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Tabin Wildlife Reserve

#26 of 83 things to do in Kota Kinabalu Features Animals
Jalan Damai, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
60 88 267266
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Jalan Damai, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights 3 days at Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Overall would recommend it as a great place for nature lovers to experience the wildlife of Sabah. A good variety of activities including trekking, mud volcano, bird watching and wildlife drives. Staff were very helpful always,...More

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a place where you can easily spend 3 or 4 days. The wildlife, particularly bird life, is prolific and the guides know the environment very well. Night safaris, hiking to the mud volcano or just sitting and watching the animals visit...More

2  Thank Aquatic_Ape
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had 3 nights here all the staff were friendly and helpful, but our guide Rachel was excellent her passion was infectious and we learned so much.

Thank sarahjelliott57
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Tabin is probably the best place for wildlife spotting in Sabah! We have been multiple times now and had a fantastic trip every time! The drive to the resort is along a bumpy, unpaved road,but we were prepared for this, so it didn't bither us....More

2  Thank Serena L
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Teresa-We stayed for two nights and we would like to come back as soon as possible!! We enjoyed the day and night tours. We saw gibbons, macaques, pigs, leopard cats, civets, insects, frogs, and lots of birds (Fish Owl and eagles, hornbills). The lodge was...More

2  Thank _tbartrinap
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Don't miss this place. The lodge is great so are the local guides. Our guide Raffael was just amazing ! While there we saw Gibbons, Red Leaf Monkeys,Kingfishers,Civets,Fish Owls, Eagles,Hornbills & many more birds. The highlight for us was a herd of Pygm Elephants mothers...More

1  Thank StuJenelle
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Just to be clear, this is not a high end luxury resort. But if you're ready for an authentic taste of the Borneo rainforest, and you really want to get away from it all, this is your spot. The guides are great--they really work hard...More

1  Thank JonBigelow
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Everything here is amazing. We enjoyed the tours, the food, the room. And the guides are all very knowledgeable and friendly! We had Maui and also sometimes Rafael and the guy with the funny hair. We saw elephants, gibbons, a bearded pig, a leopard cat,...More

1  Thank Jonas P
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stayed here for two nights in two riverside cabins. The accomodation was basic but nice, with good aircoditioning and showers and a nice balcony overlooking the river. The drive to the reserve was rather bumpy and there was some mix up with our collection...More

2  Thank eek-i-saw-a-mouse
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stayed in one of the small riverside lodges, which are really well done out and chic places to stay. Tabin was great for wildlife, we saw Gibbons, monkeys, Civets, Flying Squirrels, Otters and lots of birds. No orangutans, we spotted those at Danum Valley...More

1  Thank Ketts2012
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How far do I have to drive from kota kinabalu? Or is it easier to reach from Tawau? Which month is the best for Tabin Wildlife to see the most? How much does it cost and how do I get in touch to book the Reserve?.
4 July 2015|
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Response from Reasons T | Reviewed this property |
There is an office for Tabin in Lahad Datu. Your cheapest option would be to contact the reserve direct via their website. tabinwildlife com my. Search for Tabinwildlife and Lhad Datu for details. I went at the end of... More
We will be staying in Sabah in June and wish to ask where other people found the best place to see the Orangutangs.Any advice welcome.
8 April 2015|
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Response from Reasons T | Reviewed this property |
If you want to guarantee seeing them the only place is at one of the rescue centres. Eg. We were lucky and saw them in the wild at Tabin and Danum valley. We saw recent nest at our Homestay in Abai on the Kinabatanga river... More