Kenong Eco Camp doesn’t look very much like typical Malaysian tropical rainforest campsite, or maybe because i am not too familiar with caves, what more limestone caving activities in many of cave complex formation around the country.
Campsite with basic amenity suitable for adventure seekers in wet and wild activities. Uncover pocket of limestone caves along the beautiful trails as you explore this park.
Walk into the dark through the streams and immerse in the beauty of natural rocky formation of Kenong Rimba’s many notable caves such as Batu Tangga Cave, Batu Tangkup Cave and Batu Telahup. Challenge yourself with a day of exploring steep and narrow paths of these breathtaking spots.
Kenong Eco Rimba Park not too far from the National Park
Kenong Rimba Park is located at the fringe of Taman Negara on its eastern and northern boundaries. This green precinct covers a sprawling 128 square kilometres of pahang’s tropical rainforest. Kenong Rimba Park is home to pockets of limestone caves, which have become the destination of splunking enthusiasts. The crystal clear waters that flow through the park and high cascading waterfalls are exotic backdrops to a large array of flora and fauna.
Fascinating Flora & Fauna
Kenong Rimba Park is dominated by lowland forests and riverine vegetation. Epiphytic vegetation such as ferns & wild orchids are abundant here, also lofty tualang tree (kompassia excelsa). Also in abundance is the gigantic ficus tree or pokok ara, which is popularly featured in many local folklore, proverbs and rhymes. A profusion of pink and white water lilies floating on scattered water bodies around the park adds to the enchantment.
Elephants, tapirs, leopards and deers are found in small numbers. Smaller mammals such as porcupines, mousedeers, flying foxes, and river otters are easier to notice along the jungle trails. However, like in any other parts of the Tropical Rain Forest, these animals are easier heard than sighted, all due to the very dense vegetations.
Caves in Kenong Rimba Park :
Gua Batu Tinggi – Home to a variety of exotic orchids, Gua Batu Tinggi is one of the most popular caves in Kenong Rimba Park. The boat like interior is a sight to beolds. Its proximity to other caves makes a visit worth the effort.
Gua Batu Tangkup
Gua Batu Tangga
Kenong Rimba Park is a haven to bird watchers and nature lovers. The park is home to about 200 species of wild birds. Murai Batu (copsuchus malabaricus) is prized by bird lovers for their singing ability. Occasionally, hornbills and fishing eagles make their presence felt.
You can enjoy the full board package in Kenong Eco Camp
2 Days 1 night package includes
– Camping equipments
– Boat transfer from carpark to campsite
IMPORTANT: Min number of people for this package is 10.
Kenong EcoCamp at Kenong Rimba Park is another community-based eco tourism project initiated by Tuah Travel & Tours (M) Sdn Bhd in collaboration with local community.
Number of guest: 5-10
Specialty: Adventure lover, Corporate, Family & kids, Groups, Nature lover, Youth
Acitivities: Animal spotting, Birdspotting , Fishing , Hiking , Jungle trekking, Kayaking , Nightwalk , Photography , River Tubing , Swimming
Attractions: Cave, Forest reserve, Hiking trails, Recreational parks, River
Facilities: Bathroom , BBQ Pit/Grills, Campfire pit, Electricity, First Aid Kit, Group Shelter, Kitchen , Parking , Picnic Areas, Praying Area/ Musolla, Toilet, Water
Amenities: Praying mat, Toilet paper
Aditional Services: Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast), Transportation
Policies & House Rules: A qualified and registered guide must accompany any visitor entering the park. They are responsible for submitting visitors‘ registration forms to the Kuala Lipis District Forest Office prior to entering the park.
Access to campsite from mainroad: 4×4/ 4 wheel drive – unpaved road with challenging condition,
Boat – campsite located in island/lake/river
How to Get There:
The jump-off town to Kenong Rimba Park is Kuala Lipis. The railway links it to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The best way to the forest park is by train to the Batu 9 (Mile 9) station.
You can go by road to the Lipis Railway Station, about 3 hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur, and then on from there to the Batu 9 (Mile 9) station. From there, it’s a short 5-minute walk to the Sungai Jelai jetty for a 20-minute boat ride downstream to Tanjung Kiara Jetty at Sungai Kesong.
The journey into the park starts from the jetty.
You could also take a boat from Kuala Lipis jetty to Tanjung Kiara or take the trunk road on a four-wheel drive to Felda Kechau Sembilan before passing through Kampong Matok.
How much camping at Kenong Eco Camp cost
Full board package – suitable for medium to large group (Max 100 pax) includes equipments, trainers, meals – Starting RM250 per person
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