Borneo Rainforest Lodge

A luxury Resort in the Danum Valley Conservation Area

The multi-award winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge is a cosy and luxurious resort nestled along the curve of the Danum River, hidden deep in the virgin rainforest of Danum Valley. The extraordinary canopy walkway, which spans 300 meters and has multiple viewing platforms at various heights, is one of the main highlights of Borneo Rainforest Lodge. The resort  focuses on sustainability and environmental impact. The small collection of chalets and villas can accommodate up to 80 people per night.


Wildlife seen around Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge is located in a biodiversity hotspot which is well renowned to intrepid travelers for its megafauna, including the endangered Orangutan, Gibbons, the Clouded Leopard, Borneon Pygmy Rlephants, Sun Bears, and a variety of other animals. Different wildlife can be seen both during the day and at night, therefore tourists are strongly encouraged to explore the rainforest at both times to maximize their wildlife experience.


Aside from that, Danum Valley is a popular destination for birders from all over the world. The Bornean Bristlehead, Bornean Ground-Cuckoo, Bulwer’s Pheasant, Black-throated Wren-Babbler, Dusky Munia, and many other endemic species can be found here!


Borneo Rainforest Lodge is positioned right beside the Danum River in the heart of Danum Valley Conservation Area. The rainforest is one of the world’s oldest and most biologically diverse ecosystems, dating back 130 million years. The nearest town of Borneo Rainforest Lodge is Lahad Datu which is accessible by bus from Kota Kinabalu, Semporna, Sandakan, and Tawau and MASWings operates daily flights from Kota Kinabalu. The 97-kilometer journey from Lahad Datu town to Danum Valley takes around two hours, with the first 15 kilometers on a sealed road along the Lahad Datu-Tawau highway and the next 82 kilometers on a gravel road to Borneo Rainforest Lodge.


Borneo Rainforest Lodge has several categories of rooms with varied level of comfort, luxury, facilities and decor. Standard chalets, Deluxe Chalets, Premium deluxe chalet and Premium villa of single and double storey are offered. Some of the rooms are facing the river and the rest are facing the forest.


Each room is equipped with its own Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary soft drinks perfectly chilled in the mini fridge. Alert room keepers will refill the two tall jugs of filtered mineral water in your room

Food and Dining

This is a bustling high-end lodge that welcomes guests from all over the world. Even the so-called standard accommodations in the lodge are of a very high grade. Obviously, the quality of the cuisine is really great, and there is a substantial selection available for each meal from which to choose. Only the most vibrant flavors of Asian and Western cuisines are served, each of which makes superb use of regional components in the preparation. A gastronomic adventure that may be had either inside or outside in this dramatic environment that is surrounded by the verdant foliage of a tropical jungle.


The wildlife viewing activities are mixed, guided trekking through several forest trails, night walks, night game drives are offered on shared basis. Here in Safari Acacia we arrange private guides for our guests for a more enhanced experience of the rainforest and its inhabitants. The in house guides of Borneo Rainforest Lodge are quite knowledgeable and experienced, to say the least. However, for guests with special target wildlife, we also appoint licensed specialised guides.

4 Days Danum Valley in the Luxurious Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge, More Information

  • The resort accepts Mastercard, Visa and American Express and card payment is preferred over cash payment.
  • Unfortunately, there is no wifi in the rooms.
  • There is no house laundry service in Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, but theu can arrange next day laundry service done by a proper dry cleaner.
  • Guests in the resort do not need leech socks, as the walking safaris are carried out on the resort boardwalk. You do not actually step on the ground while in the resort.
  • Safari Acacia can arrange one hour of additional Boat Cruise on the check out day morning before breakfast, or after the Night Walk.
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