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Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Sep 2019
    The staff was great, and our guide Kairul was really friendly and knowledgeable. The days were perfectly organized with several activities (two river cruises plus day and night walks) which gave us the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife (proboscis monkeys, macaques hornbills and even crocodiles!). We also enjoyed the funny dance activity and the interactions with other guests (dining table is shared). The atmosphere was very relaxed and we would definitely like to come back again!
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jun 2019
    Fantastic stay! Great food and amazing wildlife. Basic but clean accommodations. Good itinerary and helpful staff. We saw a ton of wildlife and had a great time. Don't forget the mosquito repellant! And be aware wifi doesn't really work. Would highly reccommend.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Jun 2019
    Loved our stay here, would highly recommend it. Location is excellent, the staff are friendly and accommodating and the guides know their stuff!! Special shout out to Omar, our guide on the trip, he really made the whole experience. We stayed in the dorms and while the facilities were very clean, the shower area could do with an upgrade. WiFi only available for two hours a day, which we loved as in need to switch off!!
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    Great value in a beautiful location on the Kinabatangan river. Guides are great and all staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a great time for two nights.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 Sep 2019
    Great value for money. Knowledge and friendly staff. Accommodate meals for vegans. I didn't like that the guides used lasers to point out the animals and often got too close to them which visibly disturbed and irritated them.
    South Africa, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    09 Aug 2019
    Great location and guide was helpful and informative. We stayed in a dorm which was booked as a four bed but we were put in a six bed with another couple, not good as we have an eight year old child. The staff sorted this out quickly with little fuss. Food was good, river trips fun and good sightings. The shower block was not clean but bearable. Walls between dorm rooms are very thin so one night we needed ear plugs to keep out the music and shouting. We enjoyed the night walks and village trip.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Jul 2019
    We had a fabulous 3D/2N stay in this beautiful place. Were lucky enough to see pygmy elephants, crocodiles, lots of probiscus and other monkeys, and the shadow of an orangutan building a nest deep in the trees. Accommodation pretty basic but comfortable enough. Lots of repellent needed!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Aug 2019
    3 days, 2 nights package was great and just the right amount of time. We did 4 rivers cruises and saw lots of animals including an elephant. We paid to upgrade our tent to a private chalet which was a good choice as it had air con and a private bathroom. Food was good and plenty of it. Staff were friendly too. Good value for money especially if you compare it to the other companies. It is basic but perfect for what you need. Wifi is only for a few hours a day and didn't always work.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    02 Jul 2019
    Rooms were great, very clean, comfortable and good aircon. Food was amazing. Facilities were basic, but the whole experience is definitely worth it.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    22 Aug 2019
    Nice River Safari lots of Proboscis Monkeys! For us a bit too much time on your hands during the day & dorms are mixed-sex 8 ppl. Great value for money.
    England, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cots Available
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


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