Nature and Adventure Tours in Borneo
Borneo Nature Tours is a specialist wildlife and adventure tour operator based in Sabah in the north of Borneo, Malaysia.
As one of Malaysia’s referred nature and adventure tour operators in Borneo, we are proud to have an expert team that aspires to exceed our client’s expectations in service delivery, product innovation and professionalism, to make each and every stay in Sabah a truly unique and memorable experience.
Borneo Nature Tours operates the award-winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge, nestled in a magnificent setting alongside the Danum river that flows through Sabah’s largest protected lowland rainforest, the Danum Valley Conservation Area, which encompasses 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed tropical flora and fauna in the eastern part of Sabah. The region is home to more than 340 bird species, 120 mammal species, 72 reptile species and 56 amphibian species, as well a staggering 200 types of plants per hectare. We offer rainforest tours and adventure treks into the Maliau Basin Conservation Area, which has been called the ‘Lost World of Sabah’.
Established in 1996, Borneo Nature Tours is a subsidiary of Sabah Foundation (Yayasan Sabah) Group of Companies. We have dedicated offices in Lahad Datu and Kota Kinabalu to support our nature and wildlife operations on the east and west coasts of Sabah.
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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