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Uncle Tan Wildlife Camp

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do activity simply for the experience of living in the jungle rainforest. I did 3D2N and was in a group of 5, over these days we got to do multi boat cruses and treks. Both of these activities are done a various times of the day giving you the best chance of seeing all types of...

Thank Eli S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

my wife and l visited the camp in january and have to say we had a fantastic time.the camp is very basic with brown river water from a bucket as a shower,there are lots of mosquitoes so bring youre deet.the guides ours was called "M" were fantastic and very knowledgable,we did 3N/2D tour which is enough but would not do...

Thank geezerblagger
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Wow what a great introduction to Borneo! The guys at uncle tans are great and make you feel so at home in the jungle. it is the wilderness so don't expect luxuries! Despite it being rainy season, we still saw so much wildlife: probiscious monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, tropical birds, snakes! The food was great and we enjoyed singing along...

Thank marybee834
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really good way to discover a bit of real Bornean wilderness. We spent 3 days and 2 nights in the camp and saw some pretty amazing wildlife, including a dominant male orang utan (yes we were very, very lucky)! You have to prepare yourself for the experience though, because of course the facilities are really basic and...

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the 3d2n package and were really pleased with our visit. There was a lot of rain but still managed to see many different types of wildlife including an mother orangutan with its baby. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything with great detail. The camp itself is very simple but your area sleeping in the wild. I...

Thank Curtis T
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had booked a 2N3D packge. throught a long boat trip, we get to the camp. I found the guides here are knowledgable and helpful. Our schedule is full of river safaris and jungle trecking. We found many wild lives around. especially orang utans and probocious monkeys and another two types of monkeys. and also many birds and one crocadile....

Thank 松竹 顾
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A friend and I were recommended this trip along the Kinabatangan river, and we are so thankful we took the advice. From the very first boat trip into the jungle, it was clear that the staff were very alert and knowledgable about their surroundings and the wildlife there. Although probably not the best time of the year visit, as the...

1Thank kelkelbarrett
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice 2 nights/ 3 day trip at the Kitabatangan river. Professional guides who were partially coming from the villages nearby. All facilities are very simple (you shower with river water and there are a lot of mosquitoes), but if you can handle this you get a really cool experience. Food was great and we saw a lot of wild...

Thank Jaakko S
New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2n/3d at Uncle Tans. We had lunch & a brief at their Ops base before getting on a bus for an hour. We then transferred to a boat for an hour trip down the river to the jungle camp. On the river we were lucky to see 4 orangutans in the wild! We did a night cruise,...

Thank Chris L
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed at Uncle Tan's and did the 3 day 2 night package. Met at the base in Sepilok and were briefed about what to bring.......then took a van ride for 1½ hours out to the jetty where we boarded a boat for a 1 hour trip up the river. We stayed at the very end of the boardwalk near...

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Address: Danau Girang | near the Lokan River, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Sandakan Division
Also Known As:
Uncle Tan Wildlife Camp Hotel Sabah
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“,deet and long sleeves and pants”
 of 5 bubbles geezerblagger, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“this a tented camp rather than a hotel be prepared”
  • during safaris you may see gorgeous view
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, end of boardwalk is less noisy”
 of 5 bubbles oliviap892, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are allocated and all the same. Mattress on the ground with mozzie net over the top!”
 of 5 bubbles 336vanessag, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring a torch or head-lamp and insect repellent. A of binoculars would also come in handy. If it rains, waterproof shoes would be perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Jofferson, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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