Borneo Rainforest Lodge is one of the best nature retreats the world has to offer. Situated along the Danum River amid Sabah’s largest protected conservation area, it is difficult to believe that so much luxury exists this deep into the rainforest. Its combination of comfort and eco-friendly principles are ideal for any nature enthusiast looking for an elevated and educational wildlife experience in one of the oldest virgin rainforests in the world.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge has a collection of 31 chalets is connected by raised boardwalks and wrapped in the sounds of the surrounding jungle. Inside, clean, white, minimalist design is paired with conservation eco-sensitive structures and recycled wood to create an uber-luxurious setting within the encroaching wilderness. Deluxe rooms have the added luxury of oversized tubs attached to spacious viewing decks of the river and rainforest, while the romantic Kempas D11 honeymoon suite boasts a Jacuzzi in its own wooden pagoda.
Meals are taken in the open plan dining room or on the ample riverfront outdoor terrace where Abu, the resident dominant male orangutan, frequently comes to visit. Dine on a wide assortment of beautifully presented buffet options before setting out to encounter the abundant wildlife in their natural habitat. The Danum Valley Conservation Area is 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed jungle, home to impressive numbers of flora and fauna, including orangutan, elephants, leopard, 340 species of birds, and 200 types of flora per hectare.
Wake up with a canopy walk in the morning mist along the impressive 980-foot long Treetop Canopy Walkway, which offers an up-close view of the 130-million-year-old virgin jungle’s canopy and the best chance to spot orangutan. Spend days trekking through the hills, picnicking riverside, and cooling off with swimming and tubing in the river. For some of the best wildlife viewing, take a night safari or jungle trek in search of elephant, leopard, western tarsier, and sunbear. Guides at Borneo Rainforest Lodge are superbly gifted at finding interesting fauna and imparting their encyclopedic knowledge to their groups. After a day in the jungle, retreat back to the lodge for an evening talk about the property’s conservation and rehabilitation work in the surrounding area, or simply relax in the warm outdoor bathtub looking over the crystal clear river and knowing that simply being there is helping protect one of the greatest wildlife environments on the planet.Request Information