Far removed from human habitation and palm oil plantations, the Danum Valley is renowned for its rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Covering 43,800 hectares, the Danum Valley Conservation Area is recognized as one of the world’s most complex ecosystems, lying within the upper reaches of Sabah’s second largest river, the Segama, and its tributaries. Fanning buttressed Dipterocarp trees dwarf the nearby chalets, rising nearly 230 feet in the air and comprising nearly 90% of the conservation area. This pristine rainforest is also home to more than 340 species of birds, 124 species of mammals, 72 species of reptiles, 56 species of amphibians and a staggering 200 species of plants per hectare. During the days we are in Danum you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Hike to a panoramic overlook of the forest, and swim in a swirling natural pool.
- Explore the conservation area on guided jungle walks with experienced resident naturalists through towering Dipterocarp forest and wild orangutan habitat.
- Explore and photograph the rainforest and abundant birds of the canopy on the 170 meter long hanging bridges walkway.
- Take night drives and walks in search of nocturnal wildlife.
- Inner tube down the Segama river and under the forest canopy
- Take advantage of the opportunity for extensive wildlife photography.