Our next destination was the remote Tabin Wildlife Resort. Despite being tucked away deep within the forest, the resort offers guests many modern comforts. Opportunities for guided jungle treks abound here and night safaris equipped with drivers and spotters were on offer each evening. Guests are also taken to a "mud volcano" where you can apply your own face mask and to the Lipad waterfall for a refreshing plunge. After all that trekking, one can enjoy a foot-soak and mud mask right on site at the lodge's very own "jungle spa".
Being amongst wild orangutans on the island of Borneo has long been a dream of ours and Natural World Safaris facilitated turning that dream into a reality. After doing a fair amount of research and due diligence, it became clear that NWS is an industry leader and would serve us well in making our dream come true.
With the assistance of our excellent Destination Specialist, Mike Gurrey, we quickly settled on an 11 day excursion dubbed Borneo: Jungles, Rivers & Orangutans. Upon arrival at Sandakan Airport in the Malaysian state of Sabah, we were promptly collected for our transfer to the first resort we would be staying at.