Night walking at Taman Negara National Park
National Park Hides
If you are a fan of different nature challenges, you will definitely want to experience in observing different types of wildlife from different species. The Pahang National Park has an excellent facility for you to seize the opportunity to see them from a very satisfactory distance, especially at night.
The facility provided is the six hides located in the National Park. It is built to offer you the experience of ‘stalking’ the wildlife species such as deer, antelope, bison, wild boar, tapir, hedgehog, forest lizard, tiger, beetle, wild cow, elephant, and their activities.
Among the activity of these wild animals is to obtain mineral salts by licking them. This action is specifically called as “salt lick”. It is a place where wild animals stop by for mineral salts.
‘Stalking’ the Wild Animals from the Hides in Pahang National Park
There is no guarantee that you will be able to ‘catch’ them in your observations throughout your presence in these cages even if they are located over this salt lick area (except the Tahan Hides). However, the sounds and surroundings of the jungle are definitely going to be the greatest memory that you will never forget.
If you want to spend the night here, these concrete-like hides provide very basic amenities such as laundry facilities and bathrooms (except for Tahan hides). However, electrical facilities are not provided. Therefore, you need to bring in your flashlight, power-bank and an enough battery. In addition, do remember to bring enough food and drinks, sleeping bags, raincoats, hats, anti-leech socks and anti-mosquito lotions.
This hide can accommodate 6 to 8 person and is built at a secure height to protect you from the nightlife threats. Reservations must be made at the Wildlife Department’s Office in the resort for as little as RM5 per person depending on the type of hide you choose.
An overnight stay awaiting the advent of wildlife which cannot be see in the cities, is an experience you will definitely want to enjoy at least once in a lifetime!
Finally, as the custodian of this natural treasure, take home your garbage before returning home as a way of preserving the environment for the sake of a better future.