Tabin Wildlife Resort - Wildlife Encounters in Sabah, Borneo
The 2D1N Tabin Wildlife Resort package involves an overnight stay at Tabin Wildlife Resort located within Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Tabin Wildlife Resort is the only Lodge located in Tabin Reserve so you'll be sure of experiencing nature away from the crowds. 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. The Reserve 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 Tabin 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.
Explore and relax on a 2D1N stay at Tabin Wildlife Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
Since the opening of Tabin Wildlife Resort in 2004, Tabin Wildlife Reserve has gained popularity to be one of the best places in Sabah to observe the rich bio-diversity of nature and to part-take in nature based activities. Tabin Wildlife Resort has 20 jungle lodges (10 River Lodges, 10 Hill Lodges) and all are Borneo timber bungalows. The Lodges at Tabin Wildlife Resort offer comfortable accommodation with a twin-bedded or double-bedded room, en-suite bathroom, hot water shower and private balcony. The River Lodges overlook the Lipad river. The Hill Lodges overlook the hillside forest or the river. All Lodges at Tabin Wildlife Resort are linked by a timber board walk to the Sunbird Cafe.
During your 2 day visit to Tabin Wildlife Reserve you will take part in jungle-trekking, night safari, night walk, wildlife-spotting and bird-watching. 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.
A stay at Tabin Wildlife Resort in Tabin Wildlife Reserve is perfectly completed with a stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge via a 3D2N or 4D3N Danum Valley Package. Danum & Tabin packages combined really help you maximise your experience of some of the most stunning, protected rainforest in Sabah.
Trip Itinerary - 2D1N Tabin Wildlife Resort, Sabah, Borneo
Day 1 (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 depart twice a day to Tabin Wildlife Resort: 08:00hrs & 12:00hrs. The recommended flights to Lahad Datu for joining the scheduled transfers are:-
- 08:00hrs transfer to Tabin Wildlife Resort is the BKI-LDU MH3010 0620/0715.
- 12:00hrs transfer to Tabin Wildlife Resort 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 Wildlife Reserve and its 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, Tabin Wildlife Reserve.
Day 2 (B & L)
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.
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 2D1N Tabin Wildlife Resort 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 Wildlife Resort / Lahad Datu. Accommodation, meals as stated, guided tours and activities, 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.
Non-scheduled transfers are at additional surcharge, items not mentioned above. The new Tourism Tax - the Tourism Tax is currently set with a flat rate of RM 10 per room per night and will be charged to Non-Malaysian or Foreign tourists from 1st September 2017.
Recommended Packing List - 2D1N Tabin Wildlife Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
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.
Notes - 2D1N Tabin Wildlife Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
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 packages at Tabin Wildlife Resort up to 31st March 2020. For tours to Tabin Wildlife Resort after this date please contact us for a quote.
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