I stayed in 3 wildlife resorts during my trip to Borneo and this was my favourite.
Set in the middle of the jungle it really is a special and beautiful place. The 20 cabins are either hill and river side and each are equally as beautiful. I was on the hill with its 50 plus wooden stairs.
The whole resort has been developed really tastefully. The rooms are beautifully done. The restaurant serves freshly prepared local cuisine ( there wasn't anything I didn't like ). And the team here are great. It has a real family atmosphere about it.
I didn't see orang u tangs or the elephants. But I did see lots of other wildlife. And the jungle is so staggeringly perfect. When I wasn't looking at the wildlife I was looking at the amazing fauna.
And here more than any I was reminded about the importance of eco tourism to the preservation and development of the local environment. This feels like not just a great resort. But an important part of the country and local community.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tabin Was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. With a protected forest area of 120,500 hectares, Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground for the breeding of endangered wildlife and protected mammals in Sabah. Tabin Wildlife Resort offers visitor facilities and accommodation within the wildlife reserve to provide a comfortable stay whilst experiencing the spectacular Borneo flora and fauna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tabin Wildlife Hotel Lahad Datu