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Danum Valley Field Center

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Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit was in the middle of the rainy season (mid Jan) and it was very very wet, but this did not negatively impact on our experience of this paradise deep in the rainforest. In fact as there were so few guests “out of season”, I think our enjoyment of the trip was enhanced. The trip by road, 2-3 hours... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Around the wildlife centre are just a few path to walk and only two longer path to the waterfalls. We were there and was full with local people and the walk to the waterfall was too busy with locals, not nice. Wildlife is hard to spot in this place and not a good place for seeing orang-utan’s and hornbills. For... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Danum Valley itself is a truly unique place on the Earth, and I had an unforgettable time there. Its a primary tropical rainforest with an mind-blowing array of flora and fauna such as Orangutans, Hornbills, Pygmy elephants... the list goes on and on. Make the effort to visit if you're anywhere near the area and have even a vague... More 

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Norfolk UK
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had an incredible time here. We also travelled with Sticky Rice and had an inspirational guide in Bedley who had grown up around Mount Kinabalu, he told us many things about his family and his grandmother as well as being able to spot wildlife with great accuracy. He taught us to use our eyes, ears and sense of smell... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Danum truly is an incredible place, the wildlife is unlike anywhere I've ever been! I visited on a university field trip, so can't comment on the organisation side of things, but the field center itself was amazing. The RAs (who aren't there to guide tourists, they help out with research) knew everything about the forest and the animals within it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Guide yourself or come with a guide. Either way, days here in the rain forest are an unforgettable experience. To hear the briefing at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge you would think that no tourists stayed here. Indeed trying to book a room can be most difficult unless you persevere by phone rather than e-mail, or use a local agency. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our stay in Danum Valley was one of the absolute highlights to our trip. For anyone looking into staying at Danum, they will already know that there are exactly 2 options to staying here - either an incredibly expensive tour package at the 'luxury' Borneo Rainforest Lodge, or a self guided stay at the Field Centre. We were hesitant to... More 

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Elk Grove, CA USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family and I visited the DVFC in the high season in the middle of August. I am writing this review because we had a different experience during the peak season that readers should take into account if they are visiting in July-August. First off, DVFC was relatively crowded with tourists. It looked like 15 or so people were arriving... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

First of all, I'm writing this with the disclaimer that the tours I did was with a family member doing their research there as part of their phd. I got to see things in the jungle that tourists don't see and that only researchers see, ie experiments, other paths,etc. With that out of the way, I stayed in the massive... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This review is for everyone who read that horrible 'tourist trap' review. I visited DVFC in june-july 2010 as part of my univeristy environmental studies. It was the single most rewarding experience of my life and well worth the money. The only problem i had was with the malaria medication, but thats another story. DVFC is a research centre so... More 

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Address: Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sabah > Lahad Datu
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Danum Valley Field Hotel Lahad Datu

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