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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
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
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
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