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So enjoyed our 2 nights here. Food was plentiful and very tasty.
But you come here for the river trips to see things and it didnt disappoint. Saw so many different types of monkeys, pygmy elephants, so many differnt species of birds, some snakes. Our...More
I booked a 3 day 2 night stay here with a friend.
The lodge is very beautiful and despite not having air conditioning, it is surprisingly cool. There are beautiful views of the valley from the restaurant and the food is buffet style but plentiful...More
This place has a special in my heart. During our stay we saw Pygmy elephants, many different kinds of monkeys including the proboscis, a crocodile, and a multitude of birds. Whatever we asked to see, we found. This has been the absolute highlight in our...More
I thought I'd come well prepared for this experience - good waterproof walking boots, breathable shirts, rainproof jacket and hat. But if you go in monsoon season and are going down river you may as well wear flip-flops (or thongs if you are an Aussie),...More
We stayed here for one night. The food was very good and the two river tours and walk were good. However, the 2 day 1 night package is highly overpriced and there are additional charges for using the oversized wellies (required for the walk) and...More
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Yes, we are aware of the various advisories. Sadly, the coastal areas and islands around Semporna have seen incidents of cross-border criminal acts. Currently, there is a Maritime Patrol and Surveillance in place at night... More
Yes, we are aware of the various advisories. Sadly, the coastal areas and islands around Semporna have seen incidents of cross-border criminal acts. Currently, there is a Maritime Patrol and Surveillance in place at night for the areas. This relates only to the islands and coast and 5 nautical miles off them as well as sea lanes. This has resulted to better security and hugely boosted confidence. There is no curfew inland and in towns.
On our side, both at Sepilok and lodge, we have had no problems at all. There has also been no incident in Sandakan.
Below is a general note about our place/s:
The recent incident did not happen in Sandakan or anywhere near our place in the Kinabatangan. It occurred in an island (Mabul) off Semporna.
Sabah is a big state.
Semporna is 6 hours by land from Sandakan.
The Kinabatangan is also far from the sea/coast of Lahad Datu or Semporna. It would take 5 hours by boat and road to get from our lodge to Semporna. It would take us 3 hours' non-stop at full speed boat ride to reach the sea.
At all times, our lodge and the rest of the Kinabatangan were free of any incidents. There was no trouble at all. The Kinabatangan remains peaceful.
Visitors who visited the Kinabatangan have also not encountered any incident during their travel and stay.
In addition to the above, please also allow me to explain the steps taken in our area.
Many notable operators in the Kinabatangan came together several years ago to form the KINABATANGAN-CORRIDOR OF LIFE TOURISM OPERATORS ASSOCIATION (KiTA)
We are a member of KiTA.
While the Kinabatangan has been very peaceful, attention to safety and security of tourists has always been an important part of KiTA's agenda.
KiTA is a highly organised grouping of operators. It looks into various aspects including the safety and security of tourists and are constantly in close contact with the Police and other security establishments to ensure a safe Kinabatangan.
Additionally, KiTA also maintains an extensive network involving the various village leaders and villagers to keep safety and security in the area.
When you visit the Kinabatangan, you will be in an area where operators, security departments and local inhabitants are cohesive in efforts to make your stay safe and secure.
I hope the above explanation has helped to address concerns about your visit.