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Jalan Bukit Garam, Kota Kinabatangan 90200 Malaysia
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#1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Kota Kinabatangan
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Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp (TBJC) located in Kinabatangan Borneo Malaysia. To be precise, TBJC were consider as a hidden pearl in the island of borneo itself as its located in a very isolated place in the middle of rainforest in borneo. Far from villages and also any other lodges in Kinabatangan, which will bring you to experience the authentic experience of being in the borneo rainforest and the majestic kinabatangan river itself. Was owned and run totally by the local people itself so called the river man tribe, TBJC is just a small company with big dream,passion and enthusiasm in eco tourism industry in Borneo Malaysia. By just not thinking about making profit only, TBJC take part in doing the conservation programe engaging with the local community so call the rainforest carbon of set project (tree planting) in Kinabatangan area. Some of the visitor money will be used to invest back to the conservation programme. Want to know and see more? Kindly made a booking to us.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Shared bathroom
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24-hour front desk
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Jalan Bukit Garam, Kota Kinabatangan 90200 Malaysia
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Imogen P wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions
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The 4 of us (me, my husband, his mother and sister) are just back from our 3D2N jungle adventure at Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp. We had an amazing experience and would definitely recommend to others! The whole experience was well-organised and planned out, communication with Afiq beforehand was easy. My mother-in-law was worried about what the conditions would be like but she was pleasantly surprised! We were the only guests at the camp so we got 2 private rooms between us. These are indoor with twin beds and mosquito net windows. The (flushing) toilet and shower facilities were basic but very clean and the hammocks were particularly nice to hang around in during the day. The camp is in an isolated location on an oxbow lake off the main river. This is where we made most of our sightings as it was more secluded. But even when we were on the main river, we didn’t see any other tourists, only a few local fisherman. We managed to see two wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys, silver langurs, long-tail and pig-tail macaques, various birds (including rhinoceros hornbill and kingfishers), civet cats, monitor lizards… We also saw a baby crocodile but unfortunately no bigger ones, although they were certainly all around. We saw where they had been lying on the bank, saw their eyes glowing in the water at night and even heard them fighting! Afiq is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. We had some good conversations with him about the wildlife, rainforest and their conservation efforts. We were also joined by Captain Malik who was also a really good spotter, Mr Ansar who joined us on the night walk to hold the mosquito incense repellent stick (in flip flops!) and the chef who served up lovely food throughout the day (we had 2 vegetarians). A couple of good things to bring: - Towels - not provided. Thankfully we’d brought a couple with us do we could share. - A book/something to do during the day. There were no activities during the hottest part of the day so we ended up chilling in the hammocks (the “hangout” area). No internet/Wi-Fi! - Torches - useful for going to the loo after the generator is switched off at 10pm, and for the night walk in particular
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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lissywyn wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
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My boyfriend and I stayed for the 2 nights 3 days trip. We had the best time here and couldn't recommend it more. From the moment we were picked up from our hotel in Sepilok we were seamlessly looked after by all the amazing staff. The journey there consisted of a private mini bus, followed by two boat trips with a short walk between them through the jungle. Our accomodation in one of the private rooms was basic, and most of our free time was spent relaxing on the hammocks or sitting on the balcony dining area watching the river and looking for wildlife. You're totally disconnected from the outside world here with no phone signal or WiFi (which is so rare!). Trips through the jungle by foot, or down the river by boat happen at day and night, and are so well thought out. The guides were so good at what they do, and it was such a luxury to have such well informed people show us around. We spotted so many different animals and learnt so much about the rainforest. It's also amazing value for money! Food was plentiful and there was unlimited tea and filtered water available. If you're after the luxury of a hot shower, electricity and AC/fans this is not for you. But I must say that I was hesitant about the basic nature of this camp before I went, but it was completely forgotten about while I was there, as it was overshadowed by the incredible experience of being at the heart of the rainforest.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wingeliba wrote a review Mar 2020
Oslo, Norway51 contributions48 helpful votes
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We stayed for 3 days 2 nights. A wonderful wildlife experience. Guides competent and friendly. Mr Jay was always offering in depth explanations about everything we saw. We saw more than 30 different species. No other tourists anywhere near. We knew we were in for a simple isolated jungle camp. The mattresses were too thin. The food very basic but ok. Some more fruit would have been appreciated. Sorry to see rubbish in the lake. Should have done some plastic-picking on the cruises, but thought about it too late. This place is ok if you are prepared to roughing it for a couple of nights.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Savannah K wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada11 contributions4 helpful votes
We took the 3 day-2 night tour at Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp and had an amazing time! The guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and catered to all of our needs, and had a great eye for catching animals hiding in the jungle. This camp is remote, so there were animals everywhere, and our guides were more than willing to stop the boats or walks for as long as we wanted if we saw something that we wanted to watch for a bit longer. The pace of the tour was also well planned, with the perfect balance of rest and activity touring the area, as well as well timed meals. Thank you to Afiq, Jai, Mr. Mongee, and the rest of the team who made our experience so memorable!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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TortoiseStPaul wrote a review Jan 2020
