Danum Valley

Visit Danum Valley Conservation Area

Visiting Danum Valley is often on the ‘top things to do’ when visiting Borneo. And it’s easy to understand why. Danum Valley Conservation Area, or Danum Valley for short, is 438 square kilometres of relatively untouched, mostly primary, lowland dipterocarp forest located in southern Sabah. The area has been recognised as one of the world's most complex ecosystems and as been classified as a Class I protected rainforest.

Danum Valley is bowl-shaped, generally hilly but not mountainous. Its highest point is Mount Danum standing at 1093 meters in height. In places the forest canopy reaches over 70 meters in height. Danum Valley is rich in Sabah’s unique flora and fauna. It is is home to over 15,000 plant species, >90% is primary dicerotarp rainforest. The sheer diversity of wildlife and plant life found in Danum Valley is mind blowing. Astonishingly, a new species of plant is found by scientists here every week. Think about it - wow!

Canopy Walk at Borneo Rainforest Lodge | Danum Valley

The lowland tropical rainforest is home to many, many birds and mammals. The forest in Danum Valley serves as a home for endangered wildlife species such as orangutans, clouded leopard, Bornean pygmy elephant, proboscis monkey, gibbons, sun bear, mousedeer and over 270 bird species including Hornbills, kingfishers and flycatchers. During a visit to Danum Valley trekking into the rainforest is the main way to go in search of wildlife. But remember, Danum Valley is a living jungle (not a zoo), and while one trek might bring many wildlife sightings, another trek can be sparse.

Danum Valley - Ancient, Pristine Rainforest on your Doorstep

Getting to Danum Valley is fairly easy. Find your way to Lahad Datu in southern Sabah (most fly from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu). It is then just over a two hour dive to one of the accommodation options in Danum Valley. There are two options for staying in Danum Valley - stay in luxury at Borneo Rainforest Lodge for a 3D2N, 4D3N or 5D4N stay. Or, go for a more basic option with Danum Valley Field Centre (a working Research facility). During your visit to Danum Valley you can do as much or as little as you want. Join an early morning trek in search of wildlife, join a canopy walk, visit an ancient burial site, visit a waterfall or just sit back and listen to the sights & sounds of the rainforest. Experience ancient, undisturbed rainforest and have the chance to see some pretty amazing wildlife - Danum Valley, a once in a lifetime experience.

MYR 3,790.00  

Danum Valley Conservation Area, known as Danum Valley for short, is a must see location in Borneo for keen naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to experience the beauty of undisturbed ancient rainforest. During this 3D2N tour you will stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge which offers high quality, very comfortable accommodation. During your tour you’ll join guided treks through the rainforest with an experienced Nature Guide in search of wildlife, walk along the tree top canopy walk offering impressive views across the rainforest and go tubing down the Danum River.

MYR 5,400.00  

What better way to experience ancient rainforest in Borneo than joining a Danum Valley Toure and staying four days and three nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge located in the pristine rainforest of Danum Valley Conservation Area. During your stay at the very comfortable Borneo Rainforest Lodge join guided treks through ancient, protected, rainforest providing opportunities to spot some amazing wildlife. The canopy walkway near the Lodge offers awesome views across the canopy. Being the only Lodge located in Danum Valley Conservation Area provides for a fairly exclusive experience.

MYR 1,855.00  

Danum Valley Field Center is a good choice if you want to visit Danum Valley, see one of the best rainforests in Sabah, and you are happy to stay in basic, no frills accommodation. Danum Valley Field Center is a working Research Centre which has recently opened it’s doors to allow tourists to stay there. During a 3D2N or 4D3N package you’ll join treks through amazing rainforest accompanied by an experienced Nature Guide in search of some of the fantastic wildlife found in Danum Valley. Danum Valley Field Center is recommended for keen naturalists and adventurous travellers who are happy with basic, clean accommodation facilities.

MYR 7,000.00  
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Borneo Rainforest Lodge, located in Danum Valley, is a perfect choice for those wanting total jungle immersion during their holiday in Borneo whilst staying in charmingly rustic, yet luxurious lodge accommodation. During your stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge join treks in search of wildlife, go tubing down the Danum River, visit the Canopy Walkway or simply chill out on your chalet balcony and take in the sights and sounds of the rainforest.

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An amazing 5 day tour that brings together two of Sabah's most popular wildlife spotting locations - the Kinabatangan River and Danum Valley. This 5D4N Tour really packs it's punches and includes many activities to maximise your wildlife encounters from river cruises along the Kinabatangan River, trekking into the pristine rainforest in Danum Valley Conservation Area, visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Gomantong Cave. A must have tour if seeing wildlife in Borneo is top of your wish list for your holiday of a lifetime in Borneo.