Borneo Rainforest Lodge is an award-winning lodge situated right in the heart of one of world's oldest rainforests, Danum Valley. It is a cosy and luxurious eco-resort that provides guests with a unique and comfortable experience within the midst of the pristine wilderness of Danum Valley. They have 31 individual chalets with fans and en-suite bathrooms, accommodating up to only 60 guests on any one day and on a Full-Board basis.
Whether you're an avid birdwatcher, nature enthusiast, or just looking for a peaceful getaway, the Borneo Rainforest Lodge is the perfect place to relax and unwind while exploring the incredible diversity of life that can be found in Danum Valley. With its prime location, guests have easy access to all of the best activities including jungle trekking, night safari/walks, river tubing, wildlife watching, river cruises, and visiting the popular Danum Valley Canopy Walkway.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge is located in the heart of Danum Valley Conservation Area, right along the Danum River. At 130 million years old, the rainforest is one of the oldest, as well as one of the biologically diverse, in the world. Danum Valley Conservation Area is about 97 kilometres away from Lahad Datu and is home to unique species of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the rainforest and Borneo island itself.
How to get Here
The closest town to Danum Valley Conservation Area is Lahad Datu in the South-Eastern coast of Sabah, which is accessible by land from cities such as Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, or Tawau.
Buses can be taken from Kota Kinabalu, Semporna, Sandakan and Tawau.
Daily flights from Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu are available via the regional airline MASWings. The 97 km journey from Lahad Datu town to Danum Valley takes about 2 hours, with the first 15 km on a sealed road along the Lahad Datu-Tawau highway and at Silam turn off and travel on a gravel road of approximately 82km over two hours to Borneo Rainforest Lodge.
For a more comfortable and personalized experience during your trip, consider requesting a private tour with a private guide and vehicle.
As Borneo Rainforest Lodge is located inside the rainforest, the activities focussed mainly exploring the tropical jungle and the wildlife that lives in it. Trails are aplenty here, which will lead you to beautiful and fascinating parts of the jungle. The morning and night walks each gives guests the chance to see jungle and its inhabitants, which are different depending on the time of the day. And if you would want to enjoy a quiet time to enjoy the serenity of the surrounding, you could also just relax on the verandah or take a quick dip in the outdoor tub.
Background / History
Built for more than two decades ago, the Borneo Rainforest Lodge is one of the top rainforest lodges in Sabah. Many famous people stayed there over the years, including the royal family Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as legendary actress Dame Judi Dench.