Tabin was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of wildlife and birds inhabiting its jungle, many of which are endemic and endangered species. The three largest land mammals of Sabah: The Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Sumatran Rhino and Tembadau are found within Tabin. It is no wonder that Tabin is heralded as one of the finest wildlife viewing area in Sabah.


Day 1 – ( Lunch and Dinner )

Transfer from Lahad Datu to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road. Journey to this largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia takes about 1 hour. Upon arrival, register and check into the charming Borneon timber bungalow of Tabin Wildlife Resort which comes complete with private balcony, air-condition and hot water shower, a real luxury within the jungle. Enjoy the splendour of mother- nature and explore the vicinity of the resort. Built alongside the Lipad river and nestled within the rainforest, a variety of birds, insects and even small mammals can be sighted quite easily within the resort.

In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the jungle for twenty minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano known to be frequented by deers, bearded pigs, elephants and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. Those adventurous can experiment the effect of the volcanic mud said to be responsible for fine complexion. Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted.

After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s uniqueness, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you, and make a wish or two.

Day 2 – ( Breakfast – Lunch and Dinner )

You may opt to join the early morning bird walk (not included in package) as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species. After breakfast, trek through the lush green jungle known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad’s Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy the refreshing splash coming down from the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

Day 3 – ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, stroll to the nearby rock pool or river side where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin.

Recommended Flights

  • BKI-Lahad Datu (F50) D7 2102 at 7.10 am – 8.10 am
  • Lahad Datu-BKI (F50) D7 2111 at 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Packages Includes

  • Air-condition 12-seater coach
  • Full board meals
  • Guided tours and activities
  • Twin sharing accommodation
  • Sabah park permit fee

Things You Should Bring and Wear 

  • Suitable trekking shoes and sandals
  • Bring long sleeve shirts, long pants for jungle trekking tom avoid leech
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat, swim wear & towel



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Borneo Climb & Dive Sdn. Bhd. specializes in nature based tours with packages. As a Mount Kinabalu Agency and Dive operator, we places a special focus on diving tours both the east and west coast of Sabah.

We offer both local and foreign tourists a wide range of things to do while in Sabah, (such a city tours, mount climbing & wildlife observation), to sea-based activities (diving and snorkeling).

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