Deramakot Forest Reserve
Deramakot is a wildlife enthusiast's dream. It is the perfect example of sustainable forest management and wildlife protection and conservation. Rare and endangered animals are thriving here with regular sightings of some of the most elusive creatures. Animals found at Deramakot include the Sunda Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Marbled Cat, Orangutans, Maroon langurs, Bornean Gibbon, Pygmy Elephants, Colugos, Sun Bears, Flying squirrels, Civet Cats, White Collared Mongoose, and a great variety of beautiful birds.
With a total of 7 hours drive time per full day, you can either choose to split the time into a morning, afternoon and night drive or some people choose to use all 7 hours at night looking for the elusive nocturnal mammals. We can adjust to suit your preferences.
Between drives will be spent at your own leisure. You may want to explore the grounds and the surrounding jungle trails which offer some great Orangutan and Gibbon sightings as well as an array of birds.
Deramakot accommodation is clean and comfortable with attached bathrooms. 4 rooms per chalet with double and twin rooms are available. AAB provide your own in house cook and will adapt the menu for any dietary requirements you may have.
Meet our Deramakot driver at 77 cafe & restaurant in Telupid town. Arrive for approximately 12pm so you can have lunch (at your own expense) before departing for Deramakot Forest Reserve. You will leave Telupid at 2pm at the latest and transfer 2 - 3 hours using 4wd to the centre.
You will be briefed as to what time your 4wd safari will start. This can depend on weather conditions, animal behaviour and latest sightings. Your Safari will last 2 hours. (D)
Today will involve 3 4wd Safaris; morning, late afternoon and evening searching for the best wildlife in Sabah. Again, your guide will advise you on the times. Between safari’s either relax at the field centre or take some shorts walks around the area. Many birds can be heard and spotted from your Deramakot accommodation. (B, L & D)
Enjoy one last walk around the area before breakfast. After breakfast depart for Telupid town for your onward travel.
*NB: We can accommodate for as many nights stay as possible. Each full day will be a repeat of 'day 2'.