Tabin River Lodge

Location: Danum Valley & Tabin Wildlife Reserve | Malaysia & Borneo

The only lodge in the 300,000-acre wildlife reserve in Sabah, Tabin River Lodge gives you the unique chance to see many of the protected species in the area, such as the Borneo pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, tembadau (wild cattle) and hundreds of bird species.
Perfect forSpotting very rare wildlife.
In the knowOne of many in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, trek to the Lipad mud volcano for a do-it-yourself mud bath - making sure to plaster your face with the mineral-rich mud for a deep-cleaning facial.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Lodge
  • Rustic
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview


Located on the headland of Dent Peninsula, 50km east of Lahad Datu.

Rooms at Tabin River Lodge

The ten river lodges and ten hill lodges feature authentic Borneo architecture in characterful and spacious eco-friendly timber bungalows, which have double and twin ensuite rooms and a private veranda overlooking lush green hillside forest and the Lipad River.

Food and facilities

An interconnecting boardwalk leads to the Sunbird cafe, where you can refuel at all times of day, from a buffet breakfast to afternoon drinks.

Activities at Tabin River Lodge

The wildlife here, much of which is attracted to the active mineral-rich volcanoes, is incredibly diverse. Go on day and night safaris with knowledgeable guides to make the most of the wildlife-spotting opportunities. Return to the resort to take in the sights and sounds of this unique environment on your veranda, from otters in the river to orangutans and proboscis monkeys swinging from the trees.

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