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Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp

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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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troutbek101 wrote a review Jun 2018
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia26 contributions20 helpful votes
I love visiting this place and will definitely come back again. There have been plenty of improvements since our last visit, the river chalets are particularly nice, but they have still retained the awesome jungle vibe. I really think that the primary forest around Lupa Masa is some of the best and most easily accessible in the whole of Sabah and I could easily spend a few days just relaxing by the river and enjoying the waterfalls nearby to soak up the pristine environment. Also, this must be one of the best places in Borneo for night walks with plenty of iconic species to see close to the camp.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Media T, Creative Content & Social Media Marketing Executive at Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Hi troutbek101, Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your trip here at Lupa Masa Jungle Camp. Thank you for sharing your experience of your stay in Lupa Masa Jungle Camp. It was our pleasure to create the comfortable stay for our guest while retaining the jungle vibe. We hope to see you again for your next holiday trip here in Sabah Borneo! :)
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Doesje F wrote a review Jan 2018
Vught, The Netherlands1 contribution3 helpful votes
Despite All the great reviews, our experience was bad and we left after one night. The location is great, but everything looks very rundown. We didn’t expect Any luxury at All, but it felt the whole place wasn’t used/serviced for a long time. The food was very poor (plain noodles for breakfast). And considering we paid 250 ringgit for one night for the chalet we would have expected more. The two boys were kind, but didn’t have a clue What hospitality means (eg just offer Some tea or so). They told us the meals were vegetarian but served Canned fish for dinner. The ‘toilets’ were very dirty. It was not worth the star the lonely planet gives the place, at least not in its current condition. We hope the Owner can turn this Nice location into An excellent spot again. It definitely
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Piff66 wrote a review Jan 2018
Thousand Oaks, California29 contributions12 helpful votes
I don't get all of these 5 star reviews. I can rough it with the best of them, but we paid $60 night for a "chalet" (wood shack) and a plate of fried noodles. Tom, If you are going to provide camping style accommodations, then charge a price that matches. Compare this to the beautiful long houses with a private bath at Tempat Do Aman in Kudat for half the price, and you'll see what I mean. Some suggestions for you: Sweep out the chalets on occasion and shake out the mosquito nets so there isn't debris constantly falling on the beds. Throw out the collection of trash and plastic bottles that accumulate in the chalets. Repair some of the broken furniture and "stuff" laying around collecting dust. Serve some vegetables! And for the love of pete, put some soap at the sinks near the
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Date of stay: January 2018
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jwdmeow wrote a review Dec 2017
Boston, MA8 contributions2 helpful votes
It was an hour hike in the heat of the day, through crazy mud, to get to the camp. The camp was nice and rustic, there was a beautiful mountain stream (nothing has ever felt better after a hot hike!) and the two teens who were staying there with me cooked great food, however, the area was COVERED with fire ants. We had a night walk after dinner, and we had to keep sprinting down the path to avoid the ants, and crashing through the jungle was not conducive to seeing anything under than some katydids and what looked like a cave centipede. And I had to jump a trail of fire ants to get to my room. Also, the mosquito net in my room was more like cheesecloth.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Ronald E wrote a review Dec 2017
Canberra, Australia19 contributions7 helpful votes
For an amazing adventure in the jungle away from the materialistic cities, this is the place! First of all you have to hike 2 km with just a day pack as part of the adventure. We were met in Poring by two of the best, Didi and Dido who led us astray! What an experience. They looked after us as if we were family. The setting is pristine, idyllic and basic. After dinner (which was tasty and plentiful) they entertained us with music and song. We were comfortably housed in a tent with great back support and went to sleep listening to the sounds of the forest and the roar of the river. Simply a treat. Our hikes in and out were fun and the boys organised our way back to "civilisation". Highly recommended for those with an adventurous spirit!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Response from Media T, Creative Content & Social Media Marketing Executive at Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Hello Ron E, Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad to know that our camp staff was there to give you the most memorable trip here in Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp. Thank you! We hope to see you again for your next stay here in Lupa Masa Rainforest Camp.
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MalaysiaSabahRanauPoring
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