Danum Valley

Danum Valley Conservation Area is located about 80 km by road from the town of Lahad Datu. This area is one of the least visited valley due to its limited accessibility from the town.

Covering an area of over 400 square km and surrounded by logging activities, this lowland dipterocarp forest is the place to go if you are into eco-adventure. Rainforest reseach activities are being carried out here to ensure the continuous survival of this tropical rainforest.

Research showed that there are over 200 tree species in this area alone. It is also home to many endangered species of wild life. Some of the fauna that you may be able to spot here include:

  • Orang Utan
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Asian Elephant
  • Sumatran Rhino
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Bearded Pig
  • Flying Lemur
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Malayan Sun Bear
  • Malayan Civet
  • Tarsier
  • Banteng or "tembadau"
  • Barking Deer
  • Mouse Deer
  • Sambar Deer

Bird watchers will be delighted to know that there are over 300 species of birds that you may be able to spot. Bring your best cameras and take the many colorful birds. See whether you can spot the following birds:

  • Bulbuls
  • Argus Pheasants
  • Bulwer Pheasants
  • Hornbills
  • Pitta
  • Borneo Bristlehead

Canopy Walk & Bird-Watching

Do canopy Walk and enjoy the breath-taking view of the tropical rainforest from a height of over 25m from ground. Bring along your camera as you walk as you may be able to take the pictures of the birds that perch at the trees nearby. The common birds that you can find are the Argus Pheasants and Hornbills.

Jungle Walks

Get a guide and do a jungle walks using the trails that have been cleared by the rangers within the vicinity of Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Night walks will give you the opportunity to encounter creatures such as flying squirrels, bearded pigs, snakes and frogs to name a few.

If you are fit, get a guide and try climbing up Mount Danum which is 1,093m in height. You will pass by Segama River as you ascent the mountain.

You can also find waterfalls and pools here as you trek along the trails.

Night Drives

Arrange with the centre and go for a night drive to experience and get close to the nocturnal animals here. Look out for giant flying squirrels, civets, deer, clouded leapards and maybe the Asian elephants if you are fortunate. It usually starts at 8:30 pm and return by 2:00 am.

Videos at Danum Valley Conservation Area

Orang Utan

Pygmy Elephant


There is only a resort here known as Borneo Rain forest Lodge. Call the tour operator for more information.

Borneo Nature Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Block D, Lot 10, Ground Floor, Sadong Jaya Complex,
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
P.O.Box 1162, 88817 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tel: +6 088 267 637 

Getting Here

As there isn't any public transportation coming to this centre, contact the resort operator and get the pricing to come here. Coming here is an adventure as you will go through private logging road for most of the 2 hours journey.

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