they tend to slip left and right, I was worried the younger ones would fall overboard. My concerns were not warranted, as my adventurous kids constantly urged the captain to flip the boat!

I joked with the kids that they can grab more rafting with the Navy Divers (boat PT)!

Video (link) : Not your usual “Row Row Row your boat”, we love Sabah White Water Rafting!

Our lunch break, kids were more interested to play with the puppy.
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Kiulu river conquered, one list untick from our Family’s bucket list. Yeah!
For first timers, we will recommend your family go with a river of level 1 and 2 first.
Once kids are more adventurous, go for Level 3 & 4 ! (sample river here and Sabah Pedas)

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More details about white water rafting:
– Our White Water Rafting crew is from Riverbug, and booked under Amazing Borneo package
– Our voyage down Kiulu river is 9km, slightly less than 2 hours.
– Adults do most of the paddling as kids just relax.
– Water is slightly cold
– Do wear shoe as the riverbank might have sharp rocks
– No crocodiles along Kiulu river
– The experience downstream is better than Universal Studio’s roller coaster rides ๐Ÿ™‚

Do pop by our Sabah itinerary and photos below.
Sabah 8D7N itinerary
– Sabah Day 1 – Street food discovery
– Sabah Day 2 – Sabah White Water Rafting!
– Sabah Day 3 – Twin Islands Hopping
– Sabah Day 4 AM – Desa Cow Farm
– Day 4 PM – Kinabalu Park
– Day 5 – Poring Hot Spring + Waterfall + Canopy walk
– Day 6 – Gaya Island Resort – Luxury Villa
– Day 7 Gaya Island Resort Family Activities

More photos have been uploaded on our Fanpage album :
Day 1 and 2 – Klagan hotel, White Water rafting
Day 3 – Water sports, Island hopping
Day 4 – Desa Cow Farm and Kinabalu Park
Day 5 – Poring Hot Spring and vicinity
Day 6 – Gaya Island Resort
Day 7 – Snorkeling and private beach
Day 8 – Hiking, Home sweet home