tabin wildlife reserve

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tabin wildlife adventure

A gateway to nature

The opportunity to immerse in nature unlike anywhere else is Tabin Wildlife Reserve’s alluring proposition. Occupying a large part of the peninsula forming the northern headland of Darvel Bay near the town of Lahad Datu, the reserve, which comprises more than 120,000ha of land, was created in 1984 on the account of the large number of animals inhabiting the forests, some of which are endangered. The Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros and Tembadau (a species of wild cattle) all roam the reserve, as do 9 different species of primatesand 3 species of cat, while the trees are a haven for more than 200 species of birds. Tabin is covered in lowland dipterocarp forest and boasts an impressive number of tropical plants, some of which are rich in medicinal and therapeutic values. Moreover, Tabin also has active and mineral-rich mud volcanoes that attract frequent visits by wildlife – this presents an ideal platform for wildlife observation and birdwatching.

“Become engrossed in observing wildlife and exotic birds in a pristine jungle”

DAY ONE

The flight from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu takes 55 minutes, and you will then proceed to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve by road. Check in at your lodgings at Tabin, and begin your much anticipated excursion into the rainforest. You will be led to the Lipad mud volcano, a mineral salt lick frequented by wildlife and birds. Make a game of identifying the multitude of animal footprints there, then climb the observation tower to admire the stunning landscape of bare mud volcano surrounded by thick forest. Back at the resort, dinner will be served along with a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders. It doesn’t end there – after dinner, you will be heading back into the forest to observe nocturnal wildlife and birds. Be sure to look up at the night sky, where on clear days, will be lit up with a myriad of stars and constellations.

DAY TWO

The best time for bird watching is early in the morning, and you have the option to go on this morning walk to discover more. Come back to the resort for breakfast before heading out for another trek through the lush green rainforest to the Lipad Waterfall for a dip in the cool, refreshing water. Make the most of your time here before saying goodbye to this wonder-filled place for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu.

 ACCOMMODATION

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Perched on the banks of the Lipad River, this eco-friendly retreat has 10 units each of timber river lodges and hill lodges. Each one sleeps up to 3 people and comes with ensuite bathroom with hot shower, and a private balcony overlooking the river or forest. There’s a café for meals and fully equipped conference rooms for holding meetings.

What’s included?

  • Return transfer from the resort to the airport
  • Entrance fee
  • Tour guide
  • Meals
  • Accommodation

What’s not included?

  • Return airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu
  1. BKI-LD MH 3010 ETD 0955 & MH 3014 ETD 0955
  2. LD-BKI MH 3018 ETD 1515 & MH 3022 ETD 1615
  • Camera/video fee
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Raincoat, insect repellent, torch light

Important note: If flight is not available, land transfer can be arranged.  Please contact us for more details.*

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tabin wildlife adventure

A gateway to nature

The opportunity to immerse in nature unlike anywhere else is Tabin Wildlife Reserve’s alluring proposition. Occupying a large part of the peninsula forming the northern headland of Darvel Bay near the town of Lahad Datu, the reserve, which comprises more than 120,000ha of land, was created in 1984 on the account of the large number of animals inhabiting the forests, some of which are endangered. The Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros and tembadau (a species of wild cattle) all roam the reserve, as do 9 different species of primates and 3 species of cat, while the trees are a haven for more than 200 species of birds. Tabin is covered in lowland dipterocarp forest and boasts an impressive number of tropical plants, some of which are rich in medicinal and therapeutic values. Moreover, Tabin also has active and mineral-rich mud volcanoes that attract frequent visits by wildlife – this presents an ideal platform for wildlife observation and birdwatching.

DAY ONE

The flight from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu takes 55 minutes, and you will then proceed to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve by road. Check in at your lodgings at Tabin, and begin your much anticipated excursion into the rainforest. You will be led to the Lipad mud volcano, a mineral salt lick frequented by wildlife and birds. Make a game of identifying the multitude of animal footprints there, then climb the observation tower to admire the stunning landscape of bare mud volcano surrounded by thick forest. Back at the resort, dinner will be served along with a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders. It doesn’t end there – after dinner, you will be heading back into the forest to observe nocturnal wildlife and birds. Be sure to look up at the night sky, where on clear days, will be lit up with a myriad of stars and constellations.

