Our day trips and longer excursions are led by a team of dedicated & passionate nature guides with knowledge and a deep love towards nature. We offer standard and custom tours to places of extraordinary natural beauty for small groups. All trips are presented in a thoughtful and pleasant way and at the end there are opportunities for guests to get involve, if they so wish, in on-going research and conservation activities run by local NGOs. We are among the first companies in Malaysia to offer natural history tours in the northern part of peninsular Malaysia. Apart from the set programs presented in this site we can customize itineraries to meet the specific needs of our discerning customers. Our tours are flexible and can accommodate family. Browse our selection of exclusive tours for adults and educational activities for children and we will be happy to develop special excursions of a few hours or weeks according to your requirements. Join us to explore the wide range of habitats: lowland, montane and mangrove forests, mudflats, beaches, scrubland, rocky-island outcrops and the best marine life in the region.
Founder of Natural History Tours and in his 20-year career, Irshad has helped with and appeared in many documentaries like Mysteries of the Malaysian Rainforest on National Geographic Channel and The Wedding Ceremony of the White Bellied Sea Eagle on Discovery Channel. With the NGC filming crew, he saw the (also the first ever-recorded) courtship of the Great Hornbills where three young males clashed beaks to court one female. He host Ian Wright from Globe Trekker and it was shown in Travel and Living channel. His most recent TV appearance is with Toby Amies of The Rough Guide - "Trips of a lifetime". His docu-ad for Tourism Malaysia is also currently shown on Star TV channels. A self-taught naturalist and outdoor buff, Irshad also educates school kids and trains outdoor instructors on nature and conservation. As part of his job and passion, he trailblazers forest paths and takes part in scientific expeditions. His interest in nature was instilled in him at a very young age. His father always encouraged his family to be involved in sports and outdoor activities. When he was nine, Irshad's father asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. "I said: ‘Dad, I want to be a game warden'," says Irshad. Growing up, he would lap up nature documentaries by David Bellamy and Sir David Attenborough. But as years went by, he lost touch with his dream. He worked in a bank in Kuala Lumpur. Five years later a holiday to Pulau Tioman changed his life forever. "It was my first time snorkeling," recalls Irshad. "I still remember how vivid the colors were. I spent five hours in the water, and only came up when I was hungry. "I knew then that I never wanted to be far from nature again," says Irshad, who came back to the city and to the chagrin of his parents, quit his job. Since then "I've been able to meet so many people, take people out to enjoy nature, done things I never expected to do in life," says Irshad. "I've met my heroes," adds Irshad who met his childhood hero, botanist and writer David Bellamy. On a stint at the British Museum of Natural History, Irshad became an understudy to the world authority in butterflies, Professor Bernard D'Abrera. "To think that I walked in the same place as people like Charles Darwin and stood at the back of the house of (anthropologist/ naturalist) Alfred Russell Wallace..." "What I hope to achieve on my tours is to show to the people that forest is a living community of interactive and interdependent relationships. Not unlike our own relationships in our cities in our homes and among our families and friends. If we can instill in the hearts of people the wonders of the natural world first hand then we have friends of nature for life. And when they leave for home I hope to have inspired them to make positive adjustments to help mother nature in any way they can. Not surprisingly Irshad Mobarak was announced as one of the DiGi Amazing Malaysians Awards 2007 for his work in preserving Langkawi Nature. "I have nothing against developments; there are still lots of development projects in Langkawi even now. But we just have to develop with nature and wildlife in mind and preserve some area." With this in mind, this year Irshad and his friends is forming Malaysia Wildlands Project with goal to KEEPING LANGKAWI WILD!. September 2016, Irshad Mobarak launched his first book Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak
During the flowering season he would collect wild honey to supplement his income, something that he still does till this day. His skills came to the attention of the Forest research institute and forestry department who engaged his services as a guide. Since 1992 Irshad and Saaban have together open many trails and developed some of the first truly ecological tours in Langkawi and have guided many international naturalists, documentary movie makers and tourists through the island's many unique ecosystems. Saaban today is a naturalist and ecologist at heart, sharing his knowledge and love of the rainforest with anybody who is interested to learn about langkawi rainforest. His knowledge of the rainforest and its inhabitants and uncanny ability to locate shy animals put to good use for the conservation and best interest of langkawi sustainable eco tourism. He is now one of Junglewalla's most knowledgeable and popular nature guide leading Jungle Treks and Kayaking Adventures. In addition to his love for nature, Shaaban is deeply involved in his village community affairs as a member of village council. He is also a part time fisherman and makes time to enjoy and join football game at the village football field.
With luck on her side and an undeterred great positive vibe, she finally landed a job on Langkawi and has called Langkawi home for the last 14 years. Sri joins the Junglewalla team with a passion for birding and she knows the locale of Langkawi birds intimately. Her commitment to protecting wildlife is a rare-found quality - she lost sleep over the fate of a lonely female hornbill whose male has been missing and suspected a victim of hunting. A strong advocate for nature, Sri has joined birdwatching course with the Malaysian Nature Society and has enjoyed birding at many Malaysia favourite birding sites. Funny yet serious about birds and wildlife conservation, she is one of our most valued member and currently running Junglewalla's day-today operation at the office in Jalan Tanjung Rhu.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.~ Lao Tzu Most love spending time with the nature but often at loss when it comes to designing activities. Fret not for Azri is our go-to-guy.
Junglewalla Tours Nature Guides
Was born and raised in the smallest state that is undeniably rich of natural splendour – Perlis. This nature enthusiast never fancied the high-tech-gizmo life, hence he chose a career attached to Flora and Fauna. He specializes in the topics of birds, mangroves and spiders.
This girl who has love affair with mountain climbing developed her interest with Mother Nature by joining the Jungewalla team early November 2015. Regardless of long weeks with many tours, Elis has never stopped the exhilarating hobby of mountain climbing ever since she moved to Langkawi. Putting her strength and endurance in test on most of her off days has made her a finer storyteller from deep within. Maybe, this is why she became many of our guests’ favorite!
NOW HIRING AT LANGKAWI
If you love to work under the sun, lead outdoor adventure and into nature this is the job for you! Walk-in interview in Langkawi Immediately. Call 049591277 or WhatsApp at +6019 5902300 to make appointment for a skype interview.
- 3 Vacancies as English Speaking Nature Guide in Langkawi
- Monthly Salary
2 vacancies as Nature Guide in LangkawiSalary RM1200 to RM1600 (green batch guide encourage to apply)
- Speak Fluent English, Any other language will be an advantage.
- At least diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma, Eco Tourism/Forestry, Biology, Hospitality/Hotel Management, Geology/Geophysics, Sports Science & Management or equivalent.
- Having the quality of leadership, able to lead the tours assigned and independent.
- Positive attitude discipline, morning person, early riser, friendly and outgoing personality, easy to connect with people.
- Willing to learn new skills and share knowledge, team player and able to cooperate and adapt, fast learner,creative, able to work with minimal supervision
- Passionate for environmental conservation
- Positive social media savvy
- Licensed nature guides are encouraged to apply
- Posses driving license
- Conduct day to day daily tour schedule as assign by coordinator.
- Update and contribute to company social media