We stayed for one night at the Abai Lodge and had a wonderful time. As with others we were there to see the wildlife and weren't disappointed - proboscis monkeys, hornbills, egrets, orangutans, red lipped monkeys, snakes and lizards. Perhaps we were lucky. With the boats moored up directly in front of the lodge we were able to go out three times on the river.
The rooms themselves are basic, but with all the flowers outside on the walkway they've tried to make the place as attractive as possible. There is another walkway around the jungle nearby and we walked around this in the afternoon and got to see more animals and insects.
The lodge staff were quite honest about the fact there is just a fan to cool the rooms and in the afternoons it is like a BBQ indoors. By the evening it was fine, with the fan on, to sleep (if, like me, you need silence to sleep bring some earplugs). Meals were buffets and plentiful. Breakfast followed a morning boat trip and was served in the forest on the walkway, with squirrels popping up to get some toast.
We booked the whole trip with SI Tours and we would recommend them to anyone. I booked after email correspondence and their service in Borneo was very professional. Our tour also took in the Sepilok Orang Sanctuary and the Sandakan War Memorial Park, both of which I'd recommend.
- Also Known As:
- Abai Jungle Hotel Sabah
- Abai Jungle Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia