Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Malaysia promises a plethora of exciting experiences owed to the magnificent bio-diversity it houses. Located in eastern Sabah, on Borneo island, this park is a treat for all nature lovers and explorers. Your visit is sure to be filled with wildlife spotting and strolls through the dense and rich tropical rainforests. You may chance upon Tabin’s three largest mammals including the majestic Borneo elephant, the Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadaus, Southeast Asia’s very own wild cattle. The skies are dotted with vibrant colors thanks to many of the 300 species of birds often found soaring in the air. You could spend all day at the bubbling mud volcano as animals stroll by to lick the mineral deposits. The jungle is your playground at Tabin Wildlife Reserve – go, spot it all.
Large mammals & exotic birdlife
Mineral-rich mud volcanoes
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Day 1: Immerse yourself in the serenity of Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Journey for one hour on a gravel path from the seaside town of Lahad Datu to the reserve. Your day involves a 20-minute trek up to Lipad volcano. The elevated mount is lined with animal footprints from deer to boars and even the elusive Pygmy elephant. You could spot the animals and birds, busy licking for mineral deposits around the bubbling volcano. After a delicious dinner, set out on a hunt for the nocturnal variety of wildlife. Day 2: The following morning, venture into the deep interiors of Tabin. Pass through through the lush greenery of the rainforest, encountering wildlife and birds along the way. The refreshing Lipad waterfall is a stop you don’t want to miss. Trek back to the resort and embark on a bird watching expedition at dusk. Look out for Borneo’s horn bills, doves and babbler. Take advantage of the sunset for another nocturnal wildlife adventure. Day 3: After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely stroll to the riverside or rock pool nearby. Spend some time relaxing in your surroundings or swimming. Afterwards, it is time to say goodbye to this charming park. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy, Please bring walking shoes, swimwear, binoculars, towels, sunblock, insect repellent, leech socks, personal toiletries, torchlight and raincoat.)