We just returned from a one night stay at this lodge, as part of a two day tour through Eastern Sabah with Wildlife Expeditions (the same company that own this property). I agree with many of the other reviews (yes, it is falling down in places and is very basic in it's amenities) but the owners are quite open about the level of accommodation offered and it is meant to be a 'living in the jungle' type experience. Our room had AC (which is fairly necessary in this climate), which worked well and a comfortable bed for the night. The shower facilities were very rustic, but if your stay is limited to one or two nights - you can make do. They probably could fix up some of the rotting boardwalks and uneven paths - as no matter how basic the accommodation - this was a safety hazard. The positives: The place is very picturesque and literally living in the jungle was an amazing experience. The staff are very friendly and make a great effort to present authentic local food for guests to dine on. Unfortunately, in rural Malaysia - that can mean tough leathery meat and lots of bones - but there is no denying it's an authentic experience! The river cruise and the night jungle walk are real highlights with dozens of proboscis monkeys and long tailed macaques spotted from our boat. Well worth it just for these experiences alone!
- Also Known As:
- Sukau River Lodge Kinabatangan District