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Malaysia - Sarawak Frogging Safari

Part of our Amazing Sarawak adventure was a night time frogging safari or just “frogging” as they say. Neither Lauren nor I had ever even thought of frogging as something we’d ever contemplate doing nevertheless something we’d ever put on our travel itinerary. But here we were in Borneo, and if you think you can experience the heart of Borneo by hanging out in your hotel, reading magazines & sipping on coffee, then you’ve got it backwards.

Borneo, Sarawak in particular, is an endless bounty of the most pristine rain-forest on this planet. This island, the third largest in the world, is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna that are endemic to the region. That means that this is the ONLY place in the world that they are found. Queue the excitement.

 

Frogs of Kubah National Park

The actual item on our itinerary said that that evening we were off to a “frog race” which had us scratching our heads as to what exactly that was, and what the rules could possibly be. Do we each get a frog? Do they race in a straight line, or to the corner of a ring like the famous snail races? Can we paint them? Kiss them for luck? The questions were flying. It turns out the race is actually between photographers and how many frogs you capture during the evening! Capture on film, that is.

 

 

 

Sarawak Frogging

Mostly frogs were just croaking and chilling out in the trees. Like this guy. Very laid-back

Sarawak Frogging

 

Sarawak Frogging

This is the second smallest frog in Kubah National Park, look at the size of Dominic’s thumb nail compared to his body and it is fully grown.

Sarawak Frogging

Another excellent model.

Sarawak Frogging

You guessed it, a Zebra frog!

 

Sarawak Frogging

Some of the other creepy crawlies we bumped into.

 

 

 

Sarawak Frogging

Pitcher plants! We were actually looking for a very rare and tiny frog that lives inside them but weren’t lucky.


 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

1) Vaughan McShane, 30, Male & Lauren Manuel McShane, 30, Female
2) http://thetravelmanuel.com / various print magazines - usually inflight. 
3) 12 Months! We’re full-time travellers. Well, mostly. We are expats based in Malaysia and travel extremely frequently from here. 
4) This will continue over the next 12 months until we return to South Africa in December / January. Confirmed upcoming trips: Vietnam / Malaysia / Thailand / Bali. Unconfirmed: Myanmar and Western Europe. 
5) Keen for any and all activities but have no experience in Ice / Snow or Aerial. 
6) All regions.