Kinabatangan River Mid Range Lodge
Ex-Sandakan Our Kinabatangan River Mid Range Lodge stay offers visitors the opportunity to experience Sabah’s longest river and the second longest in the whole of Malaysia. Rising from the eastern Witta Range of Sabah, the Kinabatangan River begins its 350 mile (563km) north-easterly course towards the Sulu Sea. Approximately 20 oxbow lakes form part of the lower regions of the river. Created over time and separated from the main river as erosion and deposits of soil changed the river’s course, oxbow lakes are paradise for bird watchers.
River People, or Orang Sungei, live in small settlements spread out along the river. It’s fascinating to see their self sufficient, peaceful homes fully operational, making a living through fishing the lakes and rivers and farming vegetables on its banks. They use the forests of the Kinabatangan as a source of building material, firewood food and medicine. Early morning and late afternoon rivers cruises are the best way to enjoy the river and encounter wildlife.
We suggest staying along the river for two nights since this provides the opportunity for morning and evening river safaris and day time trekking. However if you are short on time we also arrange day trips, 2Day 1Night and 4Day 3Night stays for our Kinabatangan River Mid Range Lodge.
Situated in the off beaten track of Kampung Bilit, Kinabatangan River Mid Range Lodge offers spacious and comfortable rooms of Myne Resort topped with great service at affordable prices. The chalets are built into a hillside and overlooking the Kinabatangan River, giving its guests an authentic jungle feel and amazing nature views. There are 12 detached chalets and 2 semi detached chalets, all are wooden. The rooms are panelled with wood, has comfortable beds and good quality linen. All of the rooms are air conditioned with a ceiling fan, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, T.V. and a balcony looking out over the river. There is also a lounge bar and a dining area with an extensive deck where you can enjoy the sight of Kinabatangan River.
Itinerary At A Glance
We have 2D1N and 4D3N programs for Kinabatangan River Mid Range Lodge stays, but here’s a sample for 3D2N:
Day 1 – We will arrange your transfer from either Sandakan airport or your accommodation in Sandakan town, to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre to witness the famous conservation work reintroducing the orphaned primates into the wild. Watch documentary video show and then witness the feeding of orphaned orangutans. After, you will be transferred to the Kinabatangan River Mid Range Lodge, Myne Resort in Kampung Bilit, which will take about 2 hours. Upon arrival, check-in, and lunch is served. Rest before going on a jungle walk to visit the Merbau Tree OR Bird Watching Tower. Return to the resort for a coffee/tea break at 1530hrs at the resort, then enjoy a river cruise at 1600hrs to search for wildlife at Kinabatangan River. Head to the resort for dinner.
Day 2 – It’s an early start to the day, with a river cruise at 6AM, to the Oxbow Lakes to spot more wildlife. Returning to the resort, breakfast will be served before a jungle walk to the Merbau Tree and the Birdwatching Tower! Lunch is served when back at the resort followed by a coffee/tea break at 1530hrs before another river cruise at 4pm. After wildlife spotting along the Kinabatangan River, once again, at the resort dinner is served.
Day 3 – Breakfast is served at the resort before your land transfer to the Gomantong Caves. After exploring the cave system, enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant, en-route to either Sandakan airport or to your accommodation in Sandakan town.
Since we offer tailor-made packages, please refer to your personal itinerary prepared by our travel consultants as some walks/ river cruises above may change depending on your tailored trip.
We recommend continuing your wildlife adventure with a trip to Danum Valley after your Kinabatangan River Lodge Premium stay.
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2D1N, 3D2N or 4D3N full board meals, Visits to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Gomantong Caves, Entrance fees, Air-conditioned Chalet Lodge Accommodation with En-suite Bathroom (king/twin room), Return road/boat transfers, English-speaking guide, River cruises 1 morning, 2 late afternoon (3D/2N), 1 morning, 1 late afternoon (2D/1N), 2 morning, 2 late afternoon, 1 night (4D3N) Jungle Walk to Merbau Tree and the Birdwatching Tower. Unlimited Coffee and Tea.
Airfares, Video/Camera entrance fees at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Night Walk, Alcohol and carbonated drinks, Drinking Water, Other items not explicitly stated.
Lightweight clothing long sleeves & long pants/trousers, Binoculars, Leech Socks, Insect repellent, Raincoat or poncho, Good walking shoes, Hat.
Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety. Wildlife cannot be predicated nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural rainforest habitat.