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Tour Code: OV-AT4
Minimum Travellers: 2 Pax
Tour duration: 4 Days
Observing the flora and fauna of Tabin Wildlife Reserve reflect of astounding diversity of Borneo’s rainforest, offering the plausible sighting of mammals, brilliant colourful birds, and the magnificent world of insects where it lies in the largest conservation areas. Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat gives one that sense of overwhelming feeling and the ability to appreciate it at its best. Tabin is home to an impressive range of wildlife from the endangered mammal species to the small mammals, with the chance of the dusk drives and night drives activities offered at Tabin Wildlife Reserve.
Meet up at Lahad Datu town and you will be transferred to Tabin Wildlife Reserve by road which takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. Upon arrival check in to the attractive timber lodge which comes complete with private balcony, air conditioner, ceiling fan and a hot shower. Explore the resort vicinity, have an afternoon siesta by the Sunbird Cafe surrounded by lush flora and with its abundance of bird life. After lunch, depart for birding along the main road where for an opportunity to spot one or more of Borneo’s eight species of hornbill such as the Rhinoceros, Wreathed, Oriental Pied, Black, White-crowned and Wrinkled Hornbill at times perching on bare branches or flying across the sky. After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin’s natural wonders, followed by a Night Safari to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds.
Meals Lunch & Dinner
After an early breakfast depart for the active Lipad mud volcano, its a size of a football field which serves as a mineral salt lick for the wildlife around Tabin reserves. At the Lipad mud volcano, there’s an observation tower, to admire its surrounding thick forest, which is frequented by wildlife and good location for bird watching. Opposite the tower is a nearby fig tree where its a feasting place for hornbills, other birds species and primates during the fruiting season. Before sundown trek back to the lodge for dinner and in the evening join the dusk drive to look for nocturnal birds coming out at this time or opt for a night walk to discover more nocturnal bird species.
Meals Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner
After an early breakfast, depart for birding along the road leading to the main area of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, as the vigorous secondary forest along with its lower canopy and good natural lightings provides an ideal birding area. The rich forests also offer good mammal watching opportunities. In the evening after dinner, take a drive in search for more species of birds along the Tomanggong Road.
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast go for another birding at Tomanggong road, and after lunch check out, for departure to Lahad Datu airport.
Meals Breakfast, & Lunch
Make sure you are holding air ticket to Lahad Datu.
Day 1 : BKI/LDU by MH3010 0605-0705hrs
Day 4 : LDU/BKI by MH3019 1600-1655hrs
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