4D3N Tabin Wildlife Safari (Fullboard)

Sabah, Malaysia

4 Day(s)
2 - 20 travelers
Booking notice
14 days
Standard price
RM 2,890.00

Lawrence Chin
I speak English, Mandarin, Malay

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

Main activities:
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Day 1

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.

The day starts with a visit to Trogon Hall gallery to learn about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and a briefing on birds, insects and animals that can be found in this area. (For guests, check in before 11:00am)

In the afternoon, guests will trek from the Elephant trail to the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. At the end of the route, guests will arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here! The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, believed to be great for complexion.

The trek back to the resort will begin from the mud volcano back to the main road.

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.

Day 2

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.

In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after a long journey through the forest. In the evening, experience the dusk drive and 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.

Day 3

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

Day 4

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.

Travel notes

What to bring: Binoculars, Telescope, Insect repellent, torch light, water bottle, trekking shoes, & personal toiletries.

Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.

Recommended Flights: (Maswings)
Lahad Datu-Tabin:
BKI-LDU MH3010 0610 / 0705hrs
BKI-LDU MH3014 0955/1050hrs
LDU-BKI MH 3019 1625/ 1720hrs

Scheduled Transfer :
Pick up at Lahad Datu Town - 08:00AM & 12:00PM
Pick up at Tabin Wildlife - 01:30PM

Child Policy :
Children age 5-12 enjoy a 50% discount from adult twin share rate provided he/she stay in with 2 adults and do not utilize extra bed. Full adult rate applies if extra bed is utilized.
Children below 5 years old without using extra bed stay free-of-charge.

Outfit Recommendations

Long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes

Poor weather plan

Activities are subject to weather condition/departure time, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation.

Where we will meet

Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

How to get there

Standard price
RM 2,890.00 /Pax
Booking details
Child (5-12 Years Old Without Bed) - Sharing with 2 adults
Total MYR 0.00
Price including
Accommodation - 3 nights stay
Meals - fullboard
Guide - during the tour
Scheduled Return Transfer Lahad Datu Town - Tabin Wildlife Resort - based on sit-in-coach
Price excluding
Domestic Flight
Personal Expenses
How to get there

You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve.