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Tabin Wildlife Reserve

#25 of 87 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 3 days ago via mobile

Good place to visit. Zoo part is average or below average. At the end there is garden - excellent walk with no crowds. It will give tou good sense of rainforest.

Thank Jakub J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, in one of the hill lodges, overlooking the river that passes through. Lodges are - for jungle standards - nice, spacious, with a separate bath room and warm water. The (fixed) program that is offered takes you...More

1  Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic 2 nights at Tabin - Pygmy elephants, hornbills, owls, viper, mud volcano, waterfall, foot soak, and the icing on the cake - a mother and 2 baby orangutans as we are leaving! Thank you to Jessica, Maui, Sharon & Alistair. Good accommodation & food...More

Thank ZRAD10
Reviewed 16 July 2017 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 14 July 2017

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 14 July 2017 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

3  Thank Serena L
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Frank154 | Reviewed this property |
All the tours are optional and most of the tours are safari drives. If you want to go to the mud volcano then that is a bit more of a hike. However there is a shorter option after you finish the mud volcanoes. Thus going... More
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