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Deramakot Forest Reserve

#10 of 30 things to do in Sandakan Features Animals
Deramakot Fmu, Sandakan, Malaysia
6082248000
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Living in a wild life documentary

We organised a tour of Borneo with Adventure Alternative Borneo, (AA Borneo) and what a trip it... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
David G
Incredible Wildlife Experience

Yes, all the other reviews are right on the money. Deramakot is a great place to see the wildlife... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
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Deramakot Fmu, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

We organised a tour of Borneo with Adventure Alternative Borneo, (AA Borneo) and what a trip it was. It felt like a series of separate adventures all linking into one great experience. One of the jewels in this crown was Deramakot Forest Reserve. Here in...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Yes, all the other reviews are right on the money. Deramakot is a great place to see the wildlife of Borneo especially mammals. But, they have great birding opportunities as well. We too booked our tour via AA Borneo. They provided us with a dedicated...More

1  Thank EDH_Traveler
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My review is aiming to give some useful information to the ones planning the trip. So to set the expectations correctly, this is not going to be an emotional text. Deramakot is a good place to see wildlife, the camp is located in the middle...More

2  Thank 851irina
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautiful rainforest with full of wild animals (gibbons, civets,..) The best birthday present was to spot a wild male orangutan there:) Binoculars or long zoom camera are essential.

Thank Anett S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Deramakot -- You know that sense of wonder, intrigue and deep heartfelt dissonance that resonates within the final scene of Jurassic Park, set amongst the welcome center just before the T-Rex and Velociraptors turn it into a tattered relic? As the audience is left with...More

2  Thank Devin1112
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I've now spent two trips (total of 7 nights) at Deramakot Forest Reserve with Adventure Alternative Borneo and their excellent guide and driver. It is my favorite lowland location in Sabah. The mammal opportunities here are superb--orangutans, flying squirrels (we were even fortunate enough to...More

2  Thank Alison V
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A LOONG bumpy drive through oil palm plantations and then jungle brings you to an oasis in the heart of Deramakot Forest Reserve. The large, neatly landscaped forest headquarters offer rooms in clean, comfortable chalets (with A/C, hot and cold water and 24 h power),...More

5  Thank klwtravel
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I had a real pleasant stay here in this remote place in the middle of green wild Jungle. The guesthouses were clean and the food was good. Helpfull staff en great guides who like to show you as much wildlife as possible, I would recommend...More

Thank janco v
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Deramakot forest is by far the best kept secret in Borneo for wild life. We went with Adventure alternative Borneo and had an amazing guide in Mike.Beyond every expectation and I could happily stay there for months. It has everything in the wildlife check list...More

2  Thank Londonspider
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Spent a couple of days and nights doing safaris' with the team from Alternative Adventures Borneo. What can I say apart from "Simply incredible". Up until then we normally holidayed on resorts and this time decided to do something different and so glad we did...More

1  Thank Sandra W
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patsf
How can I book a bus from Sandakan to Telupid and back again, not having much luck online? Thankyou for any help Patsy
26 October 2016|
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Response from Brunei D |
go to sandakan bus stop in town.....and take the bus... or go to the roadside (highway) and the buses will cross. and you can hop in one. around 35Rm
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patsf
How can I book a bus from Sandakan to Telupid and back again, not having much luck online? Thankyou for any help Patsy
26 October 2016|
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Response from voyageduo67 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Patsy, Unfortunatly, we did not take the bus, we came with the guide from Kota Kinabalu to the reserve, but I'm sure you can take the bus. Sorry but I cannot help you more. Dorig
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can anyone compare this to Danum Valley experience? How is it similar and how is it different? If you had to pick one, which would you go for and why?
8 October 2016|
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Response from Brunei D |
Hi, I am a naturalists from Sabah . I have been to both places several times. Both offer you different experiences I cannot PICK one , sorry. Iwill keep this short Danum Valley - Pristine forests and alot of jungle trails... More
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