Tabin Wildlife Reserve is the ideal getaway for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. It is one of the best kept lowland rainforest of Borneo. Tabin Wildlife Reserve gazetted in 1984, is part of the State Government’s efforts to protect and preserve wildlife. This 120,000 hectares forest reserve is home to various endangered wildlife such as the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Tembadau and exotic birdlife. Accommodation is available in the form of River Lodges and Hill Lodges nestled amidst the wilderness. Amongst the popular things-to-do in Tabin are jungle-trekking, night safari, birdwatching and rainforest education. View Tabin Forest Reserve Wildlife Tour.
Deramakot Forest Reserve is one of Sabah’s BEST wildlife-watching destinations. It has been documented that about 75% of mammals in Sabah can be found within this forest reserve includes the five globally threatened large mammals, namely Orangutan, Borneon Pygmy Elephant, Tembadau (Banteng), Proboscis Monkey and Clouded Leopard. Apart from that, other wildlife such as the Bornean Gibbon, Flying Squirrel, Mouse-Deer, Civets, Binturong, Flying Lemur, Wild Boar and so on can be seen as well. But, you may need some luck as wildlife sighting is not guaranteed, especially the wildlife here is not used to human presence. Besides that, Deramakot Forest Reserve is also an excellent bird-watching site. So, please get your lens ready!
Kawag Forest located in a lowland dipterocarp forest inside the buffer zone II of Danum Valley Conservation Area, it is also part of the Ulu Segama-Malua Forest Reserve. Kawag Forest Area has been identified as a wildlife tourism region under the Sabah Development Corridor. In 2012 and 2013 the State Government regazetted the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve and Malua Forest Reserve to Class 1 Protection Forest Reserve respectively to protect more high conservation value area. The landscape of Kawag Forest consists of steep interconnecting small ridges with narrow top and valley floor.