Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp itself located in a very secluded area far from any lodges,villages even city. Guest will be able to experience the real privilege being in the borneo rainforest. Also, i afiq, will be your private guide, i have been in this industry for the past 10 years, and serving as a borneon nature guide has always become my greatest honor and its my pleasure to show you what borneo has to offer.
Duration: 3 days
Start time: Check availability
Live guide: English
What's not included
- Towel, Body soap, Toothpaste, Rain coat (poncho)
- Entry/Admission - Sandakan
- Entry/Admission - Sandakan
- Entry/Admission - Sandakan
- Entry/Admission - Sandakan
- Entry/Admission - Sandakan
- Mosquito repellents, trekking shoes, proper jungle outdoor attire, binocular
- Departure details
- Traveller pickup is offered.
- Sandakan Airport, Sandakan Malaysia
- Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 136598P3
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travellers
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
- If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 136598P3
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About the operator
Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp
Joined in April 2017
- Alex W003 day digital detox and wildlife spottingLoved the remoteness of the camp, the location and setting was great. We were able to see 3 of the big 5, plus orangutan at the camp and other wildlife. Jai was great and made the trip for us, plus chef and the other guides.
- EthamR00Beautiful location and great way to see wildlifeThis was a great experience. We saw multiple orangutans on the first day and a lot of other wildlife. The itinerary is a good mix of tours and rest time, with some time to relax in the hotter parts of the day, and morning + evening tours. Good drivers to pick you up and drop you off before and after the tour. If you're interested in seeing this unique, remote, beautiful part of Borneo this tour is a great way to have that experience.
- jenib92600Love this placeWonderful place to really relax away from everything. Jai was a very nice guide and explained lots of things really well to us. The owner explained very clearly what we should expect and we got exactly that. It is very basic but that’s what is so charming and appropriate in the middle of the jungle. An absolute pleasure which will remain a great memory.
- ninjavdp003D2N with lots of wildlife spottingsWe had a unique experience at the Kinabatanang river thanks to Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp. You feel the company's respect for nature: no mass tourism, back to basics, dedicated people... And this definitely resulted in wonderful and abundant wildlife spottings. During our 3 day stay, we didn't see any other tourist boats. Even in between the cruises, wildlife kept showing up at the camp site! Keep your eyes open. We recommend this jungle camp to everyone who really wants to feel connected to the jungle.
- 176lised00Amazing wildlife spottingWe are a family of 8 persons who had the opportunity to visit the Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp for 3D2N. It was for sure one of the highlights of our 4 weeks Borneo trip. It was a REAL jungle trip with 80 km distance to the next lodge meaning that we were the only boat on the river spotting the animals. We saw 3 wild orangutans: one just at our camp site, one sleeping in a tree and one from the boat .. just amazing. Additionally to this we saw a lot of birds: several eagels & hornbills & others and we even saw 2 wild cats… jusr great. The lodge itself is simpel (no internet access, toilet outside and bucket shower) but very clean and cosy. Our guide was very knowledgable and very very friendly- all in all this is a trip we will never forget- thanks a million times
- robertalF434GY00One day is enoughStayed two days one night and so glad for no more. There would be nothing to do for two days and way too hot and humid for that. The guides were really good and informative and the river cruises were enjoyable and we seen lots of the wildlife including orangutan and hornbills. Accommodation very very basic but clean which we expected. However they would only run their generator from 6-10 pm which is not good at all, we even thought of paying them to run longer as the heat was unbearable. Also the shower cubicle was a bucket and scoop which was fine by us but were smelly to the point of choking. Definitely would not recommend two nights there.
- Mobile60187500Very basic experience in the rainforestOn the positive side, the location was unique and the main ranger was very knowledgeable about the wildlife. We also really enjoyed the river cruises at dawn and dusk. On the more negative side , the facilities were very basic, which to be fair, we knew about beforehand. However, I strongly believe that there are a lot of very simple things that could be done to improve the experience. I would summarize as unique but rough.
- CB14O00Great experience but no elephantsNOT A PLACE TO SEE ELEPHANTS. I felt I needed to lead with that and write in all caps because I wish I'd known that ahead of time. I was told the last time they saw elephants was two months before I was there. I did a search for elephants in the reviews and as of July 24, 2023, not a single person reported seeing elephants here. This place is not near the same part of the Kinabatangan as most of the other options. The plus side of this is seclusion - we didn't see another tourist boat at any point in my 3 day/2 night trip. The down side is that the people staying in the more popular part of the river were seeing elephants pretty regularly when I was there (not every day and they're far from guaranteed, there was just good luck at that time frame). The advantage of being in the more popular tourist part of the river is that the guides are able to communicate with one another about good animal sightings. That being said, I had an absolutely fantastic stay here. The rooms were comfortable enough, the bucket shower was great, the guide was super friendly, and we saw a ton of wildlife. Proboscis monkeys on every boat ride, an orangutan on the trail on the Camp's property (which you are free to explore on your own during the day), all sorts of birds, macaques (pig tail and long tail), silver langurs, etc. Definitely bring a book and/or a deck of cards. There are boat rides in the morning and late afternoon which means you have about 8 hours during the day with nothing to do. The area where you'll sit is extremely comfortable (hammocks and total shade and not too hot). Assuming you're there for two nights (which is what most people do), there's a night walk one night and night ride the other night. The walk is for bugs and the ride is for birds.
- Melanie D00Amazing!!We really loved staying here. The location is isolated from other lodges so we we’re the only people in the area, which is quite unique. We saw lots of animals and you have a good variety of activities from morning/afternoon and evening boat tours and night walk. Ofcourse you can have bad luck with the animals you can spot.. But we even saw orang oetans right infront of the lodge. The facilities are quite primitive, so you can enjoy the full jungle experience. But there is a normal toilet and the room is fine. You will not be hungry because there is enough food, and it was tasty! Our tour guide Jai was lovely, told us everything you need to know about the area and the animals living there. Also the rest of the team is very kind and helpful. We would fully recommend coming here!
- B9909KUcatherineb00A privilege to see amazing animals in their natural habitatWhat a privilege to see these amazing wild animals in their natural habitat. We did the 2D1N package and were fortunate to get a really good view of Pygmy elephants and an Orang Utan along with various monkeys and other creatures, birds and insects. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere at the center, the staff are all very friendly especially our guide Apel. If you have the time 3D2N is possibly a good option, you will give you more opportunities to see more wildlife. I thought the food at the center was delicious but you might want to bring a few snacks for the journey there on the bus which took about 31/2 hours as we were one of the first to be picked up in Sandakan.
- Steveandjesstravel00A very special placeThe jungle camp was an amazing experience. Located on an ox box lake in a remote location where there are no other tour boats. We stayed with our two kids 8 and 12 and they absolutely loved it. Simple living with private rooms and rustic showers and perfect hammock chill out area under the house next to the river. Saw so many probiscus monkeys on boat cruises, along with silver leaf langur, long and short tailed macaque, many hornbills and eagles, civet cats. We were lucky enough when walking near camp to see a pair of Gibbons! We had heard them all morning then they swung right over us, looking down curiously for a moment before continuing their spider man movements through the jungle. Jay was very knowledgeable and kind guide with a clear passion for nature. Special place, very hard to leave.
- Alan58700Great experience in the jungleWe did the 3D2N tour booked through Viator. The accommodation is basic - no phone signal/wifi, electricity only for a few hours a day, and the shower is just a bucket with cold water. However, it was an amazing experience. We had boat trips in the morning, afternoon and nighttime as well as a jungle walk. We saw langurs, proboscis monkeys, macaques, kingfishers, hornbills, eagles, civets, owls and more. The guide and staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was fine and there were vegetarian options. Tea, coffee and drinking water were always available, and there was a chance to stop to buy other drinks on the way to the camp. There were no more than ten of us on the boat and there are no other camps/lodges nearby so we felt immersed in the jungle and well looked after by the staff.
