Welcome to Danum Valley Conservation Area
Comprising 440 sq km of central Sabah, the Danum Valley Conservation Area is home to a mind-blowing spectrum of creatures: orangutans, tarsiers, sambar deer, bearded pigs, flying squirrels, king cobras, proboscis monkeys, red-leaf monkeys, gibbons and pygmy elephants, though you'd be lucky to spot most of them. The area is also known for its medium-sized cats, with the beautifully marked clouded leopard spotted on night drives, as well as the flat-headed cat, marbled cat, leopard cat and cartoon-like bay cat. This almost impenetrable arboreal fortress is watered by Sungai Segama and shaded by 70m-high old-growth trees and 1093m-high Mt Danum. Recognised as one of the world's most complex ecosystems, a new species of plant is found by scientists here every week. Your alarm clock is the dawn chorus of gibbons, the chainsaw drone of cicadas is the soundtrack for breathless afternoons, and the shrill of crickets is your bedtime cue.