Danum Valley protected forest reserve is one of the largest swathes of primary lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Borneo, set aside for wildlife conservation, research and education.

It is one of the most reliable locations for wildlife sightings, with recent studies putting the number of orangutans in the area at around 500, but accommodation must be booked in advance as it is limited.

Visitors can spend time walking nature trails, taking guided jungle treks or night wildlife excursions, canopy walks and birdwatching. If you're lucky, and quiet enough, you might pass orangutans swinging through the trees. It is not uncommon to spot clouded leopards and sun bears during night treks, as well as the weird and wonderful, bulging-eyed western tarsier.


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