Located in the heart of Sabah, Deramakot Forest Reserve (DRF) is a hidden gem. It has been documented that about 75% of mammals in Sabah can be found within this forest reserve such as Orang Utan, Pygmy Elephants, Tembadau (Banteng), Proboscis Monkey and Clouded Leopard. Looking for a wildlife adventure? A visit to this destination, will surely not disappoint.
Only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles, the Forest Reserve has basic accomodation. Among the activities that you can experience are jungle trekking, morning walk (forest is amazing in the morning), wildlife drive as well as wildlife photography.
This forest generates an annual income of about RM10m-RM15m from its timber. The harvesting is carried out based on “Reduced Impact Logging” concept where only trees that have minimal impact on soil and the surrounding forests will be removed.
Daily flights connect Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. Flight duration is about 1 hour. From Sandakan, drive for 2 hours to reach Telupid and another 3 more hours through oil palm plantation to reach Deramakot lodge.
Kota Kinabalu to Telupid is about 5 hours
Telupid to Deramakot is about 3 hours
Chalet (Belian/Merbau): RM250 per night
Entrance Fee: RM15
Vehicle Fee: RM100
Camera Fee: RM10
Aseh Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd,
Lot No. 25, Second Floor
Block D, Damai Plaza Phase 4
Lorong Pokok Kayu Manis, Luyang
88300 Kota Kinabalu
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