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Tabin Wildlife Safari

Tour Code: TAB1

Duration - 3 days/2 night

Day 1

Transfer from Lahad Datu airport to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on gravel road. The trip to the 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, ceiling fans and hot water shower, a real luxury within the tropical rainforest. 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.

Lipad Mud Volcano - Tabin
Lipad Mud Volcano - tabin
In the afternoon, visit the Lipad mud volcano which serves as a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the jungle for about 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. If you are adventurous, you can experiment withe the volcanic mud which is 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.

Return to the resort. After dinner, participate in a slide presentation on Tabin's uniqueness, followed by a trip to search 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. (Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 2

Lipad Waterfall - Tabin
Lipad Waterfall - Tabin

You may opt to join the early morning bird walk (at a small surcharge) 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. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 3

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.

Transfer back to Lahad Datu for your flight to your next destination (Breakfast included)

Tour CodeDestinationDurationInclusions1 Person2 People3 People
TAB1Tabin Wildlife Tour3d/2nFull Board - excludes airfares$1,610 $813 $813
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Photograph courtesy of Penny Favilla and Phil Youdale