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Danum Valley Conservation Area

#45 of 196 things to do in Sabah Features Animals
Danum Valley, Malaysia
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“night drive” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Danum Valley, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The area is a natural home for endangered wildlife species such as Orang Utan, proboscis monkey, clouded leopard, Asian elephant, as well as a vast range of Sabah's lowland fauna. Visitors here get the chance to visit an ancient Kadazandusun burial site, complete with coffins...More

Thank GAN L
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Simply stunning! Experience the oldest real ancient primary tropical rainforest and was very lucky to see a lot of wildlife! Get to learn many things about nature here. Local Malaysian should visit this place to explore and realize the beauty of our treasure that we...More

1  Thank Jonathan Paul S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Being some of the last untouched rain forest it was so thick and green. we stayed at the research center and immediately after putting out bags down we were greeted by a family of monkeys. Each hike was a new adventure not knowing what we...More

Thank nicole1286
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stayed here for about a week. we had done a lot of day and night walks. The animals you can find here are samba deer, Monkeys, bear and hornbills. Do note that spotting this animals are by pure chance except for the deer and boar....More

1  Thank Adzham F
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Excellent staying and activities with refreshing breeze. Panoramic scenic river view over the chalet is so fantastic. I saw hornbill and gibbon too when staying there. It is a best area for bird's watching too. Orang Utan is also easily been seen in Danum Valley...More

2  Thank Norazah A
Reviewed 21 September 2016

These are the last untouched forests in sabah and it is really hard to get to without an agent. But the trip is well worth it as the forest is simply stunning.

Thank Saurabh R
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Where to start? The trip in from Lahad Datu was a bit uneventful, but we still saw deer, hornbill and gibbon in the distance. Arriving at the rainforest lodge, you're given a good welcome and introduced to your guide. After a very tasty lunch (all...More

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Danum Valley is a superb location for anyone with a serious interest in ecology and in wildlife photography. I only spent three nights at the excellent Borneo Rain Forest Lodge and will definitely plan to stay longer the next time that I go. I was...More

1  Thank cameraart
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I had planned a visit to Danum Valley for a while, reading other peoples comments was the incentive to finally check it out. The Field Centre is well set up, and despite everyone touting it as a hard place to get to, and exclusive for...More

2  Thank Hans Q
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I went to Danum Valley in June 16. It has always been my dream to go this place as its one of the last places on Borneo if not earth where there is still untouched rainforests. Oh boy I was not dissapointed. I stayed there...More

5  Thank Shavez C
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Awang Offshore E
how much Malaysian ringgit estimated to be spent on this danum?
28 January 2017|
Response from Norazah A | Reviewed this property |
3days 2nights estimated about Rm2900 ++ incl gst (twin sharing-standard chalet)
Shaun L
How much is the price for locals?
29 December 2016|
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Response from cinnamonape |
I'm not sure there is a difference between Malaysian (non-scientists) and other "look-see" visitors. And the fees and charges appear to have doubled since 2015. Go to the Danum SEARRP site for a list of their old charges... More
Raeibecca P
hey all, may i ask hows the road condition there from tawau to danum valley forest reserve? can an SUV drive in to the forest reserve?
9 May 2016|
Response from Norazah A | Reviewed this property |
The road is good condition from Tawau to Lahad Datu however from Lahad Datu towards Danum Valley you have to drive via grovel road about 2 and a half hours before reach the lodge. 4WD or SUV is comfortable for this type of... More