I spent 2 nights here when doing a whistlestop tour of Malaysian Borneo, but instantly regretted it - I dont think even 2 weeks would have been long enough! Right in the middle of 400km of virgin rainforest, this is about as close to nature as you can get (without a tent and all the bugs that come with it!).
The gibbons in the trees will wake you at 6, but thats what time the morning walk starts so not too unpleasant - certainly beats my alarm! There are generally 2 nature walks per day in the extensive trails around the lodge which team with wildlife... we even saw a wild Orangutan - V rare! There are also nightwalks where you can see (if youre very lucky) western tarsiers and lots of mouse deer. The walks are not compulsary, so a lie in is possible but I would recommend them as the jungle is beautiful at dawn.
The accomodation is well maintained and clean, but basic as its in the middle of the jungle. The food, however, is the best we had all holiday, including the 5* hotel! The guides are very informative and friendly, and its possible to book a guide for your area of intrest if you go for specific species.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A low density Jungle Lodge with 31 Twin Sharing Chalets located in the largest Conservation Area in Sabah which is home to 275 species of birds, 110 species of mammals & one of the oldest virgin rainforest in the world. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Borneo Rainforest Hotel Sabah