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Deramakot Forest Reserve

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Deramakot Fmu, Sandakan, Malaysia
6082248000
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Good for animal spotting

We knew when we booked our stay that it wouldn’t be luxurious. The basic but adequate accommodation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
WilmslowGirl
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Fabulous feline & nature experience

My husband and I visited Deramakot Forrest Reserve for 3 days / 2 nights, with morning treks and... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Dorthe H
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“clouded leopard” (15 reviews)
“leopard cat” (10 reviews)
“sambar deer” (6 reviews)
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Deramakot Fmu, Sandakan, Malaysia
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6082248000

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We knew when we booked our stay that it wouldn’t be luxurious. The basic but adequate accommodation is a bumpy two hour drive from the nearest village, and I didn’t enjoy the food although my husband thought it was ok. I’m not marking the holiday...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Deramakot Forrest Reserve for 3 days / 2 nights, with morning treks and night safaris. We saw many civet cats, leopard cat and birds. We encountered two groups of elephants, which we heard and followed for 8 kilometres, but didn’t...More

Thank Dorthe H
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Our guide, Siti, gave up her office job for something more interesting. Her enthusiasm, and incredible spotting abilities, made the trip for me. The itinerary was principally 4WD safaris, covering a lot of ground to maximise chances of seeing big, obvious things, like elephants, orang-utans...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Ethereal experience, just a beautiful place to experience. Hard to believe such beauty is unmolested and get for us to see.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We had three amazing days at Deramakot with Adventure Alternative Borneo doing day and night safaris along muddy jungle tracks in the back of Landrovers or Landcruisers through wonderful jungle teeming with wildlife expertly spotted by our AA Borneo guide Henry who has great spotting...More

1  Thank mikeg20142014
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

My fiancée and I spend 4 nights in Deramakot with Mike Gordon from Adventure Alternative Borneo and it was a dream come true. Our aim was to try to see as much wildlife as we could, especially the Sunda Clouded Leopard, which has fascinated me...More

2  Thank LaurentMontreal2
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We booked the trip through Adventure Alternative Borneo, absolutely the best decision ever. We were looking for something simple, no extraordinary lodges which alternate the real feeling of the nature. The accommodation provided was absolutely perfect. Deramakot Reserve is an old research camp in a...More

Thank Stefania R
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We book 2 days in Dermakot with Adventure alternative. My experince with them is they could have done a way better job. 1. They were late picking us. The driver over slept in the car while we were waiting and then we tried to reach...More

Thank Maya G
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 nights here n i was not dissapointed . Saw many wildlife consisting of birds, lizards, leopard cat , elephant , orangutans n endless other mammals . My guide siti was an amazing well experienced guide . Her knowledge n her ability to...More

Thank mandy_johnson8604
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

The night ride in Deramakot with Adventure Alternative Borneo was a blast! We were greeted with elephants and somehow we got between 2 groups of these Borneo Pygmy Elephants so we had to move slowly trying not to agitate them. Other highlights of the trip...More

Thank Chun Xing C
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SurajitKolkata
16 January 2018|
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Response from Dorthe H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Surajit We used L.O.S.T. Borneo for our trip - google their name, and on their homepage you should be able to find information - that’s what we did. We can only recommend them - you can check them on trip advisor as... More
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SurajitKolkata
13 January 2018|
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Response from mikeg20142014 | Reviewed this property |
I booked through Alternative adventures Borneo or adventure Alternative Borneo or something like that who are very good with very skilled professional guides and we saw vast amounts s of wildlife
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patsf
26 October 2016|
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Response from Brunei D |
go to sandakan bus stop in town.....and take the bus... or go to the roadside (highway) and the buses will cross. and you can hop in one. around 35Rm
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