Tabin Wildlife Reserve Safari Sabah, Malaysia
Go to timeless Tabin. The largest Wildlife Reserve in Borneo island. Our resort operates the only accommodation faclity in Tabin, your best place to rest and relax after your jungle venture


Day 01
You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (1:30 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 Lipad mud 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. Climb the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano and its surrounding thick forest, where birds are commonly sighted. 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. (L,D)

Day 02
Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 03
After breakfast, free and easy until check out. (B,L)
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.
[Not included in package/RM80.00 per person (dawn drive) , RM50.00 per person (Jungle walk)

Lipad mud volcano

Typical Day

Jungle trekking, bird-watching, night safari, night walk, dawn and dusk drives, rainforest herbal foot soak.

Bearded pigs at the mud volcano

Map & Directions

Jalan Tengku, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia 88300

Points of Interest
Borneo Rainforest Wildlife Adventure
Jalan Tengku, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

Nearby Attractions and Services

4 hours by roadSepilok Orang Utan Centre
4 hours by roadSukau Kinabatangan
4 hours by roadTawau
4 hours by roadDanum Valley


Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning

  • Conference Rooms
  • Shuttle Service - Available

Sleeping and meals

Sunbird Cafe with terrace, riverside deck, animal hide, visitor leisure centre with reference corner, souvenir counter and activity area, small-scale meeting facilities, watch-tower at mud volcano

Fresh Elephant Tracks

Policies & Restrictions

Jungle trekking, bird-watching, night safari, night walk, dawn and dusk drives, rainforest herbal foot soak,

Tabin Wildlife Resort

Other Information

What to bring: Binoculars, Telescope, Insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat, swim wear, comfortable trekking shoes, torch light, water bottle & personal toiletries. Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop

Sunbird Cafe

By air: From Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu, MasWings provide 3 daily flights (one-hour duration)
From Lahad Datu, one-hour drive on gravel road will take you to Tabin Wildlife Resort

By road:Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu (7 hours)
Sandakan to Tabin (4 hours)
Sukau Kinabatangan to Tabin (4 hours)
Semporna (Sipadan island) to Tabin (4 hours)


Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Malaysian Borneo  (View Profile)
Venture into wild Borneo at its most natural state. Tabin is an enormous dipterocarp rainforest landscape in the eastern part of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo with a most diverse range of flora and fauna. With a protected forest area of 120,500 hectares, Tabin offers a unique way to experience the unfolding excitement of mother nature, and the opportunity to spot some of the wildlife that exists here. A vast rainforest protecting special animals like the endangered Sumatran Rhinocerous, the Borneo Pygmy elephant, and Tembadau. Nowhere else can you have a better chance of catching such memorable moments of Borneo as in Tabin.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Malaysian Borneo
Tabin Wildlife Holidays Sdn Bhd
Lot 11-1, 1st Flr, Blk A, Damai Point
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 88300

Listing # RA-1200667

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USD $541.20 per trip
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