The cabins are old and moldy (see photo) and very uncomfortable - open air walls, thin mattress, mosquito net with holes. There is no electricity other than a pin-size LED light on the ceiling which was totally inadequate to find ones way to the toilet facilities. The food was low quality and the dining area is dark, dirty and dank. The lady's bathroom had 5 lavatories but only 2 worked. There's no place with comfortable chairs to relax or read a book. There did not appear to be any conservation work ongoing although we saw several guys hanging around the camp all day long. Our guide was OK but his English left much to be desired. We saw only birds and monkeys on the river cruise and frogs and spiders on the night forest walk (and a squirrel that snatched left over food from the buffet table in the dining area!). We had expected the camp to be located in a more remote area (it's just a 25 minute boat ride from the main road and near palm oil plantations). We did the 3d/2 night package and there were hardly any activities included. We expected to participate in some real conservation activities (as described by other reviewers) but were told that none were taking place due to the rainy season. Compared to other Eco-tourist venues in Asia, this camp is not well organized or maintained. Given the basic and unmaintained condition of this camp, the few activities available and the relative high cost of the package deals - this eco-camp is NOT good value. We were so disappointed especially after having traveled so far to reach the place and having read some great reviews on Trip Advisor from others who had stayed at the Tungog rainforest camp.
- Also Known As:
- Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia