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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Wow!!! Just finished 3 incredible days with Osman and his family. Extraordinary! Osman is certainly a character. He has a very generous heart and so wants his guests to get the most from their time on the Kinabatangan river. We were out on the river before and after the other boats were and felt very privileged to have Osman as...

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Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed with Osman and his family for 2nights/3days. First of all let me say, after reading some negative comments here I, as a woman, wasn't sure what to expect. But I am happy we stayed here. I can definitely say that Osman has respect for women and as soon as you hear him talking about his mother or wife...

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1Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Osman is quite a character: he talks almost too much and has no filters, however, he´s a really good man, interesting and reeeeally motivated. His family is very nice. His wife, who deals with the reservations by telephone and whatsapp, is also a really good cook. Osman has his own boat and will take you to see animals in the...

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3Thank Edvard D
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I stayed with Osman from the 21st - 23rd of November. Osman is an incredible guide; he has worked with David Attenborough, and his relentless approach meant that were the only tourists to see pygmy elephants that day. His whole family were really hospitable, serving us enormous quantities of lovely food, and Osman went out of his way to help...

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1Thank tashperros
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to see elephants, this is the place. Of course it is not 100% sure, but Osman has contacts who tells him about their position, so the chances are higher here than other resorts, and we got to be very close to them, which was amazing!! . We also saw an orangutan and several monkeys and hornbills. Osman...

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preston,uk
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I can't comment on Osman's ability as a guide for the kinabantangan as unfortunately we didn't get that far. We had booked to stay for two nights, in particular because of the reviews and David Attenborough links. Our booking was done by text message and we were told to contact Osman once we were in Sandakan. I knew his house...

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1Thank ChinaGed
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing couple of days with Osman and his family. His wife, Yante is a great cook and keeps the house very clean. Osman went out of his way to ensure that we had a great stay. Couldn't recommend highly enough. We saw so much wide life on the boat trips and Osman was very knowledgeable. His humour and personality really...

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1Thank Tommy W
Sydney
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must do in Borneo if you want to see wildlife in the natural environment. We stayed for two nights. We communicated with Yanti by text to organise the visit. I understand that Yanti has email so my advice is to text her first and ask for her email for more fulsome communication. Take drinking water for your...

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4Thank r-and-r09
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

What can we say about Osman in one word? Character. Jokes on the risky side but willing to help you see as much wildlife as you can. Good food great guide and tours. Even though we didn't get to see elephants did his best to get them and spent 4 hours trying. Rooms where good and location was great. Helped...

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Had a fab 2 nights staying here with Osman and his family. Great value for money. Food was yummy & a good variety. Rooms basic but clean and comfy. Saw lots of wildlife & even lucky to see orangutans in the wild! Recommend doing the morning & afternoon boat trips. Osman was informative on the birds & wildlife, also entertaining...

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Address: Kinabatangan river, a few minutes by boat from Sukau village, Sukau, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Kinabatangan District > Sukau
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Osman's Homestay Sukau, Kinabatangan District
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“Join in for as many boat rides as possible - they're so cheap and the more you do, the more chances of spotting something incredible!”
BriennaH, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are basic, clean and have pedestal fans. Shared bathroom and western toilets.”
KarunaAmarnath, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“value for money”
tonim627, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rustic cabin on the river”
Jeffyeffy, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“There is just one room with 3 individual beds or the sofas :)) so, no choice ! This is not the point if you come here !”
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Franckyy, 19 Mar 2014 | Read review
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