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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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Megs_Again wrote a review Aug 2017
Mackay, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lupa Masa sure doesn't disappoint when you want an authentic jungle experience! I loved my night in the wilderness. The food was good and lying in my tent, listening to the sounds of nature, was amazing.
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Date of stay: March 2017
Anett S wrote a review Aug 2017
Budapest, Hungary18 contributions13 helpful votes
A real jungle experience you will never forget. This place has unique, peaceful atmosphere, and the amazing staff makes it perfect. The food is vegetarian and very delicious, every day freshly cooked. At night you can have a bath in pure water river under the stars. Don't miss the nightwalk, you can find interesting creatures like insects, frogs, snakes in the jungle. Sleeping bag and waterproof shoes and clothes are needed. Definitely wanna go back once.:)
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Date of stay: December 2016
Adam T wrote a review Jul 2017
38 contributions34 helpful votes
A 40 minute walk from the Chinese restaurant opposite Poring Hot Springs leads you slowly into the thick humid jungle. Expect slippery mud, ankle high streams to cross and some slippery-when-wet wooden bridges. Expect to be sharing your basic camp facilities with the local creepy crawlies. Leeches are ever present, and whilst some had been prepared, buying leech socks before coming to Borneo, I found a pair of white football socks hastily bought from KK days earlier surprisingly effective. The staff makes clear the small risk from snakes, spiders and fire ants (the latter of which I can assure you have an itchy bite). Didn't see much wildlife on the night walk beyond what is already around the camp, but it's not as if knows to turn up just for you. The bioluminescent moss and
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Date of stay: July 2017
jjonah2017 wrote a review Apr 2017
Kaohsiung, Taiwan2 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent one night in Lupa Masa. After a rainy hike into the camp, the smiles and friendliness of the camp staff provided a warm welcome, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The hut we stayed in overlooked the river. Our mattress was comfortable and the mosquito net surrounding it allowed for a good night's sleep. The only sounds we heard were the roaring river, the birds and insects. For city dwellers, this was a change of pace that disengaged us from technology and the "busyness" of our life and reconnected us to nature in all its finery. The staff was knowledgeable about the plant and animal life that surround the camp, and were very willing to answer our questions. They spoke English well enough that we could communicate quite well. Although the bathroom
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Date of stay: April 2017
Henry Liou wrote a review Apr 2017
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions3 helpful votes
Our group spent one night at Lupa Masa camp, and it was a really memorable experience. If you are looking for a place to temporarily disconnect yourself from civilization, and to connect with (loads of) wildlife and nature, Lupa Masa camp is the place for you! The camp is in the middle of the rainforest, everything is truly back to basics. (toilets to be flushed with a bucket, bucket shower, electricity available only in the evening). My wife and I stayed in a chalet, which had windows to keep the room ventilated. We were surprised with how chilly it got in the middle of the night. There was also a mosquito net over our bed, which was nice. We both slept very well in our chalet, maybe because we were tired from the hike. When we are not strolling around the camp enjoying
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Date of stay: April 2017
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