The borneo nature lodge is a somewhat newer ecolodge in the Sukau rainforest on the Kinabatangan river. It can be reached by a two hour drive plus a five minute boatride from Sandakan - we had all of that arranged by Hotspot tours who did a good job. Included were two jungle cruises on the Kinabatangan river (for a one night package, unlike the previous reviewer) and one of the associated Oxbow lakes, one in the late afternoon and one in the early morning. On both cases significant amounts of wildlife could be observed including a herd of Elephants dining on the riverbank grasses. Apparantly this does not always happen, so we got lucky!
The lodge is very pleasant, partially solar powered and has airconditioning running until 10pm and quite reasonable comfort levels. A good quality dinner and breakfast buffet is served, and on the request of some Chinese Malaysian tourists from Kuala Lumpur, also fresh water fish were caught and prepared on the spot which apparantly is a rare and expensive delicacy in KL. Also we arrived in the middle of the afternoon due to flight schedules and were served a very nice light lunch made especially for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An eco-friendly lodge nestled along the riverbank of Kinabatangan river the longest and biggest river in Sabah.The Lower Kinabatangan is one of Sabah's most splendid natural treasures and the richest concentration of wildlife in South East Asia. The lodge has 12 rooms with an additional twin-sharing handicapped friendly room equipped with air-condition and attached bathroom. Appreciate the "Green" details practise by the lodge where at night all electrical items run on solar power. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Borneo Nature Lodge Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia