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Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at Lupa Masa just for one night. The place is amazing, real jungle that goes straight to the beach. The room was really clean and breakfast with the family a great experience. I can recommend a place to everyone.

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Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights relaxing in this off-grid haven hidden in the jungle on the side of Mt Kinabalu, 40 min walk from Poring. It's very rustic and peaceful and ideal for nature lovers, not so great if you can't handle bugs and mud or need wifi to survive! We stayed in a riverside chalet, a simple wooden hut with...

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

Three of us stayed at Lupa Masa Dec 2016. Absolutely loved the place and its amazing staff, all set within a beautiful patch of rainforest. Delicious food (and big portions - good for when you've been out walking all day!). A 30 minute trek to get to the place all adds to the unique experience. We had such a great...

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Malaysia
Reviewed December 7, 2016

We drove to Poring and parked inside Poring Hot Spring, no parking fees needed. We were asked to wait at Non Ling restaurant at 3pm and when we arrived our two young female guide (Stella & Adi) was already there. We then walked for about 30minutes to the main camp. We booked the tents for 3 days 2 night. Good...

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Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Basic, overpriced jungle camp, needs some improvements. GPS location: 6.061960, 116.702060 but don't try find it by yourself because it is in deep forest. Just for information. Wet and smelly tents and mattresses. Holes in mosquito net, but we had our own one. Except short nightwalk, no guided tours. If raining nothing to do. We had a heartburn after every...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is a very basic camp set in the middle of the rainforest outside Poring. It's a great place for people wanting to be immersed in nature. Getting there involves a 45 minute walk through plantations and forest on a trail. It's slightly uphill but not difficult. You can leave excess luggage in Poring. There are four accommodation options (all...

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

This place is a bit pricy for Malaysia but worth it, forget about the money and let the experience count. You will be sitting right in the middle of the oldest rainforest in the world, surrounded by beautiful butterflies, birds and other beautiful creatures, with two waterfalls and a river in short walking distance. No sign of other people, no...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed August 22, 2016

camp is very basic, you have to bring all you need.....if you need something in the forest rather than food! Nice experience need at least 2 nights there to have time to go around and explore. You can swim in the river despite too cold for me and walk around at night with guide.

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed August 17, 2016

This place is excellent! We stayed here for three days, two nights in July. The camp is a forty-minute walk into the middle of the rainforest. There are multiple hikes to do from the camp, a river with waterfalls and swimming spots, and the guys running it can take you on a night walk to try and spot some wildlife....

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Lupa Masa was the highlight of our time in Malaysia. We stayed at the camp as volunteers for 3 weeks and really felt like we would never want to leave. I was never once bored, with many treks around the camp and further afield into the national park and around Poring. The lack of electricity was never an issue and...

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Lupa Masa rainforest camp is a natural hideaway set amongst some of the oldest rainforest on Earth. 3 hours from Sabah state capital Kota Kinabalu it is a short walk from the Poring Hot Springs which is 30 mins off the main Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan highway.Made from local bamboo with power supplied by its own on site hydro-electric generator Lupa Masa is one of the greenest, in all senses, places to visit and stay in Borneo. It is surrounded on two sides by the national park and the third boundary is a crystal clear river and waterfall. Accomodation is in traditional style 'sulaps' in tents on foam mattress. Lupa Masa is a haven for birds, mammals and thousands of weird and wonderful insects including stunning butterflies and fire flies. Seasonally on-site there are blooms of the largest flower in the world - the Rafflesia. The camp offers rainforest trekking, bird watching, village visits or simply the opportunity to relax surrounded by nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp

Address: Jalan Poring | Poring Hot Springs, Poring, Ranau 88300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Ranau > Poring
Price Range: $39 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I stayed in a riverside chalet, which was a nice option. Take a towel or sarong and flipflops for accessing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles HGHF, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“There are 4 types of accommodation: tents, small bamboo huts, 'honeymoon suite' or the river chalets. Take your pick”
 of 5 bubbles B6166RYroberts, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are basic, you have a mosquito net and a bed, that's it.”
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  • Our chalet (the luxury accomodation type) with riverview
 of 5 bubbles markjosp, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Pay for the chalet and try to book when Nick and Sonny are there as their knowledge and guidance in the rainforest was brilliant!”
 of 5 bubbles BriennaH, May 12, 2016 | Read review
“If you are lucky and the two river view rooms are not booked yet, ask for it!”
 of 5 bubbles Kurt_orion_G, Apr 6, 2016 | Read review
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