Tabin Wildlife Reserve is located in the eastern part of Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. Comprising an area of approximately 300,000 acres, Tabin Wildlife Reserve is considered to be the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia.
Created in the year 1984, Tabin has been declared a Wildlife Reserve 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, 4 families representing more than 300 species have been recorded.
One of the highlights of Tabin Wildlife Reserve is the active and mineral-rich mud volcanoes, which attracts frequent visits by wildlife for their mineral intake and present an ideal platform for wildlife observation and bird watching. Amongst the popular things-to-do in Tabin are jungle-trekking, night safari, night walk, wildlife-spotting, birdwatching and rainforest education
Lahad Datu Town - Tabin Wildlife Reserve (Lunch/Dinner)You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with a private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot shower, a welcome luxury in the forest.
Bird Watching - Waterfall (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, guests will be driven to the core area to stop and climb up the birds watching tower. As the tour continues along, the guide will explain about the Orang Utan Release Center before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species home to Lipad Waterfall. Guests can then 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.
Jungle Walk - Night Safari (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)Jungle walks nearby the resort in the morning and afternoon. Dinner would then be followed up by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds
Free & Easy - Departure (Breakfast/Lunch)Join the early morning bird walk after breakfast, after which it is free and easy until check out at 1.30PM.
You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve.