Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, Sandakan

Kinabatangan
9.7
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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Reviews

Really enjoyed it: saw quite a lot of nature, including wild orang utans which - even after spending a few days at the sepilok reserve - was awesome. Didn't see any elephants unfortunately.

It's quite basic but that seems appropriate in light of the fact it is a nature experience. And giving you anti-mozzie coils to burn under your bed at night is a really nice touch.

As is the hotel california sing-along!

TH
2007-03-02

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan Reviews from the Web

A wonderful time! Beatrice, Henri, annnnnnnd I cant remember all of the names :) They were all very wonderful. Highly recommend. A beautiful reprieve from our world.

blvitali943
2020-03-11

Super stay and beautiful nature. So many crazy animals! Friendly people.

BalderDK
2020-02-29

The river cruises were a good opportunity to spot wildlife

Customer review
2009-08-13

Food was excellent. Staff were very helpful and knowledgable. Although the experience kind of reminded me of going away on a school camp. Nevertheless, thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing few couple of days!

Constantine Carluen
2009-04-16

Description

One of the most existing places in South East Asia to watch wildlife and its not in the zoo!

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan (NLK) is located within Kampung Bilit, a village along Kinabatangan river and takes its name from the white trunked-kabilit trees found in the nearby forest. We are easily accessible by car, and this village consists of only 150-180 people from about 30 households.

These villagers are mainly Orang Sugei (literally means River People) who make the living from fishing and making of crafts work such as fishnets and boat. They will later sell their crafts to the nearby villages.

The basic accommodation of NLK is built within the Kampung's lush green forest and it promises an unforgettable stay filled with adventure.

You will be able to spot primates such as the ever-energetic long tail and pigtail macaques, the amazing sounding gibbons, the elusive tarsier, lazy slow loris and human liked orang utans. The main attraction is the proboscis monkeys; with its long nose and big belly, this primate is only found on the island of Borneo.

You will also be able to experience close encounters with a subspecies of the Asian elephant, the Borneo Pygmy elephant. These elephants are smaller in sizes, have rather large ears and longer tails than its Asian counterpart.

While trekking to the near by Oxbow lake, Danau Bilit, you will continue to be amazed by the sighting of crocodiles basking along the muddy river banks, bearded pigs sniffing away for food, deer, wild cats such as the civets and clouded leopard and the workaholic otters. Our trained guide will also be able to show you a variety of insects and many species of colorful birds such as the Stork-billed kingfisher, the Oriental Pied Hornbill, the Crested Goshawk and many more

So, wait no longer, come join us to explore the Kinabatangan! The price listed on this site is for the following (pls note that the prices listed are for 2 nights/ 3 days package only, any extension of stay thereafter is only at RM106.00per person for dorm & RM200.00 for Deluxe Agamid chalet. Price including meals and you can still join any activity in the schedule. And you will need to pay the extra night stay at the lodge and only on cash basis since the c/c machine does not work there! And the one night rate is at RM413.40 per person for Dorm and RM483.90 per person for Chalet and not half of the listed price):

3 Days / 2 Night, KINABATANGAN SAFARI

Day 1
- Pick up from in Sandakan Town is at Wisma Khoo Siak Chiew Building (10.30am) OR Sepilok area(11.30PM)
- Stop by at shop in Sepilok for you to buy snacks, beverages or have lunch (by own expenses)
- Transfer into Kampung Bilit at 1230 hours and arrive between 3.30 - 3.45pm
- Welcome drinks and Lodge orientation
- Late afternoon boat cruise 4.00pm (for 1 ½ - 2 hours)
- Dinner
- Video presentation
- Night walk to our screen light
- Overnight

Day 2
- 6am early boat cruise to look for gibbons & orang utan
- Breakfast at 7.30am
- Morning trek along the river bank OR Danau Bilit Ox-Bow lake (OPTIONAL at MYR26.50 per session/person) OR Free and easy activities
- Lunch at Lodge
- Free and easy activities
- Afternoon river cruise to search for more wildlife
- Dinner
- Local dance lesson
- Guided night jungle trek

Day 3
- Boat cruise at 6am
- Breakfast at 7.30am
- Transfer out and back to Sandakan or Sepilok at 8.30

PACKAGE INCLUDES: :
Return transfer from/to Sandakan/Sepilok area. English speaking guide, all stated meals(2 Dinner/1 Lunch/2 Breakfast), 4 boat cruises, video presentation, 1 night walk, 1 night trekking, room, towel and linen

EXCLUDE:
Ox-Bow Lake trekking (additional MYR26.50per person), beverages, boots rental (RM10.60 per pair) and Tourism Tax of RM10 per chalet & per night

WHAT TO BRING:
- Change of clothes, comfortable trekking shoes, sun block, insect repellent, waterproof camera (optional), raincoat, leech socks, torch light and plenty of curiosity.

SPECIAL NOTES:
1.All participants will be required to sign a Liability Release before departure.
2.Children above 12 years of age may participate with either parents or legal guardians.
3.Participants must be physically fit.
4.The staff at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan reserves the right to change or cancel the tour should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

Location and Contact

Location

• From KOTA KINABALU
• at 6am, take the shuttle from bus tstaion to Inanam Inter State bus station. Catch the 7am Tung Mah (an interstate bus company) bus heading for Tawau or Lahad Datu. Ask to get off at Medan Selera Restaurant, diagonally opposite Kinabatangan Police Station (after journey about 6 hours). You will get there between 12.45 - 1.15pm. From the restaurant, our pick up transfer is at 1.30pm. It will take you to Kampung Bilit. It's another 1 hour 45 mins journey through oil palm plantation.
• Once you made your booking, we will contact you via the e-mail you have provided for to ensure correct pick up arrangement.
• From SANDAKAN
• Meeting point in Sandakan town is at Wisma Khoo Siak Chiew building at 10.30am.
• Another option is to take public bus (bus is unschedule) to Medan Selera Kota Kinabatangan. Bus fare is RM25.00per person.
• From SEPILOK
• Meeting point is from Sepilok Orang Utan Centre cafe at 11.30PM or from your accommodation in Sepilok.

Address: Kampung Bilit, Kinabatangan, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan is listed on the following booking sites:

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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Airport Pickup

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Luggage Storage

Towels

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

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Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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