Frequently Asked Questions !
Weather in this region can be sunny, hot and very humid during the day with temperatures in the range of (28℃ – 34℃) followed by very heavy but short rain downpours usually in the afternoon. A raincoat would be very useful and umbrellas are also available in each chalets.
During the jungle trek, wearing a good quality of waterproof hiking boots will be great in all terrains. Adidas Kampung/Rubber Shoe is provided at BRL however sizes are limited and we do not recommend wearing rubber shoe as it is not comfortable for long treks and often do not provide adequate grip.
It is an advantage of having your own guide as you have the flexibility to plan your own activities according to your interest in wildlife or mother nature without the need to wait for other people because of sharing guide.
The risk of coming into contact with Malaria is very slim. Danum Valley is considered to be a low risk area for malaria transmission. However, we advise all our guests to take necessary measures to prevent mosquito bites from dusk to dawn. To minimise the risk of being bitten, it is advisable to wear lightweight or thin long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and use insect repellent on exposed area. It is also advisable to keep your veranda door closed at all times to avoid mosquitoes from entering your room. Rest assured, all rooms are installed with mosquito netting.
This choice depends on each individual preferences as some medication has certain side-effects that affect each individual differently. Therefore, taking preventive medication for this depends on your state of comfort and it is best to consult your doctor should you have any concerns about Malaria Medication.