Frog Watching Tour in Sabah, Malaysia
This 3-day Frog Tour is a leisurely-paced safari available on request and based at Tabin Wildlife Resort, an exclusive hideaway within the vast expanse of magnificent rainforests. It is home to approximately 26 species of unique anurans – frogs & toads – including 12 species that are endemic to Borneo, one of which is exclusive to Sabah alone.
At Tabin, anurans can be found almost everywhere, from primary forests to man-made surroundings in habitats such as puddled, temporary ponds and pools, seepages, rivulets, streams, tree stumps, rotten logs, leaf litters and muddy paths. In the depths of the rainforest there are undoubtedly many unknown species still waiting to be identified and categorised.
We take you to the best spots to look for amphibians, which can range in length from one to five inches and often be cleverly camouflaged. Species you can expect to see include the Saffron-Bellied Frog, White-Lipped Frog, Harlequin Tree Frog, Translucent Frog, Giant River Toad and the unique Bornean Horned Frog. As many anurans become much more active after sunset, our exciting night walks are a must to appreciate the vibrant diversity of frog and toad activity in and around the reserve.
Our guides on this frog tour will also give you a true hands-on experience by showing you how to safely catch and handle anurans before releasing them back into the wild.
Of course, the amphibians you encounter on this frog tour are just a small fraction of the wildlife found at Tabin Wildlife Resort. There are dozens of species of lizards, skinks, geckos and snakes. There are also more than 70 mammal species, including Borneo Pygmy Elephants, Orang-utans, the rare Clouded Leopard, Bearded Pigs, Pigtail and Long-tail Macaques, Red Leaf Monkeys and Binturong. Almost 700 bird species are resident or visit Sabah, not least the magnificent Rhinoceros Hornbill.
During this frog tour you will look forward to returning to one of our charming timber lodges and enjoy the exotic sounds of the rainforest, the soothing flow of the river, the cool rhythms of waterfalls and the gentle caress of the breeze in Tabin.
Sabah Frog Tour highlights include:
- The opportunity to observe up to 26 unique species of frogs and toads, including the Bornean Horned Frog that is exclusive to Sabah
- Night walks around the nature reserve in search of nocturnal anurans
- Tips on safely handling frogs and toads before returning them to the wild
- Trekking to the active mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick to wildlife
- Take a dip in the natural springs and enjoy a refreshing shower under a waterfall
If you like the look of this tour but would like to stay for a bit longer, why not check out our 4-day Borneo Rainforest Tour
Alternative Tour Name: 3D2N Frog Tour of Sabah rainforests