Wildlife Safari Tour in Malaysia
This leisurely-paced 3-day Malaysia Wildlife Safari Tour is available on request and is set in a beautiful lowland dipterocarp rainforest at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Considered to be the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia, the region is home to an extraordinary biodiversity and is a dedicated ground for breeding of animals and birds, including the highly endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros, Borneo Pygmy Elephant and Tembadau.
"Wonderful stay and we had an amazing guide. Warm, friendly and lovely staff. Wildlife sighting was amazing." - John
The fauna you can expect to encounter on this Malaysia wildlife safari ranges from mammals and birds to reptiles, amphibians and insects. There's a healthy population of Borneo Pygmy Elephants that can sometimes be seen strolling along the resort road. Orang-utans are plentiful and their nests can be frequently sighted. There is a large variety of carnivores, including the rare Clouded Leopard, as well as Bearded Pigs, Red Leaf Monkeys, Pigtail and Long-tail Macaques, Binturongs and herds of deer. The reserve is also a bird-watching paradise, with more than 300 species of birds including the majestic Rhinoceros Hornbill and 13 species endemic to Borneo. It is home to approximately 26 species of unique frogs and toads, including 12 species that are endemic to Borneo, one of which – the Bornean Horned Frog – is exclusive to Sabah. There are also dozens of species of lizards, skinks, geckos and snakes, along with abundant insects.
The guides on your Malaysia wildlife safari can advise on the best times of day to observe specific species and take you to a variety of habitats. These include our mud volcanoes, which are frequented by wildlife and birds and serve as ‘salt-licks’ to ingest essential minerals. The Lipad river and nearby waterfall also attract a huge number of animal visitors every day. Excursions taken at dusk and after nightfall brings a whole new perspective on the nature reserve as the nocturnal wildlife becomes active.
Wild orchids, lianas, jungle vines, towering strangler figs and rare ferns are amongst the interesting collections of rainforest vegetation at Tabin. Flowers and fruits in the rainforest often carry an exotic contrast of colours with unique shapes and scents to attracts wildlife, birds and insects to maximise pollination.
Following your Malaysia wildlife safari you can 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.
Malaysia Wildlife Safari Tour highlights include:
- The opportunity to observe more than 70 species of mammals, 300 types of birds and numerous reptiles, amphibians and insects, many of them unique to Sabah
- Excursions to the nearby mud volcanoes, Lipad river and waterfall
- Special dusk and night safaris to look out for nocturnal wildlife and birds
- Expert advice on the best times and locations to see particular species on your list
Like the look of this tour but would like to stay for a bit longer, check out our 4-day Borneo Rainforest Tour
Please note: group sizes available up to 15 travellers, please enquiry for a quote and tour availability.
Alternative Tour Name: 3D2N Tabin Wildlife Safari