A charming resort tucked in the wilderness of Lower Kinabatangan surrounding the pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forest. An exclusive nature retreat, distance away from the crowded city and the busy ‘tourists’ areas of Sabah! It is recognized internationally as an important wetland area and an attraction for people who find solace in the presence of the wilds and its stunning wildlife.
Abai village is the nearest access to LOWER KINABATANGAN SEGAMA WETLANDS, located 40km or about an hour’s boat ride from Sandakan harbour. It borders the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain, one of the most important wildlife refuge in Malaysia, which over the centuries has evolved 5 distinct habitats: waterlogged and dry forests, saline and freshwater swamps and limestone forests, each contributing towards some of the most diverse concentrations of wildlife in Borneo. The diversity of this area is unimaginable with a record of 1000 plant species, more than 200 bird species, 90 fish species and reptilian and 50 mammal species.
Sabah’s First and Malaysia’s largest Ramsar site in the state of Sabah, comprising three Forest Reserves: Trusan Kinabatangan Forest Reserve, Kulamba Wildlife reserve, and Kuala Maruap and Kuala Segama Forest Reserve.
The site is recognize as an internationally important wetland for its undisturbed ecosystem where a number of rare, endangered and threatened species lives such as Sumatran Rhinoceros, Proboscis Monkey, Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Oriental Darter and Rhinoceros Hornbill.
Surrounded by a secondary forest reserve. It is located within nipah and mangrove vegetation and is safe from flood round the year. Access into the resort is by wooden walkways made from local hardwood called “Belian”. Currently, the resort boasts 4 twin share rooms at its’ Longhouse Cabin which caters for traveler’s on a budget and requiring basic facilities. In addition to this, KWR has 10 spaciously designed Deluxe chalets for guests wanting more privacy, exclusivity and more facilities. All rooms are equipped with fan, private bathroom with hot & cold shower, shampoo, soap and toilet papers. Swimming pool (coming soon), 40” LED TV with selected Astro Channels (Deluxe chalets only), and Free Wifi internet access within restaurant area, Laundry service is available at a fee. The resort has its’ own 24 hours security personnel. 24 hours electricity is supplied by solar panels and a generator. River water is supplied to the resort and undergo water treatment and sand filtered before use. We also practice collecting rainwater for supplement.
Apart from the river cruises, guests can spend more time and are free to enjoy the nature surrounding. Birds, monkeys such as Silvered Langur, Maroon Langur, Hose Langur, and Wild Orang Utan are regularly spotted within the area. Jungle trails via a raised boardwalk are made available for night walks and morning walks.