The journey to Mitabang Homestay in Kg. Tulung-Mantob, in Kiulu, district of Tuaran, takes about an hour’s uphill drive, or two hours from Kota Kinabalu city centre. The ride reminded me of a drive up Cameron Highlands – rather exhilarating, I must say.
There are twelve homes participating in this Mitabang Homestay programme, but we only had enough time to visit one. Staying at Mitabang Homestay is quite an experience. As it’s on a hilltop, the air is fresh and the water, cold and refreshing. The people, from the Dusun tribe, are very friendly. I noticed that in Sabah, and not only here at the homestay, everyone has a ready smile. The Sabahans exude warmth.
Homestays may not be suitable for everyone, but Mitabang Homestay is popular for those who would like to enjoy a “back to nature” holiday, without having to forgo the luxuries of modern amenities.
Mitabang Homestay overlooks the Kiulu River, vast green paddy fields and surrounded by undulating mountain ridges. Activities available here include white water rafting, mangrove tour and nature conservation adventure.
For further information and package arrangement, contact:
Ariffin Gadait (Co-ordinator Mitabang Homestay)
Tel: 019-8624585 (mobile), 088268473 (night)
Website: Mitabang Homestay
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