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Abai Jungle Lodge

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Firstly after reading some of the other reviews I'd like to make anyone thinking of visiting aware that Abai is in the middle of a jungle! You cannot expect 5* hotels and wifi! The lodge is located on the Kinabatangan River and goes back into the jungle. It is a stunning location and the jungle is truly alive! Getting off...

2Thank Rosa K
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids age 6 and 11) on a multi destination trip around Borneo and this was our favourite part by far. Fantastic wildlife, amazing guide (thank you Albert), great food and a chance to see animals in their natural habitat - what more could you want! We thought that the...

Thank cartw1974
Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lodge is great for seeing lots of macaques in the jungle around the lodge. There are also large monitor lizards and bearded wild boar families around. With at least 2 canoe trips each day to differnet parts of the river as well as times, we were able to see so much. The kingfishers asleep on branches on a night...

Thank donnison44
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No wi fi or TV and one night stay was long enough. Wine can only be purchased by the bottle which is annoying and very little hot water in the bathroom. Buffet meals were just ok and lacking in variety and substance. Rooms had a musty smell and necessity for windows to be closed to keep monkeys out and no...

Thank Traveller839
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights as part of an organised trip, with all meals and trips included Rooms were basic but had all you needed (no hairdryer). We paid for air conditioning,which we thought was well worth it Lodge has a good walking trail and a bird watching platform which we enjoyed, and lots of flowers which attract butterflies. A...

Thank sallybond
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Abai as part of a conducted tour, one night at the lodge and some river safaris from it. The lodge is clean comfortable and well managed. The is abundant wildlife and a trail to follow to see more. A lovely evening meal and plentiful breakfast looking over the river. A great part of our safari.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously one stays at Abai Jungle Lodge for the boat trips to view wildlife along the river. The proboscis monkeys are the stars, with their comic faces. The accommodation is basic but serves the purpose. Food was surprisingly good. Between boat trips, though, we sat in the shade on the deck by the river and watched the water go by....

2Thank Jo G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Abai Jungle Lodge as part of our tour package. We were transferred from Sandakan by boat which was a lovely journey down the Kinabatangan River. We had some time to relax when we arrived and then we took the boats out along the river to look for wildlife. We spotted several species of monkey and...

Thank HolidayKat_86
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I was concerned that we wouldn't see as much here as it was not as deep in the jungle as other places...I was very wrong. This place was amazing! Tons of monkeys and birds onsite (and wild bearded pig and water monitors and frogs and snakes! There was even a leopard the night before we arrived!) The boardwalks are great...

Thank tryingtoseetheworld
Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

we stayed here for two nights in late February and wished we had stayed at least one more night. Although it was off season and very quiet (it also rained a bit!) the staff were very attentive. The cabins are simple but clean and functional (plenty of hot water, a reasonable shower and so on) The food was very tasty...

1Thank Friedberger1
sitoursborneo, Owner at Abai Jungle Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Friedberger1, Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to serve you! Looking forward to your return, Cheers~ Yeeveon from S.I.Tours and Abai Jungle Lodge

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Address: 47 km from the river mouth of Kinabatangan River | Abai, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Abai Jungle Hotel Sabah
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“Ask for Air Con room”
cartw1974, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Apply the smell test to rooms before you settle in”
Traveller839, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for one further down the boardwalk for a more jungle feel”
tryingtoseetheworld, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room is good but you must remember to close your windows before going out to stop the monkeys from getting in.”
Pinkdobbo, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“only a few rooms have air con which is psayable extra, contact in advance to book this”
tamaraoconnor, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
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