I was really curious to visit Taman Negara one of the oldest and most amazing national parks in Malaysia.
It is huge, with 4,343 km sq of uncontaminated jungle, inside the park is present Gunung Tahan the highest point of Malay Peninsula.
In 1938 the National Park was entitled to King George V, but was later renamed in Taman Negara National Park after independence, a name that literally means “national park” in Malay language.
Photo gallery: Taman Negara National Park
The site is geologically really stable and almost nothing is changed from 110 million years. For this reason, Taman Negara has the reputation of being the oldest tropical rain forest in the world.
The park is really a popular destination for ecotourism in Malaysia.
Taman Negara is the home of some rare mammals like the Malaysian tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros, the Asian elephant. Among the birds, the last examples of the Malaysian peacock can be found here.
Other attractions are located near Kuala Tahan (the Park headquarters) and include a canopy walk suspended over the trees, and the Telingia Gua system of caves.
Visitors can enjoy the tropical rain forest, birdwatching or jungle trekking.
All tourists in the park must get permits from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
I suggest to avoid all-inclusive packages and to self manage your adventure. You can arrive by public transport to the park gate and stay in one of the many hostels or hotels or resort nearby.
Once at the park you can then aggregate the individual excursions with other deciding day by day seeing what is available and possible to do.
Better to try rides at night, it is very difficult to see animals daytime.