Sepilok Nature Resort


Sepilok Nature Resort (deck) Hidden in a garden of tropical plants, grasses, huge trees and spectacular orchids in bloom, the quaint bungalows of the Sepilok Nature Resort are within walking distance of the world-famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, precious home of the last wild orangutans of Northern Borneo.

Combining rich traditional style with contemporary luxury, Sepilok Nature Resort is the ideal starting point for many wildlife areas in Sabah, such as the fauna rich Kinabatangan River and the surrounding Sukau area.

Dining at Sepilok combines sumptuous meals with a view of the lake and the beautiful rainforest as the backdrop. During dinner you’ll be serenaded with sounds of nocturnal creatures and insects.

The resort grounds offer an amazing array of tropical plants and grasses and a collection of more than one hundred and fifty different Asian orchid species. Front office, tour information desk and restaurant are all integrated in the resort main building built with charming traditional wooden interior reflecting a truly tranquil setting.


Sepilok Nature Resort has 23 fully air-conditioned twin bed chalets nestled into the gardens. Each features beautiful lake or jungle view verandahs, ceiling fan, coffee and tea making facilities and private bathrooms with hot water.

Surrounded by nature, it is not uncommon to wake up with an orangutan or macaque sitting on your verandah.


The biggest attraction of a visit to the Sepilok lowland tropical forest is the orangutans. While you are looking for them in the jungle you will be able to hear the hypnotic, cicada-like song of the tree frogs, the booming, cackling call of the great hornbill, the soft rustling of the dead leaves on the forest floor at the passing of a bronze skink. You may see the metallic shine of spider eyes or a dead brown little branch will start walking with the hesitant steps of the stick insect, or even the bright green leaf buds on a low shrub will suddenly take the coiled shape of the pit viper posing for photos.

The Orangutan Rehabilitation Center (where young captive or abandoned Orang Utans are being helped to re-adjust to a life in the wild, and where a Sumatran rhino breeding program is in progress) and the actual Sepilok Forest Reserve are just a few minutes' walk away from the resort and may be explored in the company of a naturalist guide from the Rehabilitation Center.

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