As part of our stay at the Mulu National Park in Borneo, we not only explored caves as described in another post, but we of course also explored the dense rainforest with its rich flora and fauna. One way of doing this is by going on unguided walks on wooden boardwalks. But as most of the life in a rainforest takes place in the canopies and not on the ground, we wanted to get a monkey’s perspective of the rainforest.
At Mulu National Park, apart from the excellent network of trails, there is also a Canopy Walk where visitors walk up to 35 meters above the forest floor from tree to tree. The canopy walk itself is a series of rope bridges that go from one tree to another. The total length of that walk was 450m, which does not seem like very long, but given that those were all shaky bridges, the walk took much longer than expected.
There is lots of wildlife in the jungle, but also lots of trees and plants that hide them from our sight. I was hoping that from the canopy walk we would spot more animals than when walking on the trails, but in the end we did not see any monkeys or other larger animals this time, and only a few insects, some birds flying by and a small green lizard. Nevertheless, the walk was still very impressive as it gave us a completely new perspective of the jungle.