Stayed 2 nights at the sukau, everything there was great, did 3 daylight cruises + and 2 opotional + cheap night cruises.Picked up from our hotel and brought to sepilok orang utan rehab centre by Fernando our friendly + very informative guide. Watched an interesting film about the orangs then off to the viewing platform what a great experience 2 young adults a mother + baby + a pig tailed macque turned up it was great to watch them feeding + see the hierarchy. We then set off for the lodge by fast launch a 2,1/2hr trip, we saw long tailed macques + proboscis monkeys on the way. The lodge is very nicely laid out with the restaurant built out over the river, the rooms are not plush but very clean cosy food is excellent (so good i couldnt resist eating too much) the staff are so friendly and gentle our guide Fernando was top class. We saw proboscis monkeys + long tailed macques, red leaf + silver leaf monkeys an orang utan, 2 monitor lizards and a large array of birds, eagles, hornbills + many more, unfortunately the pigmy elephants were too far up river. Part of our trip was to agnes keiths house (never heard of her) +the ozzie war memorial, we asked fernando if we could get a taxi to sepliok after the tours end and he offered to bring us there instead of the rest of the tour so went went back for no extra charge and it was even better than the1st time top man Fernando.
Unfortunately palm oil is destroying the rainforest which you can see in places but if more tourists go to see the wild life there will be more incentive for the locals to preserve the forest if you can my advice is go soon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, 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. We've just opened 20 of our brand new Villas in addition to our 20 Superior rooms. What better way to enjoy the Borneo rainforest and its wildlifes than in wonderful Borneo themed comforts. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sukau Rainforest Hotel Sabah
- Sukau Rainforest Lodge Kinabatangan District, Sabah, Malaysia