Borneo Rainforest Lodge

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The Borneo Rainforest Lodge has 31 modern Chalets exquisitely furnished and with a natural ventilation system; ensuite bathroom with solar heated hot water shower; and a spacious private balcony ensuring a comfortable atmosphere allowing you to you enjoy being in the heart of Sabah’s rainforest.

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Borneo Rainforest Lodge

The Chalets

The chalets provides all the modern facilities providing comfortable accommodation in natural pristine surroundings.

Deluxe Chalet – River View

  • Spacious private balcony overlooking the Danum River
  • Private outdoor tub
  • Deck chairs
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water shower
  • Fans and natural ventilation system

Deluxe Chalet – River View (Day Bed)

  • Day bed set outside the balcony
  • Spacious private balcony overlooking the Danum River
  • Borneo Jacuzzi
  • Deck chairs
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water shower
  • Fans and natural ventilation system

Deluxe Chalet – Jungle View

  • Private outdoor tub
  • Spacious private balcony with deck chairs
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water shower
  • Fans and natural ventilation system
  • Suitable for family with children

Standard Chalet – Jungle View

  • Outdoor Deck
  • Private balcony with deck chairs
  • Fans and natural ventilation system
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water shower

Restaurant and Bar

The central building is a large, open air structure featuring a spacious verandah, the restaurant and a bar lounge.

Transport from Lahad Datu

The Borneo Rainforest Lodge has a fleet of A/C vehicles for the beautiful 2.5 hour jungle journey from Lahad Datu.

Mammals and Primates

More than 120 mammal species can be found within the Danum Valley including all of the 10 species of sabah’s primates.

Luxury Wildlife Experience

Orang utans, red leaf monkeys, long tail macaques and bornean gibbons can often be spotted searching for food among the fig trees during fruiting season.

The forest is also rich in other large mammals such as elephants, sun bears, clouded leopards, bearded pigs and several species of dear such as the mouse deer.

Birding Borneo

Over 300 species of bird have been recorded in Danum Valley:

Rhinoceros Hornbill, Wrinkled Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, White Crowned Hornbill, Bushy Crested Hornbill, Imperial Pigeon, Black Hornbill, Barbet, Leaf-Bird, Sun Birds, Black-throated Babblers, Bornean babbler, Bulbuls, Blue-headed Pitta, Giant Pitta, Black-and-crimsom Pitta, Bornean Bristlehead, Banded Pitta, Great Argus Pheasant, Chestnut-necklaced Partridge, Crested Fireback Pheasant, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Diard’s Trogon, Red-napped Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots, Blue-rumped Parrot, Fiery Minivet, Malaysian Blue Flycatcher, Large-billed Flycatchers, Buffy Fish Owl, Brown Wood-owl, Crested Wood Partridge, White Fronted Falconet, Bornean Ground-cuckoo, and many more.

Herps and Reptiles

There are more that 75 reptile species including turtles, agamid lizards, skinks, monitor lizards, geckos and some snakes such as cobras, pythons, vipers and coral snakes.

Moths and Butterflies

There are probably more than 6,000 species of moth and at least 350 species of butterfly.


Many amazing and colorful insects inhabitate the ecosystem of the Danum Valley.


The Danum forest is dominated by dense Dipterocarp trees. There are also 10,000 species of higher plants.

Other Rare Fauna

Sumatran Rhino, Clouded Leopard, Benten Elephant, Western Tarsier, Malayan Sun Bear, Spectacle Flower Pecker (newly discovered bird species).


The Tree Top Canopy Walk Way

The 300m long Tree Top Canopy Walkway is actually the most spectacular walkway in Sabah, with multiple viewing platforms.

Perched up to 26 meters above the rainforest floor visitors can experience the jungle life from the top down.

Coffin and Viewpoint Trail

About 3km in lenght, this trail is going through some moderately difficult terrain.

Starting from the Danum bridge you will be passing by the Jacuzzi pool up to a junction taking you to a rock where you will find ancient Kadazan-Dusun Tribal wooden coffins with human skeletons.

The trail then proceeds towards the beautiful Fairy waterfall and then further up to the bigger Serpent waterfall. From this waterfall, and following a few streams, the trail continues downhill towards the Jacuzzi pool which is just perfect to cool off.

Other Jungle Trails

  • Natural Jacuzzi Pool – dip in refreshing rock pools.
  • Elephant trail – upstream of Danum River.
  • Ginger trail – about 650m long trail beginning from the Police Suspension Bridge.
  • Ficus trail – about 1 Km long and beginning from the end of the Seraya trail.
  • East trail – 2 Km to the east of the Tolisai Bridge.
  • Segama trail – about 2.7 Km long running parallel to the Danum River.
  • Takala trail – Similar to Segama Trail, it runs on the opposite banks of the Danum River.

Bird Watching Tours

Danum Valley is home to large birds such as Rhinoceros Hornbills and all of the seven species of hornbill found on Borneo. Argus Pheasant, Bulwer’s pheasant, seven species of pitta (including the rare Giant Pitta), Imperial Pige, Borneo bristlehead, a rich fauna of babblers, bulbuls, flycatchers, and other fruit-eating birds such as Barbet, Leaf-Bird and Sun Birds along the fig trees during fruiting season.

Water Tubing

Go for a water tubing session down the Danum River.

Safari Night Drive

One of the most enjoyable way of seeing wildlife is to go on a Safari night drive. The jungle has its own ‘Big Five’ mammals that become active in the night: Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Malay Civet, Western
Tarsier and Slow Loris.

Night Walk

Go for a guided night walk in search of nocturnal wildlife.

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