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Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp

Poring, Ranau 89300 Malaysia
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Lupa Masa rainforest camp is a natural hideaway set amongst some of the oldest rainforest on Earth. 3 hours from Sabah state capital Kota Kinabalu it is a short walk from the Poring Hot Springs which is 30 mins off the main Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan highway.Made from local bamboo with power supplied by its own on site hydro-electric generator Lupa Masa is one of the greenest, in all senses, places to visit and stay in Borneo. It is surrounded on two sides by the national park and the third boundary is a crystal clear river and waterfall. Accomodation is in traditional style 'sulaps' in tents on foam mattress. Lupa Masa is a haven for birds, mammals and thousands of weird and wonderful insects including stunning butterflies and fire flies. Seasonally on-site there are blooms of the largest flower in the world - the Rafflesia. The camp offers rainforest trekking, bird watching, village visits or simply the opportunity to relax surrounded by nature.
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Radan S wrote a review Nov 2011
Southampton, United Kingdom3 contributions
It was definitely a highlight of my stay in Borneo! If you cannot stand all these tourists that come to Borneo and would like to experience something like a Legoland (... is everything included? .... and are we gonna see Orang Utans? ... is it guaranteed? ....if it rains, are we gonna get raincoats? .... and have a feeling that when they pay, they should be served and get everything on a silver plate .... ), Lupa Masa is for you! Similarly, if the word 'organized tour' gives you a headache, I would definitely recommend to see Lupa Masa. It is just in the middle of jungle and guys over there are happy to walk with you off-path through the jungle, including a night walk (so see some wildlife) .... that was scary, but enjoyable at the same time. Well, as you see, this is not a
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Date of stay: October 2011
Olga H wrote a review Oct 2011
Missoula, Montana, United States2 contributions4 helpful votes
Off the beaten path but still easily accessible jungle camp with basic amenities, bamboo sleeping shelters, adequately clean bedding, central meeting/eating space, separate (and comfortably distant) squat toilets with solar powered lights along the path. Generator power in the evenings at dinner time. Conditions are primitive, but the guides are good. Jungle treks are suited to client's tastes (we chose long and grueling and wound up at the most spectacular remote jungle waterfall I've ever seen). Food, while almost depressingly limited in variety (white bread, peanut butter, eggs, rice, pasta, baked beans), is at least ample in supply and the guides do ok with limited resources. What makes this place seem somewhat extraordinary is its setting. On the border with
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Date of stay: October 2011
TEH82 wrote a review Jul 2011
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution4 helpful votes
The accommodation at the rainforest camp is really basic as you can imagine. I think that is the way it should be, because this is a real forest camp not a luxurious lodge in a forest. A kind of camp where you can feel the nature and hear its sounds. You sleep in a kind of hammockstyle bed with mosquitonet and a proper roof to protect from rain. All beds are alike. The toilets and showers are basic but really nice and clean with refreshing clean water from the mountains. The kitchen/veranda area has a really nice feel to it, with the forest around and the sounds of the stream below. The food was good. Logically there isn´t a big menu to choose from because of the location/logistics. ;) What I enjoyed was the surrounding forest, the waterfalls and streams and the lack of lots
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Date of stay: June 2011
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