The rooms are basic and buffet food fine but the reason to come and stay here is the isolated location along the river. In stunning contrast to the sister Kinabatangan property up-river, the guests here compete only with each other for wildlife spotting rather than multiple boats from multiple properties. Furthermore, the river is much wider allowing competing boats to spread out. The contrast is stunning with a real feel of a river safari here rather than a traffic jam of boaters craning to see another macaque up-river. We saw crocodiles, numerous orangutangs and proboscis monkeys, a wide array of birds and luckier guests encountered elephants. Would definitely recommend two nights here and the avoidance of properties further up-river including the sister property where they will try to steer you in a package deal.
- Also Known As:
- Abai Jungle Hotel Sabah
- Abai Jungle Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia