2 Days 1 Night Tabin Wildlife Safari
2 Days 1 Night Tabin Wildlife Safari is a nature tour that takes you to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu. You will need to fly out from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) to Lahad Datu Airport – the airfare from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu is not included in the price of the tour.
Day 1 of Tabin Wildlife Safari
The adventure starts with a pick-up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, expected time of arrival is 13:30hrs (1.00pm).
Check into an attractive timber lodge at Tabin Wildlife Resort, which comes complete with private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and hot water shower, a most welcomed luxury in the rainforest.
Nestled within the rainforest beside the Lipad river, this lovely setting is home to a surprising variety of birds, insects and small mammals, even right beside your lodge. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some of which are endemic to Tabin, and are used for generations by local folks for the treatment of various ailments.
Visit to Trogon Hall gallery for information about the conservation of Tabin Wildlife Reserve and briefing on birds, insects and animals that is found in this area. (For guest check in before 11:00am)
Trekking The Elephant Trail In The Afternoon
In the afternoon, trekking from the Elephant trail to the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Climb the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano and its surrounding thick forest, where birds are commonly sighted. The multitude of animal footprints here shows just how close you are to nature.
The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek from the mud volcano back to the main road. After dinner, enjoy a CD/Slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a night safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.
Gaze up to into the night sky as the constellations reveal themselves in the clear, dark sky of Tabin. See how bright the stars shine when you are in the middle of the wilderness.
Lunch and Dinner is provided on the first day.
Day 2 of Tabin Wildlife Safari
Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, a drive to the core area for animal’s spotting and for photo session before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.
You may opt to take up a dawn drive to look out for wildlife that is active at this time of the day. The dawn drive is not included in package and is available for RM80.00 per person.
Breakfast and Lunch is provided on the second day. After lunch, depart to Lahad Datu.
- Binoculars or Telescope
- Raincoat, long sleeve shirts & long pants
- Insect repellent
- Torch light or headlamp
- Toiletries, towel and others items of personal use
- Refillable water bottle
- Comfortable trekking shoes
*Rate above is quoted in MYR (Ringgit Malaysia) and does not include the Goods and Service Tax of 6% (GST). Tax will be implemented in the official issued tax invoice.