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Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Danum Valley is renowned for its diverse plant and animal life making Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge the ideal location for a Borneo Safari.

Extremely rare and endangered species are known to roam the jungle. Pygmy Elephant, Bornean Gibbon, Leaf Monkey and Clouded Leopard have all been spotted before. Orang utans and proboscis monkeys, both found only in Borneo, also roam freely and are often seen in the wild jungle of Danum Valley.

We offer stays at Borneo Rainforest Lodge for high end accommodation and Danum Valley Field Centre for basic accommodation.

Resort Highlights

  • Eco Tourism at Borneo Rainforest Lodge
  • Safaris, Night Walks & 4 Wheel Drives
  • Danum River & Waterfalls
  • Canopy Walkway & Cofin Cliff
  • A Birders Paradise

Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Ex Lahad Datu: Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge is built on the banks of the Danum river, hidden deep in Danum Valley where it provides environmentally friendly rustic, international standard accommodation. Limited to a maximum of 60 people, Borneo Rainforest Lodge delivers individual and unique jungle experiences.

Danum Valley holds a unique status in the sense that before it became a conservation area there were no human settlements within the area, meaning that hunting, logging and other human interference was non existent making the area very unique. It is managed by Yayasan Sabah for conservation, research, education, and habitat restoration training purposes.

Danum Valley Safari - Pygmy Elephant

The jungle around Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge is also an ornithologist’s paradise. Over 275 species of bird have been recored here, contributing to Danum Valley’s reputation as being the best place for experiencing Borneo wildlife. It is therefore no surprise that birdwatching is a popular activity at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. The lodge employ resident nature guides with in-depth knowledge.

The lowland tropical rainforest is home to many birds and mammals. It is the only place where the enigmatic spectacled flowerpecker has been recorded. Bornean orangutans, Müller’s Bornean gibbons, and other primates, including Horsfield’s tarsier, as well as deer, wild cats and the rare Bornean pygmy elephant may be seen

The rich insect fauna has been one of the main areas of research in which the Danum Valley Field Centre has been active, and the land snail fauna is also considered one of the richest in the world, with at least 61 species recorded from a 1-km-plot.

Flora is primarily that of the Borneo lowland rain forest habitat, with dipterocarp trees predominating.

In places the forest canopy reaches a height of over 70 meters The valley is home to over 15,000 plant species, though 94% of the plants belong to the dipterocarp genus. Other flora seen in the valley are pitcher plants. The valley is bowl-shaped, with a maximum land height of 1093m.

Other activities available whilst at the Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge include the ever popular canopy walkways. Perched high above the jungle floor visitors have the opportunity to experience jungle life from the top down. Jungle walks, including night walks, bring visitors closer to the sights and sounds of the jungle. Don’t be fooled into thinking the jungle is quiet, it can be as noisy as a busy city with the different critters trying to outdo each other for attention.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At all times you are in safe hands. We take our responsibility as a travel agent very seriously and have a number of verifications in place to ensure that we are offering quality locations to our clients and describing them honestly.

Suggested Flights

Our suggested flights below meet the scheduled transfers from Lahad Datu to Borneo Rainforest Lodge & return which are included in your package. If you are booked on another flight then we will need to arrange an un-scheduled transfer where a surcharge of MYR 55.00 per person is applied.

Kota Kinabalu Lahad Datu MASwings MH3010 0610 hrs 0705 hrs
Lahad Datu Kota Kinabalu MASwings MH3023 1730 hrs 1825 hrs

Note: Only Malaysia Airlines (MAS) fly to Lahad Datu. Travelling from Kuala Lumpur requires a transit in KK, so it’s advised to stay 1 night in KK before flying the next morning on the flight details above.

We offer a 3D2N and 4D3N stay at Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge. For the 3D2N package, exclude day 3 from the itinerary below.

Day 1

Arriving at Lahad Datu airport, you’ll be met by your Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge guide who will register and brief you before continuing your journey another 2 1/2 hours through the Danum Valley to reach Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Upon arrival, you will check in and adjourn for lunch served at the lodge at around 12:00. A guided afternoon trek is arranged at 15:00 to experience the Nature Trails. Also, experience the Canopy Walkway, 300m long and 26m above the forest floor you get really up close and personal with the rainforest! Returning to the lodge, freshen up for dinner at 19:00. Be ready for a Night Safari scheduled at 20:30, which is via an open-top 4×4 vehicle drive through the jungle to search for its nocturnal habitants!

Day 2

It’s an early start to the day, with breakfast served at 07:00 before a guided jungle trek at 09:00 to visit the Kadazandusun burial site: Coffin Cliff. From Coffin Cliff, you will head to View Point for a bird’s eye view of the lodge and its Danum Valley surroundings! Descend from there, to the Jacuzzi Pool for a swim in the Danum River, before heading back to the lodge for lunch at 12:00.

Another guided jungle trek is scheduled at 15:00, so you are free at leisure until then, or you may spend time tubing at the river! Again, dinner is served at 19:00, before a night walk through the forest at 20:30 in search of nocturnal creatures.

Day 3

Breakfast is once again at 07:00, before the morning jungle trek scheduled at 09:00. You will be guided to Fairy Falls and Serpent Falls to discover other sights and sounds of the rainforest of Danum Valley! Return to the lodge for lunch at 12:30, and after lunch, either go tubing at Danum River or another guided jungle trek. Dinner is again at 19:00, before a scheduled night walk!

Day 4

Spend the morning at your leisure after an early 07:00 breakfast. Lunch is served at 12:00, before checking out of the lodge at 13:30, to depart for Lahad Datu airport and return to Kota Kinabalu. Alternatively we can tailor your transfers to your next destination.

Note: Private guiding is available and we highly recommend this service, please ask us for more details.

3D2N or 4D3N full board meals, Borneo Rainforest Lodge accommodation, air-conditioned lodge accommodation (king/twin room), Return road transfers, English-speaking guide, Activities as per itinerary
Airfares, alcohol and carbonated drinks, other items not explicitly stated.
Lightweight clothing long sleeves & long pants/trousers, Binoculars, Camera, Leech Socks, Insect repellent, Raincoat or poncho, Good walking shoes, Hat.
All single travelers will be charged the single supplement rates and given their own room.  Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety. Wildlife cannot be predicated nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural rainforest habitat.

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