This is a homestay so the accommodation is basic! It is however a great way to spend time with a local family, experience their culture and relax in the jungle by the river.
Osman is an incredible spotter out on the river and in the jungle. Probably the best wildlife experience I have had so far! Pygmy elephants within hands-reach, wild orangutans, crocodiles, proboscis monkeys and a whole load of other macaque species!
An added bonus on my second night as the pygmy elephants decided to wander through Osman's garden...elephant spotting from your bedroom! I stayed here for 3 days 2 nights and even without running water or electricity on the first night due to broken power lines from a storm, I hope to return sometime soon. I highly recommend using Osman as a guide even if staying at other (high-end) accommodation.
Sadly it does appear that the oil palm plantations are encroaching on this last remaining piece of jungle as well!
- Also Known As:
- Osman's Homestay Sukau, Kinabatangan District