This expansive area of dipterocarp rainforest in the eastern part of Sabah, shelters an incredibly diverse range of flora and fauna.
Declared a wildlife reserve in 1984 due to the diversity of animals inhabiting its forest, Tabin plays an important role in preserving Sabah's most endangered species.
Wildlife of the Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Tabin has several mud volcanoes and salt-water springs that are high in minerals and attract a variety of wildlife seeking these nutrients. These are great locations for viewing the forest inhabitants, that can also be seen on treks and night drives. Orangutans, civet and leopard cats, hornbills, pygmy elephants and, if you are extremely lucky, western tarsiers can all be spotted.
Accommodation at the Tabin River Lodge is in 20 simple but comfortable bungalows located either along the river or on the hillside overlooking the rainforest.
Map of Tabin Wildlife Reserve
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Places near Tabin Wildlife Reserve
- Mataking Island 44 miles away
- Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai Islands 61 miles away
- Kapalai Island 69 miles away
- Kinabatangan River 71 miles away
- Sandakan 73 miles away
- Danum Valley 79 miles away
- Sepilok 80 miles away
- Garama Wetlands 111 miles away
- Maliau Basin 121 miles away
- Mount Kinabalu 171 miles away
- Kinabalu National Park 171 miles away
- Kota Kinabalu 198 miles away
- Gaya Island 205 miles away
- Manukan Island 206 miles away
- Brunei 272 miles away
- Mulu National Park 281 miles away
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