Frequently Asked Questions

Read the FAQ to learn more about Danum Valley Rainforest Lodge.

Is there a required fitness level for visiting Danum Valley?

Anyone with average fitness.

Are there any necessary health checks that need to be taken before visiting Danum Valley?

It is always best to be cautious wherever you go. We recommend consulting with your family doctor to administer the right vaccines / medications before embarking on your travels.

Can I self-drive to Danum Valley?

We suggest you don't self-drive as it's already part of the package and self-driving will incur extra costs as you will need to be accompanied by the lodge's staff.

What should I bring on my visit?

Since Danum Valley is a jungle area, you should bring insect repellents as well as medications if you are particularly allergic to insect bites. Besides that, you should also bring water bottle, leech socks, comfortable clothings and a good pair of walking boots for when you are going on one of their trails.

What are the road conditions to Danum Valley like?

The road condition from Lahad Datu to Danum Valley and Kawag Forest consists of paved road on the main highway, followed by gravel road that are also being used by lorries and other heavy vehicles.

Are there leeches in Danum Valley?

Yes, there are leeches in Danum Valley and Kawag Forest. Be prepared and bring leech socks. If you do not have leech socks, you can purchase them at your place of stay. However, you may want to bring your own instead as they may not have the correct size for you.

What are the differences between staying at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) and staying at Kawag Nature Lodge (KRL)?

BRL is located in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, which is a primary forest. Meanwhile, Kawag Nature Lodges is located in the Kawag Forest, which itself a secondary forest in the Ulu Segama-Malua Forest Reserve. This means that there are differences in the species of animals and plants that you can see in both areas. Besides that, BRL provides a more luxurious experience for people that stays there, while Kawag Nature Lodge is more budget-friendly.

What is there to see and do during my stay here?

Danum Valley is one of the oldest rainforest in the world, so you can expect to see unique species of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to the the area.

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