We did the Uncle Tan 2 night 3 day trip and it was amazing.
Firstly the staff are very enthusiastic and helpful. Teo and Leo were great guides, and were so willing to help with any questions or queries.
The accommodation is basic but perfectly adequate. The food was very good and plentiful and they have a great co-op run bar where you can get beers. The food is always on time and we there is always a big variety to choose from.
There are lots of mosquitoes and yes there are jungle rats and bats and all the rest, but that is surely the point of being in a jungle camp and not in a polished B&B. We really enjoyed the boat tours and managed to see orangutans, proboscis monkeys, gibbons, crocodiles and many types of eagles and hornbills and other birds. But it is luck of the draw - one night the boat tour was cancelled due to rain and lightening - a safe decision.
The rooms are comfortable and it was great sleeping with the noise of the jungle around you! There are no pillows, but there are mosquito nets which are very needed.
Overall, if you're looking for a real jungle experience, I would recommend Uncle Tans. If you stay further down the river, you might see more animals but you will be sharing with 20 other boats. We saw orangutans every day and we were the only people there!
- Also Known As:
- Uncle Tan B & B Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia