Discover Borneo at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River – What’s Cool? What’s Not?

What the experience is all about

River Cruising with Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah
River Cruising with Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah [Credit:
Joffonnie Marius]

Visit the Kinabatangan River basin in Malaysian Borneo to wander among some of the planet’s most unusual species: orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and pygmy elephants.

And which better place to experience the basin than at the Sukau Rainforest Lodge, which lies along the Kinabatangan River, the first National Geographic Unique Lodge in the world.

This award winning eco-lodge was built with the vision of blending the experience of living in a rainforest and comfort of visitors. Sukau is built of local hardwood which blends in beautifully with the surrounding environment.

Wild Orang Utan along the Kinabatangan River, Sabah
Wild Orang Utan along the Kinabatangan River, Sabah [Source: FB]

Cruise in small river boats to get closer to wildlife that congregates at the river’s edge, walk in the nature, take excursions with the experienced guides, and discover more about the jungles of Borneo by listening to talks given by the very people who have dedicated their life to preserving the basin.

What You Get

Available lodging options: From superior rooms to luxury villas

Villa at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah
Villa at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah [Source: FB]

Bathroom options: All options come with attached bathrooms

Cheapest option: RM1425 for 3 days and 2 nights in a superior room (includes tours, meals, airport pickup)

Most expensive option: RM2330 for 3 days and 2 nights in a luxury villa (includes tours, meals, airport pickup)

Meal arrangements: All meals are included in packages

Riverside dining at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah
Riverside dining at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah [Source: FB]

Day trips available: No

What can we do there? Spot wildlife (Orang Utans, pygmy elephants, hornbills, civets, flying squirrels, monkeys) on river tours, take a stroll into the jungle on elevated boardwalk, swim in the pool, nighttime river cruise, visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Bornean Pygmy Elephants, Hornbill Boardwalk, Sandakan Memorial Park, Rainforest Discovery Centre, visit Gomatong caves, star gazing

Jungle Boardwalk at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah
Jungle Boardwalk at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan River, Sabah [Source: FB]

Reviews

What people love: Magical location, great staff, knowledgable guides that spoke English well, well organized, great service, proximity wildlife, food, clean and fantastic accommodations, unