A lovely lodge very near both the orang utan sanctuary and the rainforest centre, built around a lake. It's worth wandering around the grounds as the gardens are very pretty and we saw hornbills (pied and black), cute frogs and gorgeous sunbirds. We did the night walk put on by the lodge too which was superb, and we saw a slow loris, civet cat, mouse deer, two frog species, a huge lizard, a sleeping hornbill and an owl. It was amazing. However, you do go straight into the rainforest, it's very muddy and very leechy. They give you wellington boots which keep a lot of leeches off but they do drop into your hair. I didn't wear a hat (wear a hat) and spent the rest of the evening, while in the lovely lodge restaurant eating my dinner, picking off leeches that were crawling down my shirt and tossing them into the river. One had bitten me on the head and blood was, unbenownst to me, dripping down my forehead. The waitress was far too polite to say anything and my husband couldn't see it as it was rather dark, but in the room afterwards I looked like an ax murderer had had a go. Very funny.
Rooms are lovely, very clean, and the food is very good. The staff are friendly and helpful, it's a great place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden amongst a veritable treasure trove of tropical plants and grasses, hug trees and spectacular orchids in bloom, the quaint bungalows of the Sepilok Nature Resort are within walking distance of the world-famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, precious home of the last wild Orang Utans of Northern Borneo. Combining rich traditional style with contemporary luxury, Sepilok Nature Resort is the ideal starting point for most other wildife land destinations in Sabah such as the fauna rich Kinabatangan River and the surrounding Sukau area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sepilok Nature Hotel Sepilok