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Danum Valley Conservation Area

The Danum Valley Conservation Area
Pygmy Elephants, Danum Valley
Hornbill, Sabah

The Danum Valley Conservation Area protects a pocket of primary rainforest the size of Singapore with one of the world's most complex ecosystems, and contains the highest concentration of wild Orang-utans anywhere. The only development in the reserve is a nature lodge and field centre, which is one of the leading tropical rainforest research stations in South East Asia.

Danum Valley is the largest remaining habitats for Borneo's most endangered species including the Sumatran rhino, Borneo pygmy elephant and clouded leopard, and over 275 bird species have been recorded. Accommodation at Danum Valley is available at the superb Borneo Rainforest Lodge, set against the backdrop of a thick blanket of virgin rainforest hanging over a meandering river. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation in stilted bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, polished wooden floors, ceiling fans and balconies, some with river views.

The lodge has a fleet of modern vehicles and a team of expert naturalist guides for the activities on offer. There are walking trails with varying lengths and degrees of difficulty from a gentle stroll along raised wooden platforms close to the lodge, to a more strenuous trek to the mountaintop burial site of a tribal leader. Other excursions include the nearby canopy walkway, or a visit to the Danum Valley Field Centre.

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