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Safari Adventure

Tour Code : KTAB 03
Interest :
Tour Packages : Sabah
Minimum :
2 Persons
Duration :
3 Days 2 Nights
Places :
Tabin, Lahad Datu


Combining 2 nights stay in Tabin Wildlife Resort and 1 night at the mud volcano watch tower.

The experience of waiting for wildlife to come and drink water from the mud volcano in the deep of the night, within the amazing diversity of the Borneo rainforest is something that one will probably remember for life.


Day 1

  • Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to airport for early morning flight to the east coast town of Lahad Datu.
  • Meet on arrival and proceed to Tabin Wildlife Reserve on a gravel road for about one hour.
  • After registration and a briefing, you will pack the items needed for your night out at Lipad mud volcano.
  • Lunch followed by a short break. You can enjoy the serene environment at the Cafe and observe birds, small mammals and insects that are active in the vicinity.
  • Embark on your journey to the mud volcano.
  • After trekking through the jungle for 20 minutes, arrive at the elevated bare area of the mud volcano. Try to identify the multitude of animal footprints belonging to different wildlife.
  • Walk up the observation tower and admire the contrasting landscape of the bare area and its surrounding thick forest where birds are commonly sighted.
  • Our guides will set up camp for the night at the observation tower.
  • Stay quiet in order not to disturb wildlife which is more active in the cooler hours of evening and early morning.
  • Stay alert during the night to observe any visits by wildlife to feed on minerals at the mud volcano.
  •   (Lunch / Dinner)

Day 2

  • After breakfast, pack and return to Tabin Wildlife Resort where you will check into your charming Borneon timber chalet which comes complete with a private balcony and hot water shower, a welcoming luxury after your night out in the jungle.
  • Spend the rest of the day at leisure or stroll in the resort's vicinity to enjoy nature at its best.
  • After dinner, enjoy a slide presentation on Tabin's natural wonders, followed by a trip to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds. Remember to look up at the clear, dark sky of Tabin, identify the constellation above you, and make a wish or two.
  •   (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 3

  • You may opt to take a dawn drive to look out for wildlife that are active at this time of the day (not included in package).
  • Join the morning bird walk as Tabin has a rich collection of about 300 bird species.
  • After breakfast, trek through the lush green rainforest known for its rich diversity of plants and animal species on your way 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 you may wish to try out the Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak made with a natural blend of tropical herbs that help relax tired muscles after jungle treks.
  •   (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Day 4

  • After breakfast, stroll to the nearby Rock Pool or wander along the river where groups of macaques and other small mammals can sometimes be seen. Choose to take a dip in the river or simply listen to the sound of nature before saying good bye to Tabin.
  • Transfer to Lahad Datu Airport for flight to Kota Kinabalu.
  • Meet on arrival at Kota Kinabalu and transfer. End of Tour.
  •   (Breakfast)


Activities are subject to weather conditions, and may be re-organised to best meet operational situations.


What to bring :
  • Binoculars
  • Spotting Scope(if available)
  • Insect repellent
  • Long sleeve shirts & long pants
  • Raincoat
  • Sun hat
  • Swim wear
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle & personal toiletries
  • Leech socks are available for sole at the resort's shop