what we do
Outward Bound Sabah sits on a beautiful ecologically diverse property consisting of 100 acres of forest and beach land. Our undeveloped land is ideal for orienteering and outdoor leadership activities.
The activities offered are jungle trekking expeditions in the tropical rainforests and kayaking expeditions to mangrove forests along the river or to islands in the South China Sea. Outward Bound Sabah also utilizes many other natural sites such as Sabah Parks.
Kayaking expeditions form an integral part of the programmes at Outward Bound Sabah. They provide the opportunity for participants to unleash their full potential in terms of leadership, skills building, teamwork, and adventure.
Groups sail out in Whaler (a 27 ft, 2 masts sailboat) for the journey to the beautiful islands of the South China Sea.
It is done in the Papar River which has rapids up to Class III in times of high water. Instead of a rubber boat, we use inner tube and bamboo lashed together to form a raft that will be used on this river.
At Outward Bound Sabah, our team dynamic programmes are carefully designed to foster personal growth and as well as team development by encouraging leadership, planning, communication, and taking initiative.
Ropes Confidence & Course
Our variety of ropes courses include low ropes elements such as a series of ropes and wooden bridges, platforms, nets and ladders that are designed to offer an array of challenges, opportunity for personal growth, and team-building for our participants.
Tree of HOPE: Activities that involve climbing and descending down with a high element activity. These activities are fully secured with the OB standard safety system.
Rock Wall: Activities that involve climbing and descending down with a high element activity. These activities are fully secured with the OB standard safety system.
Solo is a fundamental and culminating experience of solitary reflection incorporated into all Outward Bound courses.
Crocker Range Expedition
The Crocker Range was designated a forest reserve in 1968. In 1984, Crocker Range Nature Park was then established to protect the water catchment area, a major resource of water supply to the west coast and the interior of Sabah
Jungle Trekking & Camping
We offer two types of trekking expeditions to teach participants about challenges, perseverance, and accomplishment.
Run 2 miles along the beach and Outward Bound ridge through the forest with scenery of the sea and island.
Participants are divided into small groups each equipped with maps and compasses to help them discover as many markers on the land as possible within a given time frame.
Warm-up & Ice breaking
Our multi-faceted trust progression includes exercises that begin the day and set the tone for further activities.
Reinforce the cohesion between participants, exchange information in the Outward Bound community; decide activities for the day and what the group wants to achieve.
A blindfolded group will navigate the forest using ropes tied to trees following the line from the start to finish.