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Uncle Tan Jungle Lodge

Back to basics

Photo of Uncle Tan Jungle Lodge , Kinabatangan River. , Kinabatangan River

What we say: 4 stars

This back-to-basics lodge has a loyal following from the gap year crowd. Accommodation is mattresses on the floor of doorless wooden huts and the showers are buckets in the middle of the jungle, but the rustic living conditions are half the fun of staying here. The guides are as good at socialising as they are at spotting animals – expect soccer games in the jungle and acoustic jam sessions after the buffet-style dinners. Bring extra cash for beer and the fishing trip – whatever you catch will be cooked up for dinner. Tours depart around 13:00 from Uncle Tan's B&B in Sepilok on the road to the orangutan centre. You can spend the night before your jungle tour here for 48 ringgit in the fan dorm or 100 ringgit in an air-con double room including all meals. (We visited this lodge in person.)

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    Kinabatangan River.  T: (89) 535 784, (89) 531 639 
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    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Superior - Double 420 ringgit 420 ringgit Shared room 2 night/3 day package
    Standard - Double 320 ringgit 320 ringgit Shared room 1 night/2 day package

    Added to Travelfish on: 25th February, 2013
    Last visited or updated on: 25th February, 2013

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    Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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