Welcome to Danum Valley Conservation Area
This pristine rainforest is currently under the protection of Yayasan Sabah, a semigovernmental organisation tasked with both protecting and utilising the forest resources of Sabah. They say that at any given time, there are over a hundred scientists doing research in the Danum Valley. Accommodation has been expanded so more travellers can experience its rare delights with a capacity of up to 135 people. See the website of the South East Asia Rainforest Research (www.searrp.org) for more information on research occurring in the valley.
There are two lodging options in the Danum Valley: the Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL), and the Danum Valley Field Centre. You absolutely must have accommodation arranged with one of them before you visit – no dropping in. Danum is a jungle, and while one person's night drive/day walk might yield multiple sightings, another's can be sparse; it really is the luck of the draw.