Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Set in a remote forest reserve near an internationally-important wetland, the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort offers access to an unspoilt region populated by local tribespeople and a wide array of wildlife.

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Set in a remote forest reserve near an internationally-important wetland, the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort offers access to an unspoilt region populated by local tribespeople and a wide array of wildlife. A raised walkway leads between the buildings at the resort where ten tastefully designed twin cabins provide luxurious air/conditioned accommodation.

Spacious and bright, they have dark, wooden floors, white linens and bright bed throws and cushions in locally-made fabrics.  Each has an outdoor seating area where many of the animals of the wetlands (deer, wild pigs etc) can be seen.  Other facilities include an open dining area, a library and a lounge with cane and bamboo sofas. The food is good and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The local freshwater swamps and mangrove forest are home to orangutan, langurs and rhinoceros hornbill along with a diverse mix of tropical plant life.  Activities include day and night river safaris, jungle walks and visits to the local Orang Sungai people.

Facilities

All rooms are equipped with fan, private bathroom with hot & cold shower, shampoo, soap and toilet papers. Free Wifi internet access within restaurant area, Laundry service is available at a fee. The resort has its’ own 24 hours security personnel. 24 hours electricity is supplied by solar panels and a generator.

Local Wildlife

The local freshwater swamps and mangrove forest are home to orangutan, langurs and rhinoceros hornbill along with a diverse mix of tropical plant life. Deer and wild pigs can be seen around the boardwalks by day. At night your can see nocturnal wildlife like the diminutive mouse deer, roosting birds and the extraordinary-looking colugo

Optional Activities

Boat excursions, village visits and night walks are all included in the price here.

Number of rooms

10

Air Conditioning

Yes

Swimming Pool

No

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

The boardwalks behind the lodge are a great place to wander between boat trips.  You might see deer, birds and wild pigs but don’t forget to look also down as the forest floor is dotted with semi-aquatic plants including a large number of insectivorous pitcher plants.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort 5.707547, 118.430557 Kinabatangan Wetlands ResortView

We had a great holiday because we were looked after so well. The wildlife viewing was the best possible because of the effort put into it by the guides…We saw more wildlife than we expected or had hoped for. Orang-utans in the wild as well as at Sepilok. The turtle laying and releasing was great. A heard of about 20 elephants at Sukau only feet from the boat + an amazing array of birds including some very rare ones. Also a 9’ crocodile….Danum Valley was amazing but it is necessary to stay several nights at least to get the benefit. Overall it was a brilliant holiday.