We stayed here for a couple of nights on our way downriver from Kinabatangan riverside lodge (sister to this one) to the jetty to take us on to Lankayan island.
The lodge was generally very quiet during our stay and in fact on one night we had the place to ourselves.
The Rooms are basic but clean, comfortable and mosi-proof.
The food is simple but is of good quality and seems to be locally sourced.
The staff are friendly and welcoming.
However, the reason you visit here is for the wildlife.... and Wow!.... In two days, we saw a mother orangutan with her baby (no more than 12 feet away), pigmy elephant with new calf, proboscis monkey, long teiled macaques, hornbills etc. etc. - all in wonderfull peaceful surroundings.
The star of the show at the lodge was a bearded pig who seems semi-tame although he comes and goes as he pleases.
My favourite moment - at the oxbow lake first thing in the morning - the perfect stillness and the haunting sound of gibbons calling will stay with me for a lifetime.
This is not a resort for 5-start luxury. However, if you want to see some wonderful wildlife in natural surroundings - this is hard to beat. For us, the fact that it is more remote, slightly pipped its sister lodge (Kinabatangan riverside lodge) for our favourite
- Also Known As:
- Abai Jungle Hotel Sabah
- Abai Jungle Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia