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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Obviously one stays at Abai Jungle Lodge for the boat trips to view wildlife along the river. The proboscis monkeys are the stars, with their comic faces. The accommodation is basic but serves the purpose. Food was surprisingly good. Between boat trips, though, we sat in the shade on the deck by the river and watched the water go by....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed one night at Abai Jungle Lodge as part of our tour package. We were transferred from Sandakan by boat which was a lovely journey down the Kinabatangan River. We had some time to relax when we arrived and then we took the boats out along the river to look for wildlife. We spotted several species of monkey and...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was concerned that we wouldn't see as much here as it was not as deep in the jungle as other places...I was very wrong. This place was amazing! Tons of monkeys and birds onsite (and wild bearded pig and water monitors and frogs and snakes! There was even a leopard the night before we arrived!) The boardwalks are great...

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here for two nights in late February and wished we had stayed at least one more night. Although it was off season and very quiet (it also rained a bit!) the staff were very attentive. The cabins are simple but clean and functional (plenty of hot water, a reasonable shower and so on) The food was very tasty...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Friedberger1, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you! Looking forward to your return, Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Berrien Springs, Michigan
Reviewed 10 February 2017

In 2015, I spent two nights at Abai. This trip, we spent one night at Abai and then traveled by boat upriver for two nights at SI Tour's other lodge in Sukau. I think spending time between the two places maximizes one's chance for wildlife spotting. We had a really great trip: pygmy elephants; mother and baby orangutan; 6 hornbill...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alison V, Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy you came back to Borneo and have tour with us, great to know you enjoy our service too. Your compliment is delivered to Yahya. Meanwhile, not only Yahya, all our guides are expert and great in their field! Cheers~! Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This jungle lodge is exactly that, a lodge in the middle of the rainforest, that brings you closer to nature than you might wish. Nature does truely extend into the centre of the lodge, whether in the form of snakes, monkeys, lizards or insects. You could be inches away from something poisonous! For the short duration of your stay the...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear D B, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to know you have a wonderful experience in Borneo. Hope you come back again. Cheers! Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A good welcome, and like everyone says the accommodation is fairly basic, but there is everything you need. The food was tasty and they catered for vegetarians. We saw so much wildlife whilst on the river which far outweighed the accommodation. The lodge itself was better than expected and the bathroom looked like it had been recently refurbished. There were...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear TravelsbyCarol, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to know you like the trip, hope you have a wonderful experience in Borneo! Cheers. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Borneo and like to experience the true essence of the places you explore please visit this lodge. The simple food is fresh, delicious and plentiful, the lodges are rustic, comfortable and as you'd expect in the middle of the jungle, with the added bonus of air con (payed for), the highlights, planting trees with locals, watching a...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura G, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to know you enjoy the tour with us. Hope to see you again next time. Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I. Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stayed here for two nights as part of a holiday for solo travellers. It was just wonderful. The lodge is right on the waters edge and the rooms were all built on stilts so you could come out of your room in the morning and see pigs and monitor lizards rooting around below. There is a boardwalk built around...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pinkdobbo, Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoy the trip, however about the firm bed, i wish we can do more to help improve your comfort. If possible, next time kindly mention to us about your physical condition and tell us what can we do so we can arrange for it. Yeeveon from S.I.Tours...

vietnam
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at 2 excellent resorts with the SI Trips group on this trip to Borneo. It was great, as this allowed us to easily shift nights from one to the other when we wanted to follow the info on where the elephants were. This one was a bit smaller, which has it's advantages, too. Breakfast in the forest was...

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sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear maccymac, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to know you enjoy the tour. Hope you have a memorable experience about Borneo and will come back again. Cheers ! Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

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Additional Information about Abai Jungle Lodge

Address: 47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River | Abai, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Abai Jungle Hotel Sabah
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“ask for one further down the boardwalk for a more jungle feel”
 of 5 bubbles tryingtoseetheworld, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room is good but you must remember to close your windows before going out to stop the monkeys from getting in.”
 of 5 bubbles Pinkdobbo, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“only a few rooms have air con which is psayable extra, contact in advance to book this”
 of 5 bubbles tamaraoconnor, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Air con a must”
 of 5 bubbles georgie61, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Forget the lack of facilities. The location and wildlife make up for it.”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieL370, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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