Lok Kawi Wild Life Park is officially open to public on 17th February 2007. The wildlife park is located about 25km (about 15 – 25 minutes drives) from Kota Kinabalu on a 280 acres of forested land. It is easily accessible by either the Old Penampang-Papar Road via Donggongon or the Putatan-Papar Road. You can drive there on your own or take a tour bus or taxis and you will be guided to view the exhibits in the park by the staff.
The park was made up of two components – zoological and botanical. With must see attractions such as the tigers, tembadau, clouded leopards, proboscis monkeys, Borneo pygmy elephants, this park is a delight to children and adults. See the pictures below.
The botanical component gives the visitors the opportunity to go jungle trekking along the botanical trail. The paved trail is about 1.4 kilometers long. However, for leisurely strolls, visitors are only advised to walk halfway along the trail. The visitors are also advised not to go jungle trekking alone especially those who are not fit because of fear of cramps or the usual semput (shortness of breath).
Entrance fees are RM10 and RM5 (students) respectively for Malaysian. Whereas, non-Malaysian must pay RM20 and RM10 (students). Disabled person can enter the park for FREE. The Lok Kawi Wild Life Park is OPEN DAILY from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (last entry 4.30 pm).
- Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide