3 Days 2 Nights Tabin Wildlife Safari

RM 2350/pax

Tour Code GB-TWL003
Tour Tabin Wildlife Safari
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
Destination Lahad Datu
Minimum 2 Pax


Discover the rich variety of jungle animals, bird and herbs
Tabin Wildlife Refuge is a nature preserve in Sabah, eastern Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It was created in 1984 to preserve Sabah’s disappearing wild animals. Occupying a large part of the peninsula forming the northern headland of Darvel Bay, it is located 48 kilometers east of Lahad Datu.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR or Tabin) comprises a rectangular area of approximately 122,539 ha. in the centre of the Dent Peninsula, north-east of Lahad Datu town, south of the lower reaches of the Segama River and north of the Silabukan Protection Forest Reserve. It can be reached via sealed and gravel roads from Lahad Datu in about 40 minutes. The reserve is covered with lowland dipterocarp forest.



Day 1

You will be picked up in the east coast town of Lahad Datu and transferred by road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve (1:30 hrs). 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 check 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. Climb the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare mud volcano and its surrounding thick forest, where birds are commonly sighted. 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.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2

Join the early morning bird walk to discover some of Tabin’s rich collection of almost 300 bird species. After breakfast, a drive to the core area for animal’s spotting and for photo session before trekking through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species to visit Lipad Waterfall. Take a dip in the natural pool and enjoy a natural and refreshing shower under the waterfall. Alternatively explore the surrounding vegetation or just relax.

In the afternoon, try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of herbs, to relax tired muscles after long jungle treks.

In the evening, a dusk drive to look out for more nocturnal wildlife & birds coming out to look for food during this time of the day.

After dinner, go for a night walk along the trail nearby the resort in search of sleeping birds, frog and nocturnal wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3

After breakfast, free and easy until check out. You may opt to take up a dawn drive or jungle walk to look out for wildlife that is active at this time of the day.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

~ End of Tour ~

Important Notes

Activities are subject to weather condition/departure time, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation


Price includes

  • Scheduled return transfer Lahad Datu/Tabin/Lahad Datu
  • Return Transfer to airport
  • Accommodation (Twin –Share Basis)
  • Meals as stated
  • Guided tours
  • Activities as stated


Price do not include

  • Airfares (Domestic Flight) operated by MASwings
  • Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Any items not mentioned


What to Bring

  • Overnight clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat & hat
  • Waterproof bag for storing of your camera etc
  • Casual wear
  • Sandal, Slippers or shoes
  • Camera


Important Remarks

  • Possibility of getting wet during excursion.
  • Additional MYR 50 ( Adult) per pax / MYR 25 (Child) per pax for pick up from NEXUS, RASA RIA
  • DO NOT bring valuable items as there has no locker available
  • Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian
  • Departure time varies from different hotels
  • Activities are subject to weather condition / departure time, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situation
  • Gana Borneo Tours does not guarantee wildlife sightings
  • Gana Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary

Extra Info

Scheduled Transfer

Lahad Datu – Tabin: 0800 hrs & 1200hrs
Tabin – Lahad Datu: 1330hrs (Arrive Lahad Datu town at 1600hrs)

Un-scheduled Transfer

Lahad datu – Tabin Resort
Additional charge transfer MYR 70.00 per person per way minimum 2 pax.

Package Price

Package Price


RATE MYR 2090 MYR 1180


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