Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort
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After feedback on accommodation in Sepilok and Sukau

by Tashanti

Has anyone stayed at Sepilok Jungle Edge Resort? and /or Sukau Barefoot lodge?
They have most good reveiws but would like further clarification.

We are also looking at doing a tour in/around kinbatangan river - most likely will do it with Sukau barefoot lodge if we book with them......but are there any other similiar tours that offer more opportunities to see the wildlife?


Re: After feedback on accommodation in Sepilok and Sukau

by din2x

Well, if you really want the opportunities to see the wildlife here in Malaysia, another option (other than being a tourist), you can be a volunteer on Ecotourism project or Conservation Project. There are alot of website that give information on how to be a volunteer.

I dont know if I can post it here, but because you wanted the real opportunity to get close to our wildlife, you maybe can go to where they wanted a volunteer at Kinabatangan River. The good thing is, you dont have to pay for the packages, or travel agent and so on, but you have to volunteer doing some work.

If this post is inappropriate, please report.

Re: After feedback on accommodation in Sepilok and Sukau

by carteki

We stayed at the sepilok forest edge resort in January. It was an amazing trip and even through I suspect that it was probably one of the most expensive places to stay in the river, I would go back again. The resort is surrounded by the rainforest on all sides. The rooms don't have airconditioning, but they do have fans. All your meals (western cuisine) are included in the price and 3(?) boat rides down the river with a guide who is extremely knowledgable. We saw 3 orang utangs and tons of probiscus monkeys thanks to him. He is also able to imitate the calls of the animals and managed to "lure" a giant kingfisher out for us to see it. The night "drive" is RM50 per person, but well worth it.
My only warning is be clear what you are paying for (and get it in writing if possible). We thought we were paying for 2 nights accommodation (1 on the river and another in Sepilok) and transfers to and from Sandakan. It turned out the night in Sepilok was not included and only after vigorous argument was the transfer back to Sandakan included.
You can see stories and pic's from my trip here:

Travel Tips for Sandakan


by balhannah

While at the Water village we notice somebody way out in the water with a fishing net. This is the way he was catching fish.
We were shown what he had caught, and were very surprised at the size of the Fish, as at home, we would have to throw them back into the Ocean because they were too small to keep!

Packing List for Visiting Gomantong Cave

by janiebaxter

Try not to have too much to carry as the walkway is slippery and you need your balance. Wellington boots or boots that protect your feet from the slimy poo on the floor.
A hat to cover your head. Water drops from the roof and it's not pleasant clean water.
Gloves to protect your hands - you don't want to touch any cockroaches or poisonous millipedes by mistake.
Tuck trousers into boots so they don't touch the ground and so nothing can crawl up inside your trouser leg.
Spectacles to protect your eyes in case you look up and the contaminated water drips into your eyes.
Scarf to cover your nose to lessen the smell.
Waterproof jacket. It is worth paying the fee to take the camera in and take photos of all the creepy crawlies along the walls. A torch is useful as it is dark in places.
Don't leave any flesh uncovered in case something lands on you or crawls on you, or in case you slip on the walkway.

Watching crocodiles within few metre distance.

by Miles5

In this crocodile farm, you can also see some big weird fish, koi fish, and 1000 crocodiles with their own stories.

everyday, around 11am and 4pm, there will be a presentation whereby the staff there will be dancing with the lazy crocodiles.

The farm is just located along Labuk road.

best times to see the orangutans

by zrim

The orangutans come out of the jungle to feeding station at the rehabiliation center twice a day. the first is in the morning and one must elbow tour bus tourists to get the best vantage point for seeing the orangs. It is much more pleasant at the afternoon feeding--usually there are only a handful of hard-core orangutan fanatics on hand. With the smaller crowds, the orangutans are more likely to venture onto the viewing platforms for an upclose and personal visit. One time an orangutan came up and sat down right next to me only inches away--a thrill of a lifetime.

Sepilok: Walking through the jungle

by Pieter11

The Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre is based in a 43 square kilometres area of jungle. The area have been protected ever since the State of Sabah got its independancy in 1963. In the beginning it was only an area meant to protect the animals that lived in it. Later the emphasis was put on the rehabilitation of animals in the area.

If you pass the entrance you will enter a long wooden path through the park. From here you can see the area at its best. The area is very beautiful, with lots of enormous trees that reach higher then 40 metres. Because the area is very humid you will also see lots of little streams in the park as soon as you enter it. Because of this humidity it is wise to wear as thin clothes as possible, because even waiting for the animals and doing nothing will make you sweat. But also remember not to wear shorts because the mosquitos in the jungle will eat you alive.

After following the path for 10 minutes you will end up at the large platform in the middle of the jungle. Here you will see the Orang Utans when they have there feeding time. Make sure you get your place at front!


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 Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

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Address: Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok, Mile 14, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia