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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Kampung Bilit, Sandakan Malaysia
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#5 of 39 Specialty lodging in Sandakan
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Rustic chalets and dormitory rooms set in Kampung Bilit Kinabatangan, be ready to watch abundance of wildlife from the comfort of boat rides. Transfers to and fro Nature Lodge Kinabatangan and meals are included in the tour prices.
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Free breakfast
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Shuttle bus service
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Private balcony
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Family rooms
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Kampung Bilit, Sandakan Malaysia
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Vnyon wrote a review Sep 2020
Malaysia82 contributions16 helpful votes
I signed up 3D2N Kinabatangan River Safari with Nature Lodge, but made it so unique was that it was during Recovery Movement Control period in Malaysia due to Covid-19. Just imagine the entire lodge only had me as the only guest. Nonetheless, the team comprises of Marlan (the Resident Manager cum chef), Ramzan (the guide cum boatman), Salman (assistant) and Sapri (driver) provided beyond full service even-though just me alone to ensure I had the best experience from the tour. Indeed, I had - I was so lucky enough to witness the Big 3 live alongside Kinabatangan River and can only be found in Borneo ie. pigmy elephants, Orang utans & Proboscis Monkeys - big thank to Ramzan with his never giving up spirit to find the wildlife. Never forget to thank Marlan & Salman - ensure I had a pleasant stays, my itinerary, my delicious breakfast- lunch - dinner. Last but not least, thank to Sapri for his safe driving behavior. Good team with good experience - one of the best time I had during this difficult year 2020.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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jen1jen wrote a review Jul 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland25 contributions5 helpful votes
We had an excellent stay at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan for 3N/4D. The price was very reasonable, the transportation is very well organized, the rooms were basic but good, the food was very nice, the staff was very friendly and helpful and most importantly - the wild life was amazing! We saw wild orangutan, lots of Proboscis monkeys, pig tail monkeys, long tail monkeys, red and silver leaf monkeys, amazing birds and the most bizarre insects.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Armrest dominance wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom11,649 contributions145 helpful votes
There's many tour operators for the Kinabatangan River and many lodges to stay at. Ultimately we chose the Nature Lodge Kinabatangan and their 3D/2N tour because it was an ok mid range price, and also because it offered more cruises and walks than anyone else we found. We were really happy with our decision in the end. The tour started with pickup from our hostel in Sandakan and then off to the orangutan and sun bear rehabilitation centres in Sepilok. We were a bit disappointed with the orangutan centre as it's just like being in a zoo. The sun bear centre was a bit more interesting as we hadn't seen those animals before. Lunch followed at a nearby restaurant and then there was a two-hour minibus journey to the river and a short boat trip to the other side. The staff at the resort were fabulous. Really friendly and helpful. Our accommodation was so much more than what we expected. Nice chalets with comfortable beds. Plenty of space, a large bathroom with good water pressure and hot water. A bench to sit on outside. Tea and coffee in the room and even plugs with USB points to charge our devices! Our guide and boat captain for the river tours were fantastic. Pointing out so many animals and answering all of our questions. After two cruises we saw an elephant, probiscus and many other monkeys, crocodiles, a monitor lizard, birds and more. The only one we missed was a wild orangutan. Animal sightings aren't guaranteed of course. On our evening walk we saw multiple animals, much more than just spiders and insects and more than we expected. Sadly, our tour was cut short because of the coronavirus lockdown, so we couldn't do any more activities. But the staff were really accommodating. Allowing us to stay for the full length of time we had booked and kept serving meals. It was a shame, but we'd already seen lots of animals so were happy with that. Travelled in late March and the weather was really good.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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michelle m wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Highly recommend staying here, staff are friendly and helpful. The price is very reasonable for what is included. The guides are knowledgable... food is great!! Accomodation is nice and clean (basic but that adds to the charm) Highly recommend
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Thank you for your feed back. We will keep trying to ensure that our visitors see value in staying with us. Do have a safe onward travel. Regards
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Jan@chimptrips wrote a review Feb 2020
59 contributions33 helpful votes
We stayed here as part of the 3D/2N package with our family. We loved the river cruises and the jungle walks (both day and night). Our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. The chalets were clean and practical. The food was good and the setting was beautiful. During our stay we saw orangutans, crocodiles, an elephant, lots of proboscis monkeys and macaques. A great experience. We loved our stay here and I would highly recommend the trip and resort.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from AlexanderYee, General Manager at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Thank you very much for your positive feed back. Do help us to pass the words around.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
What are some of the property amenities at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Does Nature Lodge Kinabatangan have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nature Lodge Kinabatangan offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.