The number and variety of wildlife we saw in two days at this place was amazing - 6 orangutans in just one day alone!!! It actually felt a little like a zoo as the animals were so numerous and accessible! Expect to see a huge number of different sorts of monkeys and birds all hanging out on the riverbank as you glide by in a small boat. We were lucky to see 10 orangutans in total, civet cat during the day, basking snake....fantastic experience. Guide was an excellent spotter, but not so knowledgable about the animals (he knew the name but not so much about their behaviour etc). Lodge is founded on very sound eco-pinciples, but personally I feel they use this to rest on their laurels a little ie as an excuse not to clean the bathrooms for example (a lot of visitors seem to think that this is part of the experience!) Compared to Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley, Sukau Rainforest Lodge is pretty basic with tiny rooms, dirty bathrooms and not very good food - but the animal experience is unique and makes up for it all! It seemed to be the most profesionally run outfit of the handful of similar lodges in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge nestles on the banks of one of Borneo's most important waterways, the Kinabatangan River, home to many of Borneo's magnificent wildlife. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest and the cacophany of its inhabitants, its majestic birds, all 7 species of Borneo Primates including Borneo's iconic Proboscis Monkey, Orangutans in their natural habitat as well as herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers the rare comfort and luxury in the midst of the Borneo Rainforest whilst retaining an Eco-Lodge ethos, the delicate balance of true sustainability. We promise to give you and your family an experience you'll always remember and one you'll never regret. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sukau Rainforest Hotel Sabah
- Sukau Rainforest Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia