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Newish Borneo Budget Options

Posted by LJ on 15/12/2011 at 07:09

Thought I'd share some places there are bit new and improved for the budget traveler that I found on my recent visit to Sabah. Apart from Uncle Tans and Mescot these were all not here a few years ago and makes the chances to get slightly off the beaten track independently a little more easier in Sabah.

If you are happy to hire a motorbike Go Go Sabah seems to be popular and the bikes reasonable value to hire and they are in KK.


http://www.facebook.com/tampatdoamanKudat

At the very tip of Borneo, great beach and lots of things to do like surf, bike and relax


http://www.facebook.com/groups/mescot/?ref=ts

Long going community tourism program on the Kinabatanagan river that now has a new jungle camp upstream that i stayed in which was great as there were loads of student groups in the village. Saw a wild orangutan, not as cheap as Uncle tans but if you want your money to go to a community and not a big company the best option.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001327235513

This place is very new and near Poring Hot Springs and I came here after the mountain climb but it would have been good to be here before to give the legs a workout - proper forest right next to the national park, it is a basic camp set up made from bamboo. We did a night trek and saw a western tarsier - brilliant, lots of rivers and watwrfalls to swim in

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Tans-Jungle-camp-Kinabatangan-river/178374295583457

Longest running budget option for river and wildlife cruising - now in a new location upriver from old camp

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g303997-d1181005-Reviews-The_Last_Frontier_Boutique_Resort-Sandakan_Sandakan_District_Sabah.html


Not budget but different and if you can get a bed something very alternative on the river as it is high on a hilltop with great views and when I stayed I didnt even have to go on a boat cruise to see an orangutan - there was one right behind the restaurant - food and the owners are great.

#1 LJ has been a member since 4/1/2011. Posts: 2


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