3D2N Tabin Wildlife Encounter, Sabah, Malaysia
The 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Encounter package involves an overnight stay at Tabin Wildlife Resort located within Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Tabin Wildlife Reserve is the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia, with a total land area of 123,000 hectare, and winner of the “Most promising tourist attraction” award. Tabin Wildlife Reserve Borneo Malaysia is a sanctuary to large number of animals inhabiting its forests, some of which are highly endangered.
Tabin Wildlife Resort complements a visitors stay at the wildlife reserve by providing facilities including charming timber lodges built and blended within the natural surroundings, and a comprehensive range of nature-based activities. Tabin Wildlife Resort is nestled within the rainforest, beside the Lipad river, and the surrounding area in Tabin Wildlife Reserve is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals, even right beside the buildings of the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.
Open your eyes and explore the beauty - 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Encounter, Sabah, Malaysia
During your 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Encounter you will take part in jungle-trekking, night safari, night walk, wildlife-spotting, bird-watching and rainforest education. Natural mud volcanoes are an important natural attraction for wildlife seeking salt, and these have become a bonus for visitors coming to see wild animals.
If spotting wildlife is your top priority during your holiday in Borneo then you could combine this 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Encounter with a 3D2N Kinabatangan River Trip. The Kinabatangan River is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and offers wildlife encounters during river cruises along the Kinabatangan River.
Trip Itinerary - 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Encounter, Sabah, Malaysia
Day 1 (Meals: L & D)
You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (1:30hrs journey). The scheduled transfers from Lahad Datu depat twice a day to Tabin: 08:00hrs & 12:00hrs. The recommend flight to Lahad Datu for joining the 08:00hrs transfer to Tabin is the BKI-LDU MH3010 0620 /0715. The recommend flight to Lahad Datu for joining the 12:00hrs transfer to Tabin is the BKI-LDU MH3014 0955/1050 .
On arrival at Tabin Wildlife Resort you will check into your lodge which comes complete with private balcony, ceiling fan and a hot water shower - a welcome luxury in the forest.
In the afternoon visit the Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, 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. Climb the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano and its surrounding thick forest, where birds are commonly sighted.
After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a trip 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.
Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.
Day 2 (Meals: B, L & D)
You may opt to join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, trek 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 you may wish to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.
Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.
Day 3 (Meals: B & L)
After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin.
After lunch, depart for Lahad Datu airport for your transfer from the Resort. The scheduled transfer departs from Tabin Wildlife Resort at 1330hrs (arrive in Lahad Datu town at 15:00hrs). The recommended departure flight from Lahad Datu Airport is the LDU-BKI MH3023 1725/1820.
There are no specific pre-requisites for joining the 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Encounter Package, however we recommend you are average fitness or above and comfortable at trekking for a couple of hours in tropical conditions. You will be asked to complete a liability form on arrival at Tabin Wildlife Resort.
Scheduled return transfer Lahad Datu / Tabin / Lahad Datu. Accommodation, meals as stated, guided tours and activities.
Non-scheduled transfers are at additional surcharge, items not mentioned above.
Recommended Packing List - Tabin Wildlife Encounter Package
Binoculars, insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries and leech socks. Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.
Leeches are plenty on all trails. It is recommended you use leech socks during trekking activities. Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.
Prices are valid for trips between 1st April 2017 up to 31st March 2018. For trip enquiries after this date please contact us for a quote.
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