Nature and Adventure Tours in Borneo
Borneo Nature Tours is a specialist nature and adventure tour operator based in Sabah, Malaysia offering Borneo wildlife tours and adventure treks.
As one of Malaysia’s Borneo referred Nature and Adventure Tour Operator, we are proud to have an aspiring team which aims to exceed our client’s wildlife expectation in service delivery, product innovation and professionalism to make each and every stay in Sabah a truly unique and memorable experience.
Borneo Nature Tours also operates the “Award-Winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge” nestled in a magnificent setting alongside the Danum River flowing through Sabah’s largest protected lowland rainforest – Danum Valley Conservation Area with 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed tropical flora and fauna in the eastern part of Sabah. Borneo Nature Tours is also home to more than 340 Bird species, 120 mammal species, 72 reptile species, 56 amphibian species and a staggering 200 species of plants per hectare. From Borneo Nature Tours, tours feature Borneo rainforest tours and adventure treks into the Maliau Basin Conservation Area which is deemed the “Lost World of Sabah”.
Borneo Nature Tours has dedicated offices in Lahad Datu and Kota Kinabalu to support our nature and wildlife operations on the East and West coasts of Sabah.
Established in 1996, Borneo Nature Tours is a subsidiary of Sabah Foundation (Yayasan Sabah) Group of Companies.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) is privileged to be located in the heart of Danum Valley Conservation Area (DVCA), a Class 1 Protection Forest Reserve under the Sabah Forestry Enactment 1968. These are forests conserved for the protection of watershed and maintenance of the stability of the soil, water conservation, and other essential climatic and environmental factors. Logging and hunting are not permitted in this area. The area is also protected under Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 where visitors have to adhere to a list of restrictions in order to conserve the forests habitat.
Since 2004, BRL has been collaborating with Japanese researchers (Kyoto University) in the Danum Orangutan Research Project (DORP) to study the ecology and behaviour of orangutans in undisturbed primary lowland dipterocarp forest surrounding BRL. These research data of more than 10 years are continuously being analyzed to conserve our orangutan species in the wild.
The lodge daily operations are adapting Green Practices as part of its commitment to minimizing carbon footprint in the rainforest. Solar-powered water heaters are installed in most chalets. All the waste produced are segregated and recycled accordingly. There is no single-plastic usage, instead, reusable drinking bottles and biodegradable lunch boxes are being used. For cleaning, only eco-friendly detergents are used and wastewater is treated with Effective Micro Organism (EM) mudball. Guests amenities are made from natural ingredients.
There is also tree planting programs and dipterocarp seedlings transplantation for both in-house guests and BRL’s employees as part of BRL’s conservation effort and awareness.
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