My family are trying to book a hire car in August for our stay at Sepilok. We have a child with special needs and therefore find organised tours very stressful and restricting. Unfortunately, after 3 weeks of trying, I haven't yet managed to secure a car. There don't appear to be any at Sandakan airport.
Has any one managed to hire a car near Sandakan? If so, was it easy enough to get to Sakau and the probiscus monkey sanctuary?