The Semelai guide is however recommended for every excursion due to the extensive and maze-like nature of the swamp, as well as its intricate waterways.
Excellent fishing, boating, kayaking, jungle trekking, orienteering and river safaris are some of the activities that can be done here. Enjoy the tranquil surrounding of the open water as you go boating or cruise for hours the myriad of river channels to explore the vegetation and in search for wild life.
There are several options available by road. The easiest route from Kuala Lumpur follows the Karak highway to Temerloh and then south towards the town of Triang, where signboards, just before Kerayong will lead you to the north side jetties and tourism complex. A second route goes through Seremban, Kuala Pilah and Bahau from the south end of the lake. An alternative route leads from Bahau to Ayer Hitam and then east towards Muadzam Shah, and then look for a turnoff signpost to Tasek Bera, which leads to the east side of the wetland to the tourism complex. Travel time from Kuala Lumpur is about 3 ½ to 4 hours.
Visitors can also take the train from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Trains stop at Triang and Mentakab respectively, where there are taxi’s available to the Bera jetty. Transfers can also be arranged from Temerloh and Kerayong to Tasek Bera.
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