Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Borneo Rainforest Lodge is one of the most luxurious of the lodges found in Borneo, offering an off the beaten track wildlife experience in the heart of the Danum Valley, 43,800 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Sabah region of Borneo.
At a Glance
As one of Borneo's finest locations for seeing wildlife, staying so deep in the jungle of the Danum Valley is a once in a lifetime experience
Borneo Rainforest Lodge offers some of the best cuisine in the whole of the Borneo region
Danum Valley is the largest protected area of undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest in the Sabah region
Danum Valley is a Bird watchers paradise with over 275 species documented, including all eight species of Borneo's hornbills
Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the heart of the Danum Valley is Borneo's most luxurious wildlife experience
Try a night safari through the jungle, the eerie noises echoing from deep in the jungle all around are quite incredible, making your hair stand on end!Scott Dunn team
Upgrading to a Deluxe Room is definitely worth the extra - with stunning views onto the rainforest and nearby stream, the outdoor balcony is the perfect place to relax and put your feet up after a long trek!Victoria Hogg
Take yourself up to the Canopy Board Walk to watch the jungle come to life. Watching the mist from the clouds, rise up above the Canopy. It’s an incredibly pretty sight.Scott Dunn team
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Borneo Rainforest Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo
The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is set beside the Danum River, deep in the jungle and is surrounded by more than 275 species of bird and 110 species of mammals, including the Asian elephant and wild orang-utan. This is one of the best places for viewing Borneo's wildlife.
An almost 2-hour drive down a bumpy track really emphasises how far into the jungle you're going when you stay here. It really does have the wow factor in terms of location and experience and given how far away it is from amenities, the facilities and standards here are surprisingly of a very high standard.
The accommodation at Borneo Rainforest Lodge is quite basic but is clean and comfortable, and as it can only accommodate a maximum of 60 people, each guest can be assured of an individual jungle experience. While exploring the incredible diversity and complexity of the rainforest there is a unique opportunity to understand the primeval Borneo Rainforest in today's conservation realities.
Lodge activities include jungle walks, bird watching with resident nature guides, canopy walkways high above the jungle floor that allow the viewing of the rainforest from the treetops, and night safaris with sights and sounds emanating deep from within the rainforest.
The guides here are amazing and will make your stay with their knowledge and passion for the jungle and its habitants. The go out of their way to tailor make your stay to suit your interests as well so your experience will feel very personal, especially if you are able to opt for a private guide.
Each of the 23 Jungleview and Riverview Lodge Chalets at Borneo Rainforest Lodge are comfortable with a private balcony, fan and an en-suite bathroom with hot water. The Deluxe Chalets are newer and 20% larger than the Standard Chalets and some have outdoor bathtubs and daybeds. There are also 3 new villas which are much more modern in style and have fabulous views out to the river and jungle beyond.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, and those with an interest in exploring and wildlife will simply love the night walks, canopy walks high in the treetops and general sense of adventure here. Triple rooms are available for families.
The heart of the property is a large central lodge with a spacious veranda overlooking the rainforest. Here there is a well stocked bar and a dining area where hearty, delicious meals are served buffet style.
A guide will be with you for all excursions not only as a font of knowledge but as a tracker for the wildlife. Activities include nature walks and trekking, night walks, tubing, night drives, treetop canopy walk with viewing platforms, river boat trips and waterfall treks. During all these activities you will be enjoying the stunning scenery and looking out for the wildlife with the help of your guide. Possible sightings include pigmy elephants, wild orang-utan, proboscis monkeys, red leaf monkeys, western tariser, flying squirrels, macaques and a whole array of colorful birds.
Location & Directions
Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
The lodge lies at the heart of the Danum Valley on the banks of the Danum River, and facing the lodge on the opposite bank is a huge swathe of pristine forest.
When to go
Like the rest of Malaysia, Sabah’s climate is hot and humid. Expect temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s throughout the lowlands. The state’s rainfall averages about 300cm annually and though it rains throughout the year, the heaviest rainfall generally occurs between October and January. At higher elevations the temperature is refreshingly cool, dropping to colder temperatures at night. Mount Kinabalu has its own climate and, above 3500m, temperatures can drop to freezing.