|Part of the canopy walkway.|
Well, have we got good news for you!!! For a price (and it wont bust the bank), you could spend a couple of nights at the very luxurious Borneo Rainforest Lodge, which I consider to be the epitome of luxury for jungle lodges in Malaysia. This award-winning lodge was built in 1994 and is situated within Sabah’s largest piece of protected lowland rainforest, the Danum Valley. The lodge sits on a bend along the banks of the Danum River, surrounded by towering tropical trees soaring more than 30 m into the sky. For creature comforts, there are 31 individual chalets (Standard and deluxe) with ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, hot water
|The Main Lodge.|
Activities at the lodge include guided jungle trekking, nature appreciation, bird watching, night walks and also night drives to spot some of the animals found here. Commonly seen are Sambar deer, Orang Utans, bearded pig, Malay civet, gibbons, maroon languor and even the Pigmy elephants. If you’re into bird watching, you have come to the right place as Danum valley has been given the status of an “Important Bird Area”. The canopy walkway is a ‘must do’ when you stay here and is made up of a series of suspended bridges that cover a total length of 300m with the highest
To truly get a taste of what the Borneon rainforest has to offer, one should plan to stay a minimum of 3 days if not longer here. Waking up in the morning to the sounds of gibbons calling, the raucous cries of the Rhinoceros hornbill and trying to outwit bloodthirsty tiger leaches is an experience not easily forgotten.
Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu or from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau. Packages include land transfers from Lahad Datu, Sandakan or Tawau to the Lodge (Its 82km from Lahad Datu and takes about 2 hours to drive to the lodge.) The packages include accommodation, full board and guided activities with nature guides.
For reservations contact:
Borneo Nature Tours. Tel +6 088 267 637 ,
Text and photos by DAVID DE LA HARPE