Kenaboi State Park is tucked away in the hilly and remote Jelebu District of Negeri Sembilan. Previously known as Taman Alam Liar Negeri (State Wildlife Park) this forest park is a stretch of Hill Dipterocarp rainforest rich in flora such as wild orchids, herbs, ferns and palms. It is popular with bird watchers and species like hornbills can be found here as well as Rajah Brooke butterflies.
I visited the park in July 2018 but unfortunately I failed to obtain a permit in advance and when I reached the park entrance the security guard did not allow me to enter. Do not make the same mistake. Apply for your permit (RM5) from the State Forestry Department’s office in Kuala Klawang (contact details below). Kuala Klawang is 63 km away from the park entrance so a long way to go back if you forget your permit.
Open Monday - Sunday 8 am - 6 pm.
Permit RM 5
First Obtain the Permit:
Pejabat Renjer Hutan Daerah Jelubu, Kuala Klawang
Location marked on map below.
GPS: Coordinates of Permit Office:
Type Of Vehicle Required
The road as far as Kampong Ulu Kenaboi is good, including an excellent new stretch, with tarmac all the way. From Kg Ulu Kenaboi the road, although mostly metalled, is heavily rutted and potholed in places and the surface has been washed away. It is also narrow and if you meet oncoming traffic you may have to pull over onto overgrown verges to allow vehicles to pass. For this reason, 4WD or at least a car with high clearance is recommended. Having said that, I saw one couple who made it all the way to the park entrance in their Proton Saga. Once inside the park, there is a track taking you closer to the waterfall and for this 4WD is required or you could walk.
You can find the exact location of the park entrance and the permit office on this map:
GPS Co-ordinates of Kenaboi State Park Entrance:
Pejabat Hutan Daerah Negeri Sembilan Utara
71600 Kuala Klawang
Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus
Tel: 06 6136500 / 06 7659849