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Covering 43 square kilometres, the Danum Valley Conservation Area has been set up to protect the region from the ravages of the logging industry.

A two-hour car journey from the nearest town of Lahad Datu, the rainforest here has an isolated and pristine beauty all of its own. From the viewpoints along the treetop canopy, dense jungle foliage and dramatic mountains stretch for miles on every side and it is easy to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Wildlife of the Danum Valley

Gibbon, Danum Valley, Malaysian BorneoA nature lover’s paradise, the area is known for its huge variety of birds and other wildlife. It is possible to spot wild cats, orangutans, macaques, gibbons, red leaf monkeys, pygmy elephants and — if you are very lucky — the rare clouded leopard. The canopy walkway is a great way to experience life in the treetops where much of the wildlife is to be found.

A number of jungle trails are available, including the trek to the viewpoint which passes Coffin Cliff, an ancient Kadazan Dusun burial site.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Danum Valley

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Danum Valley, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Danum Valley

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Danum Valley. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Danum Valley

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Danum Valley, and which use the best local guides.

    • Danum Valley Night Safari
      Harlequin frog, Danum Valley, Malaysian Borneo

      Danum Valley Night Safari

      Danum Valley Night Safari

      Join one of the park's open-top 4x4 safari vehicles and head out on a shared night safari through the dense rainforest with a driver and guide.

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