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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place has a special in my heart. During our stay we saw Pygmy elephants, many different kinds of monkeys including the proboscis, a crocodile, and a multitude of birds. Whatever we asked to see, we found. This has been the absolute highlight in our 5 week travel through Borneo so far. The food is excellent and they are able...

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I thought I'd come well prepared for this experience - good waterproof walking boots, breathable shirts, rainproof jacket and hat. But if you go in monsoon season and are going down river you may as well wear flip-flops (or thongs if you are an Aussie), shorts and a plastic cape. On one trip it tipped down for nearly 2 hours...

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. The food was very good and the two river tours and walk were good. However, the 2 day 1 night package is highly overpriced and there are additional charges for using the oversized wellies (required for the walk) and card charges. The accommodation is basic. They were not flexible with the pick off and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the lodge for 4 days and 3 nights and had a lovely stay. We saw a lot of animals on the boat ride to the lodge including orangutans, crocodiles, hornbills, Pygmy elephants and proboscis monkeys! The guides were brilliant at animal spotting and very very knowledgable- especially the guide we had, Hamid. The rooms were basic but nice...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed three days & 2 nights at Borneo Nature Lodge. There weren't many others, so it was a private tour for most of the trip. Vincent and the staff are expert wildlife spotters who are very knowledgable about the area/wildlife. It was great that they kept trying to bring us to different areas to ensure that we saw new...

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights here whilst on our honeymoon in September, and had a brilliant time. You can only get there by boat so it feels really cut off despite the fact that it has some great modern amenities - the rooms all have air-con! All the staff are so friendly, the food they serve is delicious, and the rooms...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A fab spot in the jungle 2 hours drive from Sandakan. Staff are fantastic and friendly especially Vincent! Accommodation is basic and beds are hard ( not good if you suffer from bad back) . the 3 boat trips were great. The food is average at best but to come out of cabin at 3.30pm and see monkeys running round...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Spent 2 superb nights at the lodge. We had been looking to staying there for sometime and I was not disappointed to say the least. We were greeted by Walter, manager, upon arrival, however, only saw him occasionally for the remainder of our stay. The cabins were basic but well appointed with rainforest all around. It was a pleasure to...

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Haughton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

If you want an experience where you are truly away from civilisation this is the place to visit - it can only be reached by boat. The wildlife that you'll see in and around the lodge is great with Proboscis monkeys, macaques, orang-utans, crocs and elephants on the must find list. The accommodation and food is good if limited but...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The "3 day 2 night" trip is something of a misnomer - you arrive late afternoon the first day and leave after breakfast on the 3rd. Even still, its probably the right amount of time to spend at Kinabatangan river. It's an amazing place - teeming with wildlife. 100% chance of seeing proboscis monkeys, macaques, silver leaf monkeys and monitor...

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An eco-friendly lodge nestled along the riverbank of Kinabatangan river the longest and biggest river in Sabah.The Lower Kinabatangan is one of Sabah's most splendid natural treasures and the richest concentration of wildlife in South East Asia. The lodge has 12 rooms with an additional twin-sharing handicapped friendly room equipped with air-condition and attached bathroom. Appreciate the "Green" details practise by the lodge where at night all electrical items run on solar power. ... more   less 

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Address: No. 41 Block 3, 1st Floor, Prima Square, Phase 1, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan 90000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division > Sandakan
Price Range: $236 - $838 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Borneo Nature Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Cabin 2 avoids the afternoon sun”
TripMember07162015, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't leave anything outside your room as apparently the monkeys may come and steal it!”
767parryk, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All about the same”
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“All rooms face into the central complex, no river views”
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