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Wildlife Mountain Lodge

Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Wildlife Mountain Lodge's home is in the awe inspiring Kinabalu National Park, nestled at the foot of Borneo's mighty Mount Kinabalu. Enjoy superb mountain views as you trek up Borneo's biggest peak at 1524 meters.

At a Glance

  • Wildlife Mountain Lodge is a welcome rest stop when including an ascent of Mount Kinabalu

  • All 16 twin rooms are basic with an attached bathroom, fan, mosquito proofing, hot water and electricity throughout

  • The lodge has an enchanting view of Mount Kinabalu and its surrounding countryside

  • Great base to explore all the hiking and bird watching on offer in the vicinity

  • Located 1km from Kinabalu National Park

Adventure, Wildlife

Insider's View

Get back to basics here, there are no TVs or air-conditioning, but it isn’t really needed as the cool mountain air is a welcome respite from the tropical heat and humidity.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Wildlife Mountain Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo


Wildlife Mountain Lodge is the perfect place to spend the night before or after your adventurous climb up Mount Kinabalu. This local style lodge is set in the gardens of Kinabalu National Park and is a short distance from the base of Mount Kinabalu hence has great views of the mountain. Before or after you climb Mount Kinabalu, relax here surrounded by the stunning local flora and fauna.

As one might expect, the rooms here are fairly basic but the essentials of hot water, en-suite bathrooms, fans, mosquito nets and electricity are all a great comfort both before and after climbing the mountain. Enjoy the peace, tranquillity and a hearty meal with fellow climbers as you use this as an overnight base.

Please note that a stay here can only be booked through Scott Dunn as part of an itinerary with at least 7 nights accommodation in total.


Wildlife Mountain Lodge's 16 basic lodge-style rooms have en-suite bathrooms, electricity, hot water and fans.


Children are very welcome to come and stay at Wildlife Mountain Lodge. However, there are no specific facilities available for them and only older children with great energy and determination will be able to climb the ascent of Mount Kinabalu, it is therefore not recommended for younger children.


The Lodge has a central restaurant where all meals are served but other than this there are no facilities for overnight guests other than welcoming food and an even more welcoming bed.


Activities for those with a little time at the Wildlife Mountain Lodge include trekking, bird watching and walking. A very pleasant afternoon can be spent with a good book on the terrace of the restaurant enjoying the tropical sounds from the jungle beyond.

Location & Directions

Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Borneo Wildlife Mountain Lodge is located 1 km from Kinabalu National Park and 2-hours north of Kota Kinabalu.

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.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Wildlife Mountain Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Borneo

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