The Danum Valley Conservation Area, 83km south-west of Lahad Datu
, is blessed with a startling diversity of tropical flora and fauna. This vast Eden-like basin is home to the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, orang utans, gibbons, mousedeer and the beautiful clouded leopard. Some 270 species of birds have been recorded in the area. The Danum Field Research Centre is located within the confines of the 440sq km forest reserve.
It also boasts one of the first eco-resorts in Sabah, known as the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. This comfortable resort has a restaurant, bar and comfortable chalets overlooking the Danum River. Jungle treks, river swimming, bird watching, night jungle tours and excursions to nearby logging sites and timber mills are some of the activities offered here.
By Car or 4WD:
The journey from Lahad Datu takes two hours, with the first 15km being the main Lahad Datu-Tawau
road. The rest of the ride is on an unsealed but well-maintained private logging road.
Who To Contact:
Sabah Tourism Office
Phone: +6088-248 698 / 211