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Tabin Wildlife Resort

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu 88300, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Minusio, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed two nights and came here to see the wildlife Upon arrival we met our guide for our stay, he first explained our program, witch is fix and depends on the length of your stay, we got our rubber boots and after wards we had to look a video of the beautiful things we could see in Saba. the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a 2 night package (in May 2014) organised direct with Tabin. We were met at the Lahad Datu airport and taken to the office, which is right at the airport (for check-in then waited for the driver). The drive out to Tabin was in a small mini van with 2 other guests and a couple of guides. The... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in April 2014 at Tabin but I only find time now to write a review. We booked a 4D/3N birding tour and had a great guide named Wangtong (not sure about the spelling) who managed to find us so many different species we had a hard time ticking them all in our fieldguide! I'm a bird lover but... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights and 4 days as part of our honeymoon. Our room was beautifully decorated with flowers and gifts and our table in the cafe decoated with candles -a lovely touch. Our guide Esrail was super, such a friendly and lovable character with incredible knowledge and eyes like a hawk. Much of the wildlife spotting is done... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a River Lodge at Tabin. The cabin was clean and well appointed. Having air-conditioning was a surprise having stayed at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge without it in the Danum Valley in previous years. We were picked up from our B&B in Lahad Datu (see other review) and taken to the nearby Tabin office to check... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to the location of the forest, being surrounded by plantations, the wildlife spotting is really good and easy. Safaris are by open topped jeep, like Africa, which makes this more child and aged friendly than walking in Danum Valley. It is also nearer to Lahad Datu, just over an hour by road, so quicker to get to than Danum... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Tabin wildlife resort isnt much luxury, but the nature is very nice. We did some jungletrekkings to spot wildlife, but actually we have seen most wildlife at the lodge itself (macaques, gibbons, birds). Its an hour drive from lahad datu to the lodge, expect a bumpy road. The lodge is nicely located next to river, and thats also why you... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed in Sept 2013 and stayed on the 3 day / 2 night trip. Tabin was one of the highlights of our trip to Malaysia. We were very lucky and saw some amazing wildlife the highlights being Orangutan, Pygmy Elephant (only pygmy in the sense its not as big as the african elephants), innumerable raptors, monkeys, wild cats and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We actually liked this more than the more commercial establishment in Danum Valley. We certainly saw more wildlife here, and we either seemed to go out with just our guide or our guide another couple, and their guide. Whether this would be so in high season I do not know. Great guiding during morning walks and night time safari's meant... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Whilst we didn't expect much since our travel agent told us it was "simple" we also didn't think it would be anywhere near as bad as it was. It consists of a dozen rudimentary cabins along the muddy riverfront all with twin beds. If you want a double you push them together but still have separate mattresses and sheets. For... More

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Address: KM 49, Jalan Tungku, Lahad Datu 88300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabin Wildlife Resort 3*
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Tabin Was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. With a protected forest area of 120,500 hectares, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of endangered wildlife and protected mammals in Sabah. Tabin Wildlife Resort offers visitor facilities and accommodation within the wildlife reserve to provide a comfortable stay whilst experiencing the spectacular Borneo flora and fauna. ... more   less 
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