- Samcarter28hotmail00Authentic Borneo Jungle experienceWe absolutely loved staying here. We were very surprised by the health of the jungle and the number of animals we saw. We saw proboscis, short, pig tail and albino macaques and silver leaf monkeys but unfortunately no orangutans; Rhinoceros, oriental and asian hornbills; the blue eared (at night, could almost have touched it) and stork billed kingfisher; buffy fish and brown wood owls; a beautiful wild civet and lace monitor which seemed to be semi residents; a king cobra; a sloth badger; a baby crocodile, plus others including hundreds of centipedes. The jungle was alive with so many sounds at night, great to hear. The boat tour went past areas of well preserved jungle. We saw no other tour boats or jungle stay accommodation, awesome! Jai, our guide, was very enthusiastic, well organized and very knowledgable. His English is exceptional, and he is a good communicator. This group is actively involved in restoring and preserving the surrounding jungle, with tree planting etc. Well worth our support! Comments about the facilities are in other reviews, but we thought it was clean, tidy and well presented. We got what what we came for, and would highly recommend this jungle stay!
- Ellie C00Great jungle experience but could be more activities mid dayOverall the tour offers a great experience in what seems to be some of the last remaining natural jungle environment in a remote part of Kindergaden river in North Borneo. To be able to wake up to flying hornbills and sounds of monkeys was something unbelievable. The river cruises were a great way to picture the wildlife from a safe distance on the neighbouring outskirts of the lying jungle. I think the tour would benefit from one or two more activities such as walks or boat trips as with the 2-night tour we spent the second day (only full day) with an 8 hour space from morning cruise at 6am and breakfast at 8am until afternoon cruise (4pm). We enjoyed bird watching and doing the nearby jungle walk on our own but would have loved the opportunity to see as much wildlife as possible in such an amazing place. The food was great and tour guide Jaii was super friendly and took as much time as we wanted explaining the local wildlife and about the environmental ramifications to different practices etc. Would definitely recommend if you’re a nature lover or want to see what’s happening in the Bornean rainforest.
- hugo m00One of a kind experience in the middle of the jungle!We really enjoyed our stay at the Jungle Camp! It was a 1 of a kind experience and something you can’t find anywhere else. The whole team made us feel very welcome and they spoke really good English as well. The camp is literally in the middle of the jungle so you can’t expect too much in my opinion. You won’t have a hot tub in the evening but rather a refreshing shower ;) The rooms have everything you need and a nice bed which made it so we slept fine both of the nights + don’t forget the amazin view over the river and the jungle. The rooms have electricity from 6pm to 10pm to charge phones etc. Furthermore you have the dining area which also has a great view over the river. We enjoyed all the meals a lot, the chef made it all out of fresh ingredients. Usually the meals consist of rice, multiple vegetables and meat/fish. The guides also told us they want to give us the experience a bit to live and eat like the locals. The tours and spotting animals is what it’s all about and it was amazing! We went on 4 boat tours which one of them was in the evening and 1 walking tour which was also in the evening. We spotted a lot of different animals on all the tours here are some of our favorites. The oerang-oetang which we saw in the afternoon tour, it was a mother with a newborn baby which was amazing to see. All the different monkeys we saw and learned about because of the guides. The crocodiles we saw at night time. The water monitors we saw close by the camp hunting nearby the water and jungle. All the different insects and birds we found during the evening walk which we could see from close up. We saw a lot of other animals as well but there’s too many to write all down, it’s just a very different experience to find an animal in the wild in his natural habitat instead of seeing it at a zoo. Also it’s not just about finding and spotting the animals but also about learning about them through the guides and all the information they give you on the tours which is really interesting. We have not taken too much (good) pictures ourselves because we only had our phones and just wanted to enjoy the moment. I would say this is an unique experience and I would recommend it to everyone that wants to experience living in the jungle and experiencing to life as a local. We want to thank the whole crew at the camp again for an amazing experience!