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Very nice stay at this lodge, everything clean and tidy.
Food was ok (not delicious but really good), full board with coffe breaks.
Rooms are quite big with air condition. Beds are a little bit shorter for me. The huge minus was a bathroom especially...More
Nice setting , friendly staff and adequate accommodation, the weather could not have been helped (we did half of our first river trip in torrential rain) we understand this. However when two parties of 4 guests sharing the same transport from the Lodge the next...More
Enjoyed many river cruises at different times- dawn, day, dusk. Enjoyed the experience and liked the use of solar. Concerned about the advertised lack of air con at night but this was not an issue. Quality of food was good although could have had more...More
Being tucked away so remotely, I was impressed with the Lodge. I'm not sure exactly how much we paid for it because it was part of a package through borneo nature trails. It was basic but nice. On a side note- I found our tour...More
I have been fortunate to have stayed in many similar lodges in other countries (some in more remote locations) and this lodge falls near the bottom.
A short boat ride brings guests to the lodge which consists of about 15 rooms well spaced in pairs...More
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US$175 - US$622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Yes, we are aware of the various advisories. Sadly, the coastal areas and islands around Semporna have seen incidents of cross-border criminal acts. Currently, there is a Maritime Patrol and Surveillance in place at night... More
Yes, we are aware of the various advisories. Sadly, the coastal areas and islands around Semporna have seen incidents of cross-border criminal acts. Currently, there is a Maritime Patrol and Surveillance in place at night for the areas. This relates only to the islands and coast and 5 nautical miles off them as well as sea lanes. This has resulted to better security and hugely boosted confidence. There is no curfew inland and in towns.
On our side, both at Sepilok and lodge, we have had no problems at all. There has also been no incident in Sandakan.
Below is a general note about our place/s:
The recent incident did not happen in Sandakan or anywhere near our place in the Kinabatangan. It occurred in an island (Mabul) off Semporna.
Sabah is a big state.
Semporna is 6 hours by land from Sandakan.
The Kinabatangan is also far from the sea/coast of Lahad Datu or Semporna. It would take 5 hours by boat and road to get from our lodge to Semporna. It would take us 3 hours' non-stop at full speed boat ride to reach the sea.
At all times, our lodge and the rest of the Kinabatangan were free of any incidents. There was no trouble at all. The Kinabatangan remains peaceful.
Visitors who visited the Kinabatangan have also not encountered any incident during their travel and stay.
In addition to the above, please also allow me to explain the steps taken in our area.
Many notable operators in the Kinabatangan came together several years ago to form the KINABATANGAN-CORRIDOR OF LIFE TOURISM OPERATORS ASSOCIATION (KiTA)
We are a member of KiTA.
While the Kinabatangan has been very peaceful, attention to safety and security of tourists has always been an important part of KiTA's agenda.
KiTA is a highly organised grouping of operators. It looks into various aspects including the safety and security of tourists and are constantly in close contact with the Police and other security establishments to ensure a safe Kinabatangan.
Additionally, KiTA also maintains an extensive network involving the various village leaders and villagers to keep safety and security in the area.
When you visit the Kinabatangan, you will be in an area where operators, security departments and local inhabitants are cohesive in efforts to make your stay safe and secure.
I hope the above explanation has helped to address concerns about your visit.