St. Paul18 contributions23 helpful votes
We did the 3-day 2-night tour and it was amazing! We were picked up at our previous camp, Sukau Greenview, and were able to visit Gomantong Cave on our way as well as stop at a market to pick up beers and sodas (none available at camp). At the first dock, due to low water levels on the river, we had to pare down our belongings and leave a suitcase behind (secure location) for a short boat ride then a 750 m walk (wheelbarrow for the luggage) to a second dock then a 10-minute boat ride to the camp. A cooler with ice was provided for our beverages. We were the only people there! During our stay we did early morning, afternoon and evening cruises on the lake or river, and afternoon and evening rainforest hikes. We saw a lot of monkeys including a mother orangutan & baby our guide spotted in the fig trees close to camp. Both evenings we saw a jungle cat. We also saw a crocodile on the river, and a lot of gorgeous birds, including hornbills and a brown owl. The food was incredible - substantial quantities of really delicious local dishes (rice, vegetables, main dishes with chicken, fresh fruit, etc.). It is a rustic camp with some short steep hikes up the riverbank from the boat and stairs into the camp. It was really hot when we were there and there is only electricity for a short window in the evening so no fan during the night. However the remote location with lots of wildlife, the talented guide and the incredible food made for a really amazing stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Bibi wrote a review Dec 2019
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We had a fantastic 3 day, 2 nights stay here. The camp is basic, yes - but that’s why we came here. Back to the basics with full focus on wildlife. No other camp is near and it is build in the middle of nowhere, with the big plus that we were lucky to have Owls and big monitor lizards visiting the camp and monkeys jumping in the trees opposite the camp. You have plenty of activities included as morning, afternoon and night drives and jungle walks. It was pouring every single time while we were there (they don’t call it a rainforest for nothing) but the team (our guide Joey and the boats men who was an excellent wildlife spotter himself) is committed no matter what and made it a fun activity every single time. To name a few of what we managed to see: Orang-Utan, Proboscis Monkey, Long tail Macaques (Mafia of the Jungle...still cute ;)), different hornbills and king fishers and plenty of fun insects during the night walk. Last but not least the full staff is great (we loooved the food and were addicted to the tea) and we had the most fun game of UNO with the team when it was only me and my boyfriend as guests in the camp left. So, if you are a camper and adventurer at heart - come here.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sofie W wrote a review Oct 2019
Kalmthout, Belgium25 contributions4 helpful votes
We had amazing stay in Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp! Everything was very well organised. When booking, Afiq replied very quicky to all our questions. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by our guide Joey and the rest of the crew (boatman and cook). Very tasteful food and tea, coffee and cookies all day long. Comfy and clean room. Nice lounge area with hammocks. Nice to be cut off from the 'modern' world for a couple of days. Wish we could have stayed longer. We even had the jungle camp all to ourselves for 2 out of 3 days! Nice river cruises and jungle walks. We got to see the orang otangs on our last day and were very exited. Also saw a lot of birds, crocodiles, proboscis monkeys, wild pig, ... Don't hesitate staying here! You won't regret it!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Ross R wrote a review Aug 2019
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We spent 3 days and 2 nights at Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a real jungle experience. Everything was really well organised. All the staff went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our trip. Our guide Joey was extremely passionate and knowledgeable. The food was very tasty and all the logistics went very smoothly. We saw an abundance of birds, monkeys, Crocodiles and two Orangutangs. Overall, very happy with our trip.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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647bridger wrote a review Aug 2019
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
Staying at the Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp up the Kinabatagan River was the highlight of our 3 weeks holiday in Borneo. Awesome visit for 3 of us from New Zealand for 3 days 2 nights. Simple accommodation kept impeccably clean & your every need catered for. The crew (guide, cooks & boatmen) went to a great deal of effort to ensure everything was just right for us & were caring & warm people. Professional in how they each operated within their role. The guide Joey was exceptional & had amazing knowledge & passion for the Kinabatagan area, the wildlife and conservation. He passed on information above & beyond what we would expect of a guide and was always ready to talk to us about what we saw. One morning we were woken 5.30am to view the male orangutan that had ventured near camp and was dropping forest branches on the toilet block. We were ecstatic! Had 4 different sighting of orangutan in the wild here at varying spots. Not sure that always happens. We were really lucky! Joey was just outstanding at picking up the signs that indicated wildlife was near and investigated this to show us. The Riverboat cruises were fantastic & the jungle treks especially the night ones were exceptional. Amazing 3 days here. Highly recommend if you want an authentic Borneo wildlife/jungle experience!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Susan wrote a review Jul 2019
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Thank you Afiq and friends for a memorable stay at Tanjung Bulat Jungle camp. The jungle camp is off the beaten track, we loved that we didn’t see a single other tourist. Accommodation is basic but all that you need, and very clean. Food was excellent and plentiful, freshly prepared for each meal, drinking water available 24h. Our guide Afiq was super nice and very knowledgeable about the wildlife. We were lucky enough to have a mother and baby orangutan feeding and swinging in the trees behind the camp. We highly recommend Afiq and his jungle camp!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp?
Nearby attractions include Sandakan Heritage Museum (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tanjung Bulat Jungle Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.