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Hidden among a veritable treasure trove of exotic foliage, towering trees and gorgeous orchids, you will find the 23 comfortable timber bungalows of the Sepilok Nature Resort scattered around a serene lake. The resort is within walking distance of the world-famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest  Reserve, home of the last wild Orang-Utans of Northern Borneo. Combining traditional style with contemporary comfort, Sepilok Nature Resort is the ideal starting point for exploring Sabah’s wildlife and fauna of the Kinabatangan River and surrounding Sukau area.

Set in a setting of manicured lawns and rolling hills, the fully air-conditioned twin bed chalets feature private bathrooms with hot and cold running water and verandahs with beautiful lake or jungle views. The rooms also have ceiling fans, television, toiletries and towels. The tour information desk, bar, souvenir shop, internet station and restaurant are all integrated in the resort’s main building built in Malaysian traditional style overlooking the green curtain of the lowland  tropical rainforest canopy.

You can enjoy a sumptuous meal cooked by the resort’s chef with a fusion of local and western cuisines. Meals are served in the central building under covered terraces overlooking the lake and virgin  rainforest with the sounds of the night jungle as your entertainment.

The Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Center is where you can see young captive or abandoned Orang-Utans who are being helped by the highly trained staff to be re-introduced to the wild. There’s also a Sumatran rhino breeding program in progress. The resort staff will organize birding, trekking and river trips to the Sepilok Forest Reserve. You may also explore the fauna rich Sukau area along the Kinabatangan river to see families of proboscis monkeys in the jungle and Turtle Island north of Sandakan. Night walks into the jungle can also be organized with the lodge’s rangers.