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    Danum Valley Field Center

    Jalan Danum Valley Conservation Area, Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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    • Very good22%
    • Average17%
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    • Terrible7%
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    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

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    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

    2  Thank Spagetti68
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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

    2  Thank Meg M
    Reviewed 10 August 2017

    Some friends and I stayed for 4 nights at the Danum Valley Field Centre in August 2017. We booked a double room and as well stayed in the hostel, both accommodations were in good condition. In terms of food and beverages; considering being in the...More

    1  Thank RaphaWalker
    Reviewed 1 August 2017

    As many other reviewers have mentioned here, this is not an easy place to book into when you don't book through a tour group. Their complicated booking procedure probably keeps away a lot of independent travelers. I guess, because it's a working research centre, attracting...More

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    • Lahad Datu
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    • Danum Valley Field Center Lahad Datu, Malaysia - Sabah
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    PerthDiver72
    7 September 2017|
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    Response from Meg M | Reviewed this property |
    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
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    28 August 2017|
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    Response from Anywhere4Animals | Reviewed this property |
    You'll need to schedule your own guides. We used Sticky Rice. I wouldn't recommend going without guides. I'm not sure who has access to canopy walk but I believe it's everyone.
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    22 January 2017|
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    Response from AlexC5 | Reviewed this property |
    Shouldn't be a problem as long as the Elephants don't come by. I would not be making the journey without a decent 4x4 though. locals do it in a small bus but wont be pleasant.
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    "The hostel dorms are quite a long walk (8-10mins) from the dining area, but there are good wildlife spotting..."
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    "Chalet is only type of room with aircon"
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    "dont go when its busy!!!!!"
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    "Chalet Great Argus is v close to the dining hall and al walks."
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