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.
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.