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Tabin Wildlife Reserve

#25 of 85 things to do in Kota Kinabalu Features Animals
Jalan Damai, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
60 88 267266
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Jalan Damai, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
60 88 267266
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the 3 day 3 night tour through Adventures Downbelow headquartered in Kota Kinabalu. I greatly enjoyed their wildlife program and especially the enthusiasm of their guides. The program is fairly formulaic with jungle trek to mud volcano and night safari on day 1...More

1  Thank jms72SanFrancisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real surprise as my family really enjoyed it much more than anticipated as it wasn't listed as a "must see" attraction.The range of animals native to Borneo are well worth seeing and there is also a wildlife show twice daily which was...More

Thank Daryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tabin wildlife I am really comparing apples and oranges as I spent 4 days previously in the Danum Valley FC hostel which is primary forest. Very interesting to compare the two experiences. Positives: + staff friendly and helpful + our lead guide Alistair worked tirelessly...More

Thank Frank154
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 nights 3 days at Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Overall would recommend it as a great place for nature lovers to experience the wildlife of Sabah. A good variety of activities including trekking, mud volcano, bird watching and wildlife drives. Staff were very helpful always,...More

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a place where you can easily spend 3 or 4 days. The wildlife, particularly bird life, is prolific and the guides know the environment very well. Night safaris, hiking to the mud volcano or just sitting and watching the animals visit...More

2  Thank Aquatic_Ape
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had 3 nights here all the staff were friendly and helpful, but our guide Rachel was excellent her passion was infectious and we learned so much.

Thank sarahjelliott57
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Tabin is probably the best place for wildlife spotting in Sabah! We have been multiple times now and had a fantastic trip every time! The drive to the resort is along a bumpy, unpaved road,but we were prepared for this, so it didn't bither us....More

2  Thank Serena L
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Teresa-We stayed for two nights and we would like to come back as soon as possible!! We enjoyed the day and night tours. We saw gibbons, macaques, pigs, leopard cats, civets, insects, frogs, and lots of birds (Fish Owl and eagles, hornbills). The lodge was...More

2  Thank _tbartrinap
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Don't miss this place. The lodge is great so are the local guides. Our guide Raffael was just amazing ! While there we saw Gibbons, Red Leaf Monkeys,Kingfishers,Civets,Fish Owls, Eagles,Hornbills & many more birds. The highlight for us was a herd of Pygm Elephants mothers...More

1  Thank StuJenelle
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Just to be clear, this is not a high end luxury resort. But if you're ready for an authentic taste of the Borneo rainforest, and you really want to get away from it all, this is your spot. The guides are great--they really work hard...More

1  Thank JonBigelow
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17 July 2017|
Response from Kathryn T | Reviewed this property |
The lodge provides Wellington boots and you can buy leech socks at the office there. I took a pair of hiking boots but didn't really need them in the end as all time spent walking on tracks was in the Wellingtons provided... More
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Response from Reasons T | Reviewed this property |
There is an office for Tabin in Lahad Datu. Your cheapest option would be to contact the reserve direct via their website. tabinwildlife com my. Search for Tabinwildlife and Lhad Datu for details. I went at the end of... More