07:30 hours / 12:30 hours
Arrival at Lahad Datu Airport and register at Tabin Wildlife's office.
Note: CLIENTS HAVE TO SIGN AN IDEMNITY WAIVER BEFORE ENTERING TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE.
Recommended flights (subject to change and not included in the tour package)
BKI-LDU MH3010 0610 /0705 (operated by Maswing)
BKI-LDU MH3014 0955/1050 (operated by Maswing)
Scheduled transfer to the reserve: 0800hrs & 1200hrs.
You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (1:30 hrs) - With driver only. 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 welcome luxury in the forest. 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 the buildings of the resort. Discover the rich variety of jungle herbs, some endemic, 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 checking in before 11:00am).
In the afternoon, visit the active Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife. After trekking through the rainforest for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano which is frequented by wildlife and birds. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints here. The adventurous can try the effects of the volcanic mud, said to be responsible for a fine complexion. Trek back to the resort along elephant trail.
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. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellations above you and make a wish or two.
(Night safari is always on join in basis).
Accommodation at Tabin Wildlife Resort, River lodge/Hill Lodge.
Estimated driving time/distance:
Meal included: Lunch