Danum Valley

The Danum Valley was visited by Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012. So obviously, there is something special about this place.

The Danum Valley Conservation Area, 83km southwest of Lahad Datu, is blessed with a startling diversity of tropical flora and fauna. This vast Eden-like basin is home to the rare Sumatran Rhinoceros, orangutans, gibbons, mousedeer and the beautiful clouded leopard. But that's not all. The rare Wallace Flying Frog, as well as more than 120 species of mammals including 10 species of primates and some 270 species of birds populate the area.

The Danum Field Research Centre is located within this 440sq km forest reserve. The centre has evolved into one of the foremost rainforest research establishments in Southeast Asia. Its extensive facilities include permanent research plots and an extensive trail system, well-equipped analytical laboratories and state-of-the-art computer facilities.

Danum Valley also boasts one of the first eco-resorts in Sabah, the Borneo Rainforest Lodge. This comfortable resort has a restaurant, a bar and comfortable chalets overlooking the Danum River. Jungle treks, river swimming, bird watching, night jungle tours and excursions to nearby logging sites and timber mills are some of the activities offered here.

For more information, visit www.danumvalley.info