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Deramakot Forest Reserve

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Deramakot Fmu, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Beautiful place

Ethereal experience, just a beautiful place to experience. Hard to believe such beauty is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deramokot Forest Reserve Wildlife Safari with Adventure Alternative Borneo

We had three amazing days at Deramakot with Adventure Alternative Borneo doing day and night... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“clouded leopard” (15 reviews)
“leopard cat” (9 reviews)
“sambar deer” (6 reviews)
Deramakot Fmu, Sandakan, Malaysia

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Petesma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mikeg20142014
Reviewed 26 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
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
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
Reviewed 21 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
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
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The tour organised by Adventure Alternative Borneo (AAB) far exceeded my expectations in terms of the range of animals that we were able to enjoy. The tour leader was enthusiastic and went out of his way to cater to out specific (and sometimes niche) animal...More

Thank EstJR
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the reserve on our honeymoon and we're amazed by the knowledge of our guide (City, I'm not sure on the spelling!). We went on several safaris in the morning and evening and saw a lot of wild life! There were times we spent...More

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Deramakot Forest Reserve is truly a wonderful place for mammals and good for some difficult to see birds, especially pittas. Adventure Alternative Borneo (AAB) efficiently organised our stay and transportation and provided us with an excellent and committed guide. The drivers were very professional and...More

1  Thank TerryMFR
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26 October 2016|
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
26 October 2016|
Response from voyageduo67 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Patsy, Unfortunatly, we did not take the bus, we came with the guide from Kota Kinabalu to the reserve, but I'm sure you can take the bus. Sorry but I cannot help you more. Dorig
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7 October 2016|
Response from Brunei D |
Hi, I am a naturalists from Sabah . I have been to both places several times. Both offer you different experiences I cannot PICK one , sorry. Iwill keep this short Danum Valley - Pristine forests and alot of jungle trails... More