We stayed here for two nights during our Borneo Tour. We were 2 of a group of 23 and as there were only a few lodges we all had the place to ourselves.
The rooms were basic but comfortable. It is not the cleanest place I have stayed, but a little bit of dirt never hurt any one.
The food was the best I experienced during my whole time in Borneo. Breakfast was to die for. The biggest omelettes ever, all freshly cooked in front of you, hash browns, beans, bacon etc, fruit, toast and preserves, juice tea & coffee. Lunch was a soup, two or three choices of a main with rice and salad, fruit and desserts and similar in the evening.
As we were travelling as part of an escorted tour, three mini river cruises were included. Between us there were three motor boats which took us up and down the river in search of wildlife. We saw loads. Proboscis monkeys, long tailed monkeys, hornbills, egrits and eagles. We saw a couple of baby crocodiles and a big beastie. About 20 foot long. Didn't get too close to that one. We were lucky enough to see an orang-utan in the wild, but it was high up in the trees and too far away for photos, But the unmistakable orange was there. The icing on the cake was the elephant. We had almost given up hope of seeing any. They were definitely there as we could smell them and hear them behind the trees crackling the branches as they moved about and they were trumpeting to each other. After about 20 min/30 min a baby displayed its trunk through the bushes, and then a bigger elephant swiped the baby back into trees and came out down to the river bank. It had a drink and munched on the reeds and sprayed water over itself. It was sooo good to see it in its natural environment I almost cried.
There was also a night walk and a night river cruise available at an extra cost. There was not much to do between cruises but it was nice just to sit out on the lodge terraces, or wander down to the jetty and do a bit of fishing with the boat boys. The boat boys did a brilliant job by the way.
I still can't get over the fact that I was lucky enough to visit this place.
Thank you so much to all at the lodge :-) xx