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SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA

LAHAD DATU : Danum Valley

 
 

DANUM VALLEY

LUSH WONDERS OF NATURE

 

Lahad Datu District

One of the last remaining reserves of primary lowland rainforest, this 438 sq. km. area is said to have the world?s most complex eco-system.

 

On a sprawling 438 square kilometer undisturbed land, 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Lahad Datu, lies nature?s jewel called the Danum Valley Conservation Area. This conservation area boasts one of the richest conservation areas in the world with over 200 species of tree per hectare thriving in it. Recognized as one of the world?s most complex ecosystem, this forest serves as a natural home for endangered wildlife species such as the Sumatran rhino, banteng, Asian elephant, clouded leopard, orang utan, proboscis monkey, as well as a vast range of Sabah?s lowland fauna.

 

A nominal fee that contributes toward conservation activities is charged upon entrance

to Danum Valley.

 
 

Being remote from human habitation and almost alien to modern civilization makes the Danum Valley Conservation Area is a naturalists? paradise. Drink in the beauty of this virgin forest by taking nature walks with experienced naturalists through tranquil rivervine and lowland dipterocarp forest. Avid birdwatchers will appreciate the 170-meter-long and 27-meter-high canopy walkway which offers a peek into abundant bird life in the forest canopy. The Danum Valley Conservation Area also has beautiful waterfalls and rivers including Sungai Purut 7-tiered pools - one of the most spectacular waterfalls and pools found in Danum Valley Conservation Area. Here, visitors also get the chance to visit an ancient Kadazandusun burial site, complete with belian coffins and ceramic spirit jars. Three burial sites have been discovered in Danum Valley?two near the field centre and one below the cliff, overlooking Borneo Rainforest Lodge. On the way down, visitors can take a dip in the jacuzzi pool that is leech-free and safe for swimming. Later in the evening, go for a wildlife watching night drive in an open jeep. Depending on luck, wildlife photography enthusiasts will get an excellent opportunity to catch snapshots of the elusive wild inhabitants of the Danum Valley Conservation Area. Be more enlightened about nature and wildlife by watching an educational video and slide presentations. Those planning extensive wildlife photography are recommended to stay for at least 3 days to have better success at finding wild animals frolicking about.

 
 

MUST DO

  • Enjoy a nature walk in the virgin rainforest

  • Watch birds from the 170m-long canopy walkway

  • Trek to the seven tiered Sungai Purut waterfalls

  • visit an ancient Kadazandusun burial site

  • Go on a night drive in an open jeep to catch sight of nocturnal animals

 
 

TOUR TIPS

Overnight stays are advised to better appreciate the variety of wildlife. Viewing platforms and the 27-metre high tree-top canopy walkway give a majestic view of the forest and is perfect for bird-watching. Engage an experienced guide to lead you on a night drive in search of nocturnal creatures or to trek over the 50 km. of hiking trail through forest and riverine habitats.

 
 
GETTING THERE

An untouched paradise in the heart of the natural world, it is located 80 km. inland from Lahad Datu. A journey by car takes 2 hours but permits have to be obtained beforehand. A better alternative would be to arrange for transport with local tour agents.

 
 
 
LAHAD DATU : Danum Valley
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA