3D2N Tabin Wildlife Safari
Largely surrounded by oil plam plantation, and just over an hour's drive from Lahad Datu, Tabin Wildlife Reserve has a comfortable wildlife resort in a small river valley. The presence of several mud volcanoes, which gives rich mineral salts for birds and mammals, probably contributes to the concentration of wildlife in Tabin.
Early morning, transfer to airport to board a plane for Lahad Datu (via MH3010 ETD0625hrs). Meet & Greet at Lahad Datu Airport upon arrival and proceed to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (0800 hrs). Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot water shower, a welcome luxury in the forest. Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad River, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals, even right beside the buildings of the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments. Visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area. (For guest check in before 11:00am) In the afternoon, visit the active Lipadmud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek back to the resort along elephant trail. After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two.
Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of more than 300 species of birds. After breakfast, a drive to the core area for animal’s spotting and for photo session before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax. In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks. In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day. After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife.
After breakfast, free and easy until check-out.
Price from RM2,270.00 per person (Minimum 2 persons).
* Offer valid till 31 March 2018.
- English speaking guide, land/boat transfers based on joining basis, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as stated.
- Camera/video camera fees, airfares/taxes/insurance and beverages (alcoholic/carbonate/juice)
- Insect repellent
- Raincoat (umbrella not recommended)
- Flash light
- Sun screen (sweat proof)
- T-shirt with long or short pant.
- Activities are subject to weather condition/departure time, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation.
- You may opt to take up a dawn drive or jungle walk to look out for wildlife that is active at this time of the day.