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#3 of 9 Speciality lodging in Lahad Datu
Kawag Nature Lodge (KNL) is the perfect jungle escapade for travellers seeking to unwind in nature’s warm and loving embrace in Sabah. Located in Kawag Forest, a Class 1 Protection Forest Reserve area, it is only 80 minutes drive away from Lahad Datu town. The lodge is surrounded by lush forest, Bornean wildlife, network of streams and rivers and literally sits on the oldest geological formation of crystalline basement, approximately 200 million years old. Our activities will get you closer to this amazing natural environment. We have river tubing, picnic by the the waterfall, fish spa, jungle trekking and night drive to spot nocturnal wildlife. KNL is equipped with basic hotel facilities and amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable in the wilderness. The lodge restaurant serves local delicacies, has a 24-hour electricity, clean and cosy rooms with air-conditioner and fan, and hot water for showers.
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Free internet
Bicycle tours
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Malay


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Block 4, Ground Floor, MDLD 3286/3287, Lahad Datu 91112 Malaysia
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fadzilah haris wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
so beautiful place great activities many plant many animals friendly staf Among the interesting activities is the activity of tubing through the very clean river, at the same time be able to see trees And wild animalsry it feel yourself
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Annika D wrote a review Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia24 contributions11 helpful votes
We had an amazing 4D3N stay at the lodge and we booked through Borneo Refugia Adventure. At first we were unsure how the surroundings would be as it is not primary forest in Kawag, but that did not matter at all! Animals know no boundaries and you have chances of seeing everything here. We were super lucky and had some amazing wildlife encounters. Much thanks to our superb guide Donny who did everything to make our walks as good as possible with many good sightings. As it is with nature and wildlife you still have to be in the right place at the right time, we were. During our stay we saw lots of wildlife such as; a herd of about 30 pygmy elephants, 4 orang-utans (at different times/days), long-tailed macaques, monitor lizards and lots of birds such as hornbills, pitta, eagles
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Date of stay: November 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from HafeonaJ, Sales and Marketing Officer at Kawag Nature Lodge
Responded 16 Dec 2018
Dear Ms Annika, We are delighted to know that you had an amazing experience during your stay with us. We appreciate your time in sharing your experiences and rated us 5 stars in our services, value and location. We are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future. With kind regards, The Management Teams Borneo Refugia Adventure Sdn Bhd
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Gerald D wrote a review Dec 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona187 contributions127 helpful votes
Traveling in Borneo is different from many places frequently traveled. The purpose of the trip is to view the unique wildlife. The accommodations are spartan and far different than other well-frequented tourist places. Please keep that in mind, regarding personal accommodations, and the trips purpose. You are here to see the pygmy elephants, and that is the focus. The rooms in the lodge are clean, a queen size bed was present, the conditioning worked, and the bathroom was fine. Dinner was served and was fine, simple, and well-prepared. The accommodations paled to the drive in the open bed of the truck to find the pygmy elephants, which we did as well as some hornbills, and even a wild orangutan.
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Date of stay: November 2018
2 Helpful votes
SGTeochewNan wrote a review Aug 2018
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed our 2 nights' stay at the Kawag Rainforest Lodge which has basic amenities but its room was clean and comfortable, not to mention it's surrounded by the vast peaceful greenery of the Borneo rainforest. Our unforgettable experience was taking the jeep for the night ride through the forest in search of nocturnal animals. The friendly trained guide from Borneo Refugia tour operator was able to spot even the slightest movement of such animals in pitch darkness, to the delight of everyone on the jeep.
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Date of stay: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hafeona J, Sales and Marketing Officer at Kawag Nature Lodge
Responded 4 Sep 2018
Greetings from Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge! Thank you for your review. It's good that you have a great moment at Kawag.
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Petra wrote a review Jul 2018
Queenstown, New Zealand23 contributions25 helpful votes
Overall the stay was enjoyed by our party very much. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food at every meal was excellent and they even made special chilli sauce so we could make it spicier. The activities during the day were well planned out but the guides were flexible if you wanted to do something different. On all the walks we did there were leeches but if you keep all your clothes tucked in you shouldn’t get a leech biting you. The only disappointing thing about our stay is they we did not see as much wildlife as we had hoped to have seen but that cannot be blamed on the lodge itself. Overall the stay was very nice.
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Date of stay: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hafeona J, Sales and Marketing Officer at Kawag Nature Lodge
Responded 12 Aug 2018
Hi Petras. Thank you for your review. We are glad that you have been served well by our friendly staff.We hope that your positive review will encourage more peoples to visit us. Have a nice day!
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US$343 - US$355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge
MalaysiaSabahLahad Datu
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