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Kampung Semadang Q325 Jalan Kampung Semadang, Kuching 93250 Malaysia
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Kurakura Jungle Homestay is a place to explore the wildlife surrounding and to escape from the city stress. You'll find us next to the Sarawak river, a paradise surrounded by the rainforest of Borneo.
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southern cross wrote a review Feb 2020
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My son and I spent 3 wonderful nights at Kurakura in mid-January. The mixture of Norse and local Bidayu culture had intrigued my attention. Lars, Liza, Liza's Aunt and the 2 girls are lovely and it was a delight to be part of their family. It was quite fascinating what they have achieved in the jungle and an evolving joy. Lars is a great host and source of local information. On the way there we went to an open market introducing us to all sorts of wondrous produce. We went kayaking down the river with a local outfit thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Lars guided us the following day on an amazing muddy walk through sinkholes, through a cave with bats, wading through streams, pointing out interesting native flora and fauna. The final day we visited Semenggoh (sadly orangutans were elsewhere) and Annah Rais longhouses (very interesting) before he dropped us back in Kuching. Yes Liza's cooking exceeded expectations and you fall asleep to a symphony of frogs and insects. Our introduction to Sarawak has only made us want to see more but Kurakura was the highlight. We hope to be back with the rest of the family. And get Lars to show you some of all the different gingers
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Date of stay: January 2020
Juuni wrote a review Jan 2020
Tartu, Estonia8 contributions15 helpful votes
If you are looking for a true jungle experience up the river, but do not want to travel for a long time, then this is one reason to visit the place. Others are 1) surrounding nature, sounds of the jungle (no air conditioner), refreshing swimming in the river, tropical thunderstorms. 2) delicious food including coffee, pepper, vegetables and fruits from backyard. 3) Liza and Lars are great hosts and great source of information about local nature and culture. Besides just enjoying the surrounding we did a jungle shopping walk with Liza for about two hours around the premises where she gave an insight to local botanical knowledge. We also visited the longhouse and Semenggoh and indeed, Lars is an excellent guide. Absolutely recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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331els wrote a review Aug 2019
Opwijk, Belgium9 contributions19 helpful votes
Lars is a perfect guide and Liza an excellent cook and the two daughters playmates. Don't expect the luxury of a spa-bathroom, but the luxury only to be in a quiet, relaxing place in a truely nice natural environment, really away. You can choose what you like to do. Our children enjoyed it too ! Best trip in Borneo for our son. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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j0hamblett wrote a review May 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for two nights with three children aged 2, 5 and 7. It is a beautiful place and we had an unforgettable experience staying in the jungle. Lars and Lisa were fantastic hosts. The food was incredible. We enjoyed a walk to a waterfall, swimming in the river and playing in the beautiful garden. Can’t recommend this place enough, get it booked!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from LarsLiza K, Owner at Kurakura Homestay
Responded 10 Jun 2019
Hi and thank you for staying with us. We are glad to see that you guys enjoyed your stay. See you next time ;) Cheers
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Nicolas S wrote a review Jan 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed at KuraKura for 5 nights. Lars picked us up at our hotel in Kuching and took us to a local market with all kind of fruits and vegatables. Then we took a short drive to Liza’s village and left some luggage at their house in the village, before we took Lars’ longboat for about 15min to KuraKura. Their house was surrounded with a beautiful garden and marvelous view of the jungle. The noise from different kinds of birds and insects was amazing and soothing. Lars took us to a exciting trip into the jungle, including a couple of caves. He has so much knowledge about the rainforest, so you can ask him about anything. The next days we went kayaking down Sarawak river, ending up by KuraKura. We went to Semenggoh wildlife center, but we didn’t see any orangutangs since it was fruit season. Liza took us to “jungle shopping” and made delicious dinner of the vegetables we found in their local surroundings. One thing we didn’t now before we went to KuraKura was that Liza is an amazing chef. She made the best dishes every day. Their daughters were very sweet and lovely. We travelled for one month in Borneo and Australia and had a fantastic vacation, but the best part was staying at KuraKura with Lars, Liza and their daughters. We can’t wait to visit them in the jungle again! Pia & Nicolas
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kurakura Homestay
What are some of the property amenities at Kurakura Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Kurakura Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Does Kurakura Homestay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kurakura Homestay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kurakura Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Kurakura Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Kurakura Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure (14.9 km).