Unfortunately, with so many threats to Borneo’s rainforests in this day and age, the vast forests of this tropical island are rapidly diminishing. There are, however, still some great places to visit to see some of the worlds most endangered wildlife on this beautiful tropical island.
THE MIST-SHROUDED FORESTS OF BORNEO - THE MOST ANCIENT FORESTS OF THE WORLD - are awe-inspiring.
Probably one of the most sought after locations in Borneo being part of the Danum Valley Conservation Area With canopy walkways, forest tracks, running rivers and the beautiful comfort of Borneo Rainforest Lodge, this is one not to be missed (but book early as it is in high demand!). Danum offers a variety of resident wildlife including the ever elusive Asian elephants (often seen on night drives), a healthy population of wild orangutans, howling gibbons through the morning forest mists and a fair few leeches to!
TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE
Often overlooked for its more popular cousin Danum, Tabin is still a great jungle destination. A popular home for elephants as well as orangutans (not such high densities as Danum), Tabin offers more of a wilderness experience with a variety of nature trails that get you off the beaten track. Tabin Wildlife Resort is the best place to stay with forest bungalows overlooking the river below.
One of the best places in Borneo to see orangutans in the wild
Whilst this is not a traditional rainforest as such (due to huge logging having taken place), most of your safaris take place in boats along the river. Along the way, you can hope to see macaques, proboscis monkeys, orangutans, elephants, crocodiles and a variety of tropical birdlife. At Natural World Safaris we always endeavour to put you in the right place at the right time in order to maximise your wildlife experience; to this extent we recommend the picturesque Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge
, which offers not high-end luxury but charm, sustainability and full immersion in the glorious natural surroundings.