Tabin Wildlife Resort

The Tabin Wildlife Resort has a collection of charming timber bungalows with private balconies and hot showers, a real luxury in the forest. A variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort which is set amongst the rainforest on the Lipad River in the heart of the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. The reserve itself comprises a rectangular area of approximately 300,000 acres in the centre of the Dent Peninsula, north-east of Lahad Datu town, south of the lower reaches of the Segama River and north of the Silabukan Forest Reserve. Tabin was declared a Wildlife Reserve in 1984 primarily on account of the large number of animals inhabiting its forests, some of which are highly endangered. The three largest mammals of Sabah, namely Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadau are all found within the reserve; nine species of primate are present, as well as three species of cats all of which are on the protected wildlife list. Of bird species, 42 families representing 220 species have been recorded.

  • Style: Wildlife Lodge
  • Location: Tabin Wildlife Reserve
  • No. of Rooms: 20
  • Key Features: Restaurant, Sunbird Cafe, Souvenir & Craft shop, Reading corner and reference books, Games and activities

Our Opinion

A great lodge for wildlife viewing in eastern Sabah.

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