Getting Up Close With The Wild In Sabah, Malaysia

Very few people appreciate an adventure tour of the wild. Some think that it is too dangerous. Some are scared of insect bites, while others are too busy with daily routines they get too accustomed with the ordinary scenes found in the city. However, if you are one of those interested to see a change of scenery and see the wild up close, then go visit Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah for a treat you are sure never to forget.

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is not your Eastern Version of the Amazon Jungle; rather it is 122,000 hectares of rainforest that offers a promising Asian adventure to those who chooses to visit its midst. Begin your tour with the Raleigh Trail and walk your way towards Lipad Waterfall. It is the only waterfall in the Reserve but is a treat to any visitors because it offers a free swim on its clear water. Just enjoy the view of the waterfall and the chirping birds entertaining your ears.

Bring along your binoculars during your escapade of Tabin Wildlife and find a good spot for an exciting bird watching adventure. Get acquainted with the Malaysia Blue Flycatcher, the Wrinkled Hornbill, The Long-Tailed Parkeet, and the Black Magpie. It may take you some time to classify these feathered beauties, but it is enough to be enchanted with their graceful flights in the air.

On your way to Lipad Waterfall, be extra vigilant because the wildlife community may be eager to meet you including the Borneo Elephant, the Sunda Clouded Leopard, The Sumatran Rhino, the Proboscis Monkey, the Sambar Deer, the Orangutan, and the Smooth Otter. Be thrilled with their movement, but dare not to approach these creatures. They are still classified as wild animals and you never know what these can do to you. Observe wildlife park rules and you will be safe.

If interested to enjoy this wildlife adventure, all it takes is for you to book a flight to Kota Kinabalu before transferring to another flight leading to Lahad Datu. Another option, which is a better choice especially if you are not in a rush, is to enjoy land travel from Kota Kinabalu to the Tabin Wildlife itself. The ride may take seven hours, but it will prepare your eyes for a wildlife adventure to remember. Stay at the reserve for the entire night and indulge in the breathtaking views it offers to anyone who chose to gaze upon its beauty.

 

Guest Author : Shaiya Ong is a freelance writer for Sabah Guide, your online guide for an adventurous and fulfilling stay in Sabah, Malaysia. Learn more helpful Sabah guide during your stay in the region and enjoy the exotic beauty of the place.
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