We had a very good time in Tabin. Our guide, Mohammed, was a great wildlife spotter, and we saw many species on our walks and drives. As it's secondary rather than primary rainforest, they prefer you to go on trucks rather than walk as the terrain is very muddy. We did walk to a volcano, slogging for 600 metres through nearly knee-deep mud in wellington boots. It was fun but hard work so I understand why there is an emphasis on trucks. On the drives, we saw a lot of interesting and unusual wildlife including the striped civet (a rare species), a colugo (a huge thrill as they are even rarer than the striped civet), palm civets, mouse and sambar deer, wild boar, long-tailed macaques and some amazingly beautiful birds. We also caught a glimpse of wild cattle which had not been seen round Tabin before so Mohammed was really excited about these. Round the lodge itself we saw gibbons, two hornbill species and other gorgeous birds, and a flying lizard who was cool. The food was good, the room comfy, the staff very friendly. Thoroughly recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Tabin Wildlife Hotel
- Tabin Wildlife Hotel Lahad Datu
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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