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“Heart of Borneo's Wildlife Conservation Area”

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Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Located in the heart of Borneor's Wildlife Conservation area, along the banks of Kinabatangan river is the home of an amazing world of unique wildlife never seen anywhere in the world in its most natural existence.
The lodge is beautiful with a rustic wooden architecture with high ceilings.The rooms are individual chalets and are clean and comfortable.
Reaching Proboscis lodge is an experience. from Kota Kinabalu to sandakan is a 45 min flight in one of the small propeller flights. Then a 10 min boat ride from Lapit Jetty to the lodge.
Everyday we were taken by the speed boats for sighting some amazing birds and animals. One gets to see rhino hornbills; pied hornbills; proboscis monkeys; and a whole lot of amazing rainforest creatures. Must visit place

Room Tip: The larger chalets by next to the reception have better location.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the lodge as part of a 2 day guided tour of Sabah and had a wonderful time. We approached the lodge by boat; if you get the choice this is definitely the way to arrive. We were in cabin 1, which had a balcony overlooking the Kinabatangan River. We were very happy with our accommodation which had a double bed a basic en suite. Although we were well wrapped up against the mozzies I was still bitten a few times (they seemed to leave my husband alone though which seemed a bit unfair!). We had three meals at the lodge, all of which were really good with local curries being a particular highlight. There was only one other small group there at the same time as us so we had the place pretty much to ourselves, although as it was quiet we didn’t make use of the bar or other facilities; if we had been in a larger group then perhaps we would have. Our wonderful tour guide arranged for us to be taken out on a night ‘safari’ on the river by a local fisherman. It was a fantastic experience to be out on the river using torches to find nocturnal wildlife although I got a bit nervous when our guide pointed out a crocodile. I have never seen as many stars as I saw that night on the river; it was truly astounding. Finally, I have to add one of my favourite things about our cabin which was our little unexpected roommate, a gecko which was lovely. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone visiting the Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve.

Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: May 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi

Address: Sandakan Sukau | Kinabatangan, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Sandakan
Price Range: $143 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Proboscis Lodge Bukit Melapi or simply called Melapi Lodge on the banks of the mighty Kinabatangan River offers you all the comfort of nature wildlife facilities while you trek and cruise to catch a glimpse of riverside inhabitants including the Proboscis Monkeys in their natural habitat. Night time at the lodge is another best time to connect with the nature by signing up for the option night cruise. ... more   less 
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