Borneo island is home to a high number of bird species and many primates. Experience an abundance of wildlife in the immediate vicinity of the lodge, including wild gibbon, leaf monkeys, Sumatran rhinoceros, orangutan, and fascinating bird life, with over 270 species so far being identified.
The Borneo Rainforest Lodge has been designed by naturalists, built with local materials and located in a magnificent setting beside the Danum River in Sabah’s largest protected lowland forest. It is a wildlife experience in a remote primary rainforest, combining comfort, privacy and good food with high quality natural history interpretation. The accommodation has been designed along the lines of traditional Dusun dwellings linked with the lodge by an attractive walkway.
A bare minimum of trees have have been cut so that nature is never more than a few metres away. More than 275 species of birds and 110 species of mammals, including Asian elephant, orang-utan, Sumatran rhinoceros, deer Bornean gibbons, bearded pigs, flying squirrel, Rhinoceros hornbill and Bulwar’s pheasant, have been found in the area.
Sepilok is located a short distance from Sandakan, it is the largest Orang-utan sanctuary in the world. It is also the scene of an exciting conservation programme. The orang-utans are not kept in captivity, but rather come and go as they please while becoming used to living in the wild again after being held in captivity by various people.
The Bako National Park is the oldest park in Sarawak, being created in the 1950’s, and offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forests and wildlife. It is the home of Proboscis Monkeys, Long-tailed Macaques, Silver leaf monkeys, wild boars, squirrels, monitor lizards, and magnificent bird life.
The Labuan Birds Park is located near the Chimney at Tanjung Kubong. It has three large dome-shaped cages surrounded by beautiful landscaping. The park is home to many species of Borneo birds most likely to be encountered by bird watchers. There are plans to collect a good percentage of the 580 species of birds found in Borneo’s diverse habitats, from mangroves along the coast to forest in the mountains. Much bird watching can be done ithout any equipment in this park. Except for a notebook to jot down what you see and a pair of good binoculars. Help in identifying birds can be obtained rom the park. Entrance to the park is free.