Accommodation at the Danum Valley Conservation Area is provided at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge and the Danum Valley Field Centre. The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is a premiere accommodation facility providing a hint of luxury and comfort during your stay in Danum Valley. The Danum Valley Field Centre was established primarily as a base for researchers and scientists as they do their field work in the forest. Today the Field Centre provides basic but comfortable lodging for keen naturalists visiting the forest.
DANUM VALLEY ON A BUDGET
DANUM VALLEY FIELD CENTRE
The Danum Valley Field Centre was established in 1986 as a facility for conducting research and supporting scientists in rainforest studies. Today, it’s one of the leading field centers in Southeast Asia, fully equipped with laboratories, a conference room, researcher living quarters, dorms, camp grounds, and a cafeteria. As a research centre first and foremost, it was not originally designed with tourists in mind, but over the years, the privilege of staying there has been extended to keen naturalists and independent travelers.
DANUM VALLEY ON A BUDGET
Located strategically near the gate of Danum Valley Field Centre, INFAPRO is a tree nursery project base that is responsible for replanting areas of forest that have been logged in the past. When accommodation in Danum Valley Field Centre is full or closed, we use INFAPRO as an alternative.
Rooms at INFAPRO are comfortable and clean with ensuite bathrooms, hot water, air conditioning, and 24 hour electricity. Food is simple and tasty. The accommodation is just a half an hour drive to Danum Valley Field Centre (DVFC), and this is where all activities take place - spend the day with your guide exploring the extensive network of trails during early morning, late afternoon and night walks. If that isn’t exciting enough, the added advantage of staying at INFAPRO is the opportunity to spot wildlife during safari drives - early morning, afternoons as well as night drives.
DANUM VALLEY LUXURY
Borneo Rainforest Lodge
The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is the epitome of jungle indulgence. With tastefully designed rooms and common areas, personalized service, sumptuous food, and well-trained guides, you cannot go wrong at this environmentally-friendly boutique jungle lodge. Choose between a standard chalet, deluxe or premium deluxe river chalets, with the river chalets offering a soaking tub on the balcony overlooking the Danum River. You can opt to do as much or as little as you want during your time there – explore the excellent canopy walk, hike the coffin trail to see Orang Sungai burial coffins, or simply lounge on your balcony and take in the lushness of the jungle. A Borneo Rainforest Lodge experience comes with a premium price, and with limited capacity for seventy guests, it gets booked up very early during the busy months of April, July and August. It is recommended for visitors of all ages who want to add a touch of luxury to their rainforest experience, and is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your stay in Borneo.