This was the highlight of our trip to Borneo. The lodge itself was great (we weren't bothered by the lack of air con - it was amazing how they have these lodges set up to keep cool without it - and it's surely better to acclimatise and reduce carbon emissions at the same time?). Our guide Azmil was fantastic, really knowledgeable and fun to spend time with. We saw Orang utans on 4 separate occasions while we were here. The guides have a great system where they will alert each other to what they have spotted so they can lead you there. We saw an amazing array of animals (a sleeping flying lemur and incredibly well camouflaged horned toad to name two that we would have completely missed without Azmil pointing them out!), and possibly got growled at by a clouded leopard on the night walk...
This lodge is more expensive than some of the others, but if you're going all the way to Borneo you will really miss out if you don't go for it - it was worth every penny for the experience and the memories. We booked our tour through Borneo Adventure who were really helpful and efficient.
We were also impressed by the quality and range of food on the buffet here - we were a bit worried about what the standard would be but we were very impressed - plenty of local food to try, but also a whole range of cuisines from other parts of the world if you preferred.
If you're thinking of going - just do it, you won't regret it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A low density Jungle Lodge with 31 Twin Sharing Chalets located in the largest Conservation Area in Sabah which is home to 275 species of birds, 110 species of mammals & one of the oldest virgin rainforest in the world. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Borneo Rainforest Hotel Sabah