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Overview

Observe the rich biodiversity of nature and part-take in nature-base activities within the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Experience jungle-trekking, night safari, night walks, wildlife-spotting, bird-watching and rainforest education.

Trip Highlights

Tabin Wildlife Safari

Discover wildlife of Tabin Reserve

Escape to tropical rainforests on Tabin Wildlife Reserve and learn about the rich diversity of plants and animal species.

Trek the active Lipad mud volcano

Set-off from the Elephant Trail and trek up to the active Lipad mud volcano identifying animal tracks along the way. 

Nightwalks to discover nocturnal animals

Go on nightwalks to discover nocturnal wildlife and birds under a night sky full of stars. 

Itinerary

1

Lahad Datu – Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Transfer from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Resort by 4WD (Private): 1.5hrs

Recommended Flight Schedule: MH3010 BKI LDU 0610 0705

MH3014 BKI LDU 0940 1035

At 08:00 or 12:00 Pickup at Lahad Datu Airport for a 1.5-hour transfer to Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot water shower, a welcome luxury in the forest. Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals.  Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.

**For guest arriving before 11:00am, take a visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area.

In the afternoon, trek from the Elephant trail to the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek from the mud volcano back to the main road.

After dinner, enjoy a night walk to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two.

Please Note: This program is based on Private Transfers and in-house Private Nature Guide. Join in basis is also available. Having a Private Guide will allow for the program to be flexible. 

Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort

2

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, a drive to the core area stop over and climb up the birds watching tower continue along the way guide will show and explained to you the Orang Utan Release Centre before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks. In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.

After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort

3

Tabin Wildlife Reserve Departures

Transfer from Tabin Wildlife Reserve to Lahad Datu by 4WD (Private): 1.5hours

After breakfast, free and easy until check out. At 13.30 transfer from Tabin Wildlife Reserve to Lahad Datu and onto the airport for onward flight.

Please Note: Activities are subject to weather condition/departure time, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation

Recommended Flight Schedule: MH3019 LDU BKI 16:00 16:55

Important Information

PRIVATE PACKAGE:

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Private English-Speaking In-House Nature Guide in Tabin (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Private Transfers from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (Private Basis)
  • Private Night Drive
  • Private Vehicle for Activities

OPTIONAL ALTERNATIVE SIC PACKAGE:

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Join in English-Speaking In-House Nature Guide in Tabin (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Join in Transfers from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (Private Basis)
  • Join in Night Drive
  • Join in Vehicle for Activities

Tabin Wildlife Reserve scheduled Transfers for SIC Package:

  • 08:00 Hrs & 12:00 Hrs: Dep LDU -Tabin Wildlife Reserve
  • 13:30 Hrs: Dep Tabin wildlife Reserve – LHD

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance (must include helicopter evacuation for Borneo)
  • Visa for Malaysia
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Tourism tax

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