Borneo Rainforest Lodge
Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo
Borneo Rainforest Lodge, located in Sabah, is one of the most luxurious of the lodges found in Borneo. This rather special lodge offers an off the beaten track wildlife experience in the heart of the Danum Valley, surrounded by primary rainforest.
At a Glance
Staying deep in the primary rainforest of the Danum Valley is a once in a lifetime experience
Borneo Rainforest Lodge offers a wide range of exciting activities, with some of the most knowledgeable and passionate guides in the country
The Danum Valley Conservation Area is 43,800 hectares of pristine rainforest; a true haven for nature-lovers
Danum Valley is a Bird watchers paradise with over 275 species documented, including all eight species of Borneo's hornbills
For an extra luxury, Premium Deluxe Chalets have private infinity pools
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
Borneo Rainforest Lodge is set beside the Danum River, tucked away amongst pristine primary rainforest. Within the surrounding area there are more than 275 species of bird and 110 species of mammal, including the pygmy elephant and wild orangutan, making this one of the best places for viewing Borneo's wildlife.
The accommodation at Borneo Rainforest Lodge is fairly basic but it is clean and comfortable. All of the rooms are en-suite and have overhead fans. Premium Chalets feel a bit more luxurious, and these also have small private pools. There are only 30 chalets in total, meaning each guest receives a tailored experience during their stay.
The lodge really does have the wow-factor in terms of location and experience, and given how remote it is, the facilities and standards here are of a perhaps surprisingly very high standard. There is a wonderful range of activities available, including rainforest walks, bird watching, canopy walks, river tubing and night safaris.The guides here are some of the best in the country, and will enhance your stay with their knowledge and passion for the rainforest and its inhabitants.
Each of the 30 chalets at Borneo Rainforest Lodge have a private balcony, overhead fan and an en-suite bathroom with hot water. The Deluxe Chalets are larger than the Standard Chalets and some have outdoor bathtubs and daybeds. The Premium Deluxe Chalets are even more spacious, and feel smarter. They also have their own small private infinity pools.
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, tubing, canopy walks 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 walks, river boat trips and waterfall treks. During your wildlife experience, keep an eye out for local inhabitants, which include pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, red leaf monkeys, western tariser, flying squirrels, macaques and a whole array of colorful birds.
Location & Directions
Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo
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.