TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE AND BORNEO RAINFOREST LODGE JUNGLE TOUR
Tour Code: TAB3
Duration – 5 days/4 night
Transfer from Lahad Datu airport on the East coast of Sabah to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road. The trip to the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia takes about 1.5 hours. Upon arrival, register and check into the charming Borneon timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, ceiling fans and hot water shower, a real luxury within the tropical rainforest. Enjoy the splendour of mother- nature and explore the vicinity of the resort. Built alongside the Lipad river and nestled within the rainforest, a variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort.
In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the jungle for about twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano known to be frequented by deers, bearded pigs, elephants and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. If you are adventurous, you can experiment withe the volcanic mud which is said to be responsible for fine complexion.
Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted.
LIPAD MUD VOLCANO – TABIN
Return to the resort. After dinner, participate in a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a trip to search 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. (Lunch and Dinner included)
You may opt to join the early morning bird walk as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species. After breakfast, visit the bird watching tower, then trek through the lush green jungle known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad’s Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy the refreshing splash coming down from the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax. In the evening, take a dusk drive to find wildlife and birds within the reserve. After dinner, look out for nocturnal wildlife along the trail nearby to the resort. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
LIPAD WATERFALL – TABIN
CANOPY WALKWAY – BRL
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.
Transfer to Danum Valley through selectively logged forest, cocoa and soft-wood plantations before arriving at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge located beside the Danum River, on the edge of 438 sq. km of undisturbed lowland rainforest. The Lodge is home to the full range of Sabah’s lowland fauna, including the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, and Orang-uUtans. So far some 275 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Explore nature trails and the nearby river. In the evening a slide show and if weather permits one can go spotlighting to view some of the nocturnal animals. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (Lunch and Dinner included)
EARLY MORNING AT LOOKOUT POINT
An early morning bird walk before breakfast. Spend the whole day exploring the forest for birds and mammals, leading up to an escarpment with ancient burial coffins. Trek to the waterfall for a dip in refreshing rock pools. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, walk along trails leading to a canopy walkway. Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Morning trek in search of mammals and birds. Return to the Centre before departing for Lahad Datu. Take the late afternoon flight back to Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
|Tour Code||Destination||Duration||Inclusions||1 Person||2 People||3 People|
|TAB3||Tabin and BRL Jungle Tour||5d/4n||Full Board – Standard Chalet – excludes airfares||$5,600||$2,800||$2,800|
|TAB3||Tabin and BRL Jungle Tour||5d/4n||Full Board – Deluxe Chalet – excludes airfares||$5,900||$2,960||$2,960|
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions
A high season surcharge of $40 per person (twin share) applies for March and April, from 15 July through until 15 October, 2019, and March 2020
Photographs copyright to Penny Favilla, Borneo Rainforest Lodge, nlpri (Aberdeen, Scotland – Lookout Point) and Tabin Wildlife Resort