Tabin Wildlife Reserve is home to various endangered wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and exotic birdlife.
Tabin Wildlife Reserve is the ideal getaway for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Situated in a dipterocarp forest that sprawls over 120,500ha, Tabin is home to three of Sabah?s largest mammals; the Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhino and Tembadau. Accommodation is available in the form of river lodges or hill lodges nestled amidst the wildnerness, equipped with modern amenities such as en suite bathroom and hot shower.
The stars here are the elephants and primates ? gibbons, red-leaf monkeys and macaques, plus a lot of orangutans. Rescued orangutans from Sepilok are released here, so you?ve got a pretty good chance of spotting some. Mammals that you?d be very lucky to see include the shy clouded leopard, tarsier, slow loris and porcupine.
Tabin has a number of mud volcanoes and salt licks where animals and birds gather for their precious minerals, and you can watch them, cameras poised, from viewing towers. Don?t forget to go for a dip at the cooling Lipad Waterfall and also try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with natural blend of tropical herbs to help soothe sore muscles after your jungle treks. Dawn forest walks and dawn safaris are better for bird spotting, while afternoon hikes and night walks and drives improve your chances of seeing the animal life. Tabin is about 1 hour 15 minutes away from Lahad Datu. There are daily flights from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu.
? Go jungle trekking or go on a night safari to spot the small animals
? Trace the footprints of animals at the mineral springs
? Try a natural facial ? put on the mineral-rich mud from the mud volcano!