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Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp

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Maputo, Mozambique
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went it last year, that was a very amazing experience. It's a camp located at 45mns by walk (and only by walk) so you are in the middle of the nature, far from the noise of the city. They propose a night trek, no lights, the complete dark which is very impressive when you switch off your light. They... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The stay was pleasant, we even managed to see how a snake caught a bat and the whole process of eating. The food is or was vegetarian, they didn't have any meat, but I think as long as it is tasty it doesn't matter. I stayed in a challet, it was very good built... More 

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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Aidan (camp boss when we were there, june 2016) is an amazing guide. We really enjoyed our stay, magical experience, even the leeches were not that bad after all. Tip: go bouldering, it is amazing, you won't be disappointed. If you are staying multpiple days, bring a powerbank for your mobile devices. Or even better, don't, and let the batteries... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We ended up staying at Lupa masa for 7 nights as my partner and I enjoyed it so much! The location is absolutely perfect, in the jungle right next to a beautiful river and waterfall. So wonderfully peaceful and refreshing. The food was so delicious (and plenty of it!) Sonny and Nick were very knowledgable and their passion for nature... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We booked Lupa Masa on the recommendation of a friend and weren't disappointed. From meeting Nick in Poring, to being escorted out on our last day to ensure we made it safely to our next pick-up point, it was flawless. We were put up in the most incredible chalet nestled in the rainforest, overlooking the beautiful creek. The chalet was... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great location for spotting small animals. A guide takes you out, once the night has fallen, on a walk, looking for all kind of small wildlife. Special insects, frogs, millipedes, moths, etc... can be seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Lupa Masa as most do on their travels—through the ever so insightful Lonely Planet. The book describes the camp as a bit rustic with lots of bugs, but still worth a shot. So we thought, what the heck? We're in Borneo, right? Lupa Masa provided us with so much more than a few nights... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $44 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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