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ok, we are fairly well travelled but have never used the 'once in a life time experience' tag.
First thing, accommodation is basic, food is basic, living standards are basic.
BUT this is the appeal of the Field Centre.
Our first afternoon we trekked for...More
We went through Sticky Rice and I really dont have enough good things to say about them... But first, accommodation.
This was the only thing you could potentially give out about, however, this center was not built with tourists in mind and therefore it...More
Despite what most people think, you can go to DVFC on your own! However it is a logistical nightmare. I would give the fantastic primary rainforest of Danum 5 stars, but the booking system leaves something to be desired. Booking Danum alone is by far...More
We had an amazing time in Danum Valley. It's a peaceful retreat in a vast forest that is as old as it gets. Being surrounded by passionate people and a research environment only improved our experience.
Doing it on your own is slightly fiddly. Best...More
Located in the ancient lowland dipterocarp forest of Danum Valley, the field centre is the most comfortable rainforest accommodation I've ever stayed in (but perhaps I'm not the best judge, as the last time I spent any extended time in a rainforest, it was in...More
Yes, you don't need to book beforehand. I think they recommend at least half a days' notice, though. If you wanted to book a ranger (they don't call them guides) for the evening you arrive, you could possibly request one at... More
Yes, you don't need to book beforehand. I think they recommend at least half a days' notice, though. If you wanted to book a ranger (they don't call them guides) for the evening you arrive, you could possibly request one at the DVFC in Lahad Datu before your transfer. Otherwise, organise for all other walks/drives when you get there