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Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Tabin Wildlife Reserve is the best place in Borneo to see and photograph wildlife. Imagine waking up to the sounds of the forest, birds, and gibbons in a world untouched by urban development.

This area has some of the world’s most amazing and diversified vegetation and animals. Tabin is home to the rare Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Wild Orang Utan, and Clouded Leopard. The endangered Storm’s stork and bright Bornean bristlehead are among almost 300 bird species in paradise for Birdwatchers.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve is about experiencing nature firsthand, not just watching. Our skilled guides will take you on amazing forest hikes to see wildlife in its native environment. Tabin provides night safaris, river cruises, and therapeutic mud volcanic soaks for adventurers.


How do I get to Tabin Wildlife Reserve?

From Lahad Datu, a 1:15 hour drive, part of it on gravel road, will take you to Tabin Wildlife Resort.


MasWings (www.maswings.com) operates daily flights connecting Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu (1 hour).


By Road, the connectivities are:

Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu (7 hours)

Sandakan to Lahad Datu (4 hours)

Tawau to Lahad Datu (4 hours)


For an Complete Borneo wildlife Expedition, proceed to Danum Valley Conservation Area and stay either in the DVFC or our partner the luxurious Borneo Rainforest Lodge.


You can also connect to Sandakan, for Deramakot, Kinabatangan river cruise or Sepilok Orang Utan and Sun Bear centre. Whereas for Diving  plan a trip to Sipadan and Mabul islands.

4 Days Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Night Safari in Borneo

Useful Information

      • Please inform us of your dietary requirements, if any.

      • You need a raincoat/poncho as short heavy rains are quite common in this part of the world.

      • Please also bring rain covers or waterproof bags to secure cameras/binoculars during rain.
      • Binoculars are available for rent, but we always recommend to bring your own.
      • Leech socks are available for sale at the resort’s shop.

      • A headlamp is always handy, so is mosquito repellent and antiseptic cream in tropical forests. 

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