Region: Sabah

Rasa Ria Resort

Upmarket resort overlooking Dalit Bay near Kota Kinabalu

Shangri La Hotel

In the centre of Kota Kinabalu with views towards the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Marine Park and Mount Kinabalu in the distance.

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Widely regarded as one of the best wildlife lodges in Asia, set within Sabah’s largest protected lowland rainforest

Tabin Wildlife Resort

A rainforest haven in a sea of palm oil plantations, the 120,500-hectare Tabin Wildlife Reserve represents a refuge for some of Borneo’s rarest mammals and birds.

Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre

This world-renowned Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre works to rehabilitate orphaned or injured orang-utans back into the wild. Many of the released individuals return to the centre for supplementary feeding, affording wonderful close encounters. There is a resident Sumatran rhinoceros and the surrounding rainforest is home to pig-tailed macaques and large numbers of bird species. On night … Continued

Kinabatangan River

At a length of 560km this is the longest river in Sabah and offers a staggering amount of wildlife along its rainforest waterways and within its oxbow lakes. The area around Sukau is particularly renowned for proboscis monkeys which arrive in large groups at the trees of the river banks during late afternoon. Borneo pygmy … Continued

Mount Kinabalu

The Crocker Mountain Range dominates western Sabah and culminates in Mt Kinabalu at its northern tip. At 4,095 metres Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea and provides exhilarating but non-technical mountaineering. At its base, the Kinabalu National Park is one of the world’s most biodiverse reserves, with over 5000 … Continued

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

Set in a remote forest reserve near an internationally-important wetland, the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort offers access to an unspoilt region populated by local tribespeople and a wide array of wildlife.

Deramakot Forest Reserve

One of Sabah’s best wildlife watching destinations. Orang-utan, pygmy elephants, Banteng (wild cattle), proboscis monkeys and clouded leopards are just some of the iconic species that are found here.

Deramakot Forest Reserve

The huge 55,507 hectare Deramakot Forest Reserve is managed by the Sabah Forestry Department for conservation and sustainable forest management.  Just 10% of the forest is currently set aside for conservation and 90% is destined for reduced-impact logging.  It is hoped that increased tourism will shift the balance and encourage the government to allocate more … Continued

Gomantong Caves

Close to the Danum Valley, the Gomantong Caves are surrounded by primary rainforest (orang-utans are common here) and home to millions of bats and cave swiflets. The caves have a remarkable guano-based ecology and, at certain times of the year, local villagers can be observed precariously traversing the high cave walls on bamboo ladders as … Continued

Sepilok Nature Resort

Beautifully set in lush grounds within walking distance of Sepilok’s renowned orang-utan centre, sun bear centre and rainforest discovery centre

The Danum Valley Conservation Area

Covering 438 square kilometres of pristine dipterocarp rainforest, the Danum Valley is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas in all South East Asia. With its towering rainforest trees and stunning landscapes, the reserve holds a vast array of fauna including all ten of Sabah’s primate species, wild elephant, the beautiful clouded leopard and 275 … Continued

Bunga Raya Island Resort

A beautiful island retreat situated on Gaya Island not far off the coast from Kota Kinabalu

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

An ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of the Kinabtangan River.

Tanjung Aru Resort

Enjoys a quiet position by the sea overlooking the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Laban Rata Lodge

Sensational views down Mount Kinabalu and over the surrounding area

Abai Jungle Lodge

One of the most easily accessible forest lodges along the wildlife-rich Kinabatangan River