DAY TWO

The best time for bird watching is early in the morning, and you have the option to go on this morning walk to discover more. Come back to the resort for breakfast before heading out for another trek through the lush green rainforest to the Lipad Waterfall for a dip in the cool, refreshing water. Back at the resort, relax tired muscles with the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a blend of natural herbs. After dinner is another night-time excursion into the forest.

DAY THREE

On your last day in Tabin, go on a stroll to the nearby rock pool or riverside where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Soak up your final hours here with a dip in the river or a final walk in the jungle before bidding adieu to this land of wonders for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu.

ACCOMMODATION

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Perched on the banks of the Lipad River, this eco-friendly retreat has 10 units each of timber river lodges and hill lodges. Each one sleeps up to 3 people and comes with ensuite bathroom with hot shower, and a private balcony overlooking the river or forest. There’s a café for meals and fully equipped conference rooms for holding meetings.

What’s included?

  • Return transfer from the resort to the airport
  • Entrance fee
  • Tour guide
  • Meals
  • Accommodation

What’s not included?

  • Return airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu
  • Camera/video fee
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Raincoat, insect repellent, torch light

Important note: If flight is not available, land transfer can be arranged.  Please contact us for more details.

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tabin wildlife adventure

A gateway to nature

The opportunity to immerse in nature unlike anywhere else is Tabin Wildlife Reserve’s alluring proposition. Occupying a large part of the peninsula forming the northern headland of Darvel Bay near the town of Lahad Datu, the reserve, which comprises more than 120,000ha of land, was created in 1984 on the account of the large number of animals inhabiting the forests, some of which are endangered. The Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros and tembadau (a species of wild cattle) all roam the reserve, as do 9 different species of primates and 3 species of cat, while the trees are a haven for more than 200 species of birds. Tabin is covered in lowland dipterocarp forest and boasts an impressive number of tropical plants, some of which are rich in medicinal and therapeutic values. Moreover, Tabin also has active and mineral-rich mud volcanoes that attract frequent visits by wildlife – this presents an ideal platform for wildlife observation and birdwatching.

  • Become engrossed in observing wildlife and exotic birds in a pristine jungle
  • Learn about the habits of nocturnal creatures with a camp out at the Lipad mud volcano

DAY ONE

The flight from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu takes 55 minutes, and you will then proceed to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve by road. After registration and a briefing, pack the items you would need for your night out at the Lipad mud volcano. You will have some free time after lunch to take in your surrounds. Trek to the mud volcano and make a game of identifying the multitude of animal footprints there. Climb the observation tower to admire the stunning landscape all around. As night approaches, be alert and stay quiet and still so as to not startle the wildlife that would come to feed on minerals at the mud volcano.

DAY TWO

The trek back to the resort begins after breakfast, and you will check into your comfortable chalet. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Dinner will be served along with a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by an excursion to observe more nocturnal wildlife and birds. Be sure to look up at the night sky, where on clear days, will be lit up with a myriad of stars and constellations.

DAY THREE

In the interest of making the most of your stay, opt for a dawn drive to look for wildlife that are active only at this time of the day (this is not included in the package). Then, join the morning walk to scout for birds and after breakfast, trek through the lush forest to visit the Lipad Waterfall for a dip in the cool, refreshing water. Back at the resort, relax tired muscles with the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a blend of natural herbs.

DAY FOUR

On your last day in Tabin, go on a stroll to the nearby rock pool or riverside where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Soak up your final hours here with a dip in the river or a final walk in the jungle before bidding adieu to this land of wonders for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu.

ACCOMMODATION

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Perched on the banks of the Lipad River, this eco-friendly retreat has 10 units each of timber river lodges and hill lodges. Each one sleeps up to 3 people and comes with ensuite bathroom with hot shower, and a private balcony overlooking the river or forest. There’s a café for meals and fully equipped conference rooms for holding meetings.

What’s included?

  • Return transfer from the resort to the airport
  • Entrance fee
  • Tour guide
  • Meals
  • Accommodation

What’s not included?

  • Return airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu
  • Camera/video fee
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Raincoat, insect repellent, torch light

Important note: If flight is not available, land transfer can be arranged.  Please contact us for more details.