FUN-photos: A&K Private Jet Wild Life Safari – Borneo & India

December 29, 2022 by · Comments Off on FUN-photos: A&K Private Jet Wild Life Safari – Borneo & India 

Cebu to Borneo – 1.5 hr flight – cancelled due to wing flap sensor malfunction – part coming from Iceland!

Day 3 – oh well SS (shit show) happens! Luckily, I booked the last available massage at 1. Then lobster lunch at 2:30 was so filling that we had to pass on the last-minute special dinner planned by our team at 6pm.

Plane part supposed to arrive 5 pm tomorrow, so a Cebu city tour is planned. Unfortunately, Chris did that and not the whale sharks because he thought he’d have to get in the water to see them.

Day 4 – 5:30 pm – YEAH! part arrives – Happy Hour pizza party on beach

Day 5 – Cebu to Borneo – 1.5 hr flight – plan is “go to the Orangutan Sanctuary and hop back on the jet” headed to Jaipur.

More SS as now the plane has a hydraulic seal issue! At least this part is coming from Kuala Lumpur.

  • 1st stop – Orangutang & Honey Bear Rehabilitation Center – a bit disappointing since viewing is through a wall of glass
  • 2nd stop – Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

FUN-fact: In Cebu and Borneo we had police escorts thru town to stop traffic. Definitely felt like royalty!

Sabah Hotel Sandakan – (where we were supposed to stay on Day 3 & 4) re-books us and a cultural show with dinner.

Day 6 – 9 am tour back to sanctuary for feeding in hopes of seeing Orangutangs in the jungle. Got to see 1 plus lots of other monkeys scurrying and scattering to get the leftovers.

More FF: The A&K team did an incredibly great job at recovery! To have to cancel and then re-book all the transportation, hotels, local guides, etc. for over 60 people was truly amazing!

2 pm – Borneo to Jaipura – 7 hr flight – gain 2.5 hrs – arrive 6:30 pm – customs SS! Board motor coaches for 3+ hr drive to Rathambore – 11 pm arrive Oberois Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort for 3 nights

Not so FF: Totally missed out on all the festivies in Jaipur.

Day 1 – 1st drive 7 am – no tigers

  • 2nd drive 3 pm – get ever so lucky! My Xena is definitely watching out for us as “Tony the Tiger” walks right in front of our jeep. Chris’ camera bag had bounced off the seat and spilled out. So, we stopped to put it all back and that’s when he crossed right in front of us. Then he started walking toward us, so driver put jeep in reverse. Watched him mark his spots by scratching the tree trunk and then took a big dump – incredibly exciting to say the least!

Day 2 – 5:45 am wake up for 1st game drive – no tigers but lots of birds and monkeys – back for breakfast at 10:30 – lunch at 1 followed by a nap and 90 min Balinese massage at 3 🙂

FF: Both nights great food and entertainment! Service incredible – all staff beyond accommodating – leaving us feeling ultimately pampered and spoiled!

Not so FF – The dirt roads are so heavily rutted due to rainy season just ending. The rocking and rolling jeep ride feels like you’re being rumbled and tumbled, jammed and slammed like rocks in a quarry.