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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 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Despite the bumpy road into the park you never really feel that far from civilization here as you are right next to an oil palm plantation and there are a few buildings scattered around. Despite this we did see lots of birds, snakes, flying squirrels, gibbons, silver leaf monkeys, wild pigs, monkeys, otters leopard cats, civets etc. The guides were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

After a bumpy road, arrived at the TWR. What a place! We were secretly hoping for a river lodge, but we got hill lodge n. 6, that meant 143 stairs up. The view from the room is exquisite, at this point the river lodge was forgotten. Rooms are clean, shower is basic, but it works. Food was not superb, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

I did the 3 day 2 night trip to Tabin, i had a nice time but it's very over priced for what you get. The lodge set up is lovely, nice location, and my room was really nice set up in the jungle with great views. The trip is expensive and therefore I'd expect them to fill my time when... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at the tabin wildlife reosrt for 3 nights in a riverside cabin. The cabin is very nice, with ac and a fan. The bathroom is a little bit old, but oke, if you consider the jungle experience this is oke. We had a guide named Esrael, he is very good, if not say almost fanatic (in a good... 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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