3D2N Tabin Wildlife Safari (Fullboard)

Sabah, Malaysia

3 Day(s)
2 - 20 travelers
Booking notice
14 days
Standard price
RM 2,350.00

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 of approximately 300,000 acres, it 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 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 - Tabin Wildlife Resort (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.

Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs and diverse forest endemics used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.

Start the day with a visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information 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, visit the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After a 20-minute trek through the rainforest, guests will arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano frequented by wildlife and birds. Test your knowledge and 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.

The trek back to the resort will bring guests along an 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.

Day 2

Waterfall - Bird Watching (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of more than 300 species of birds. After breakfast, guests will be driven to the core area for animal spotting and for photo session. The trek continues through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species home to 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 a long trek through the jungle.

In the evening, experience a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to search for food during this time of the day. After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort and look for sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife.

Day 3

Free & Easy - Departure (Breakfast/Lunch)

After breakfast, free and easy until check out.

Travel notes

What to bring: Binoculars, Telescope, Insect repellent, torch light, water bottle & 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 2,350.00 /Pax
Booking details
Child (5-12 Years Old Without Bed) - Sharing with 2 adults
Total MYR 0.00
Price including
Accommodation - 2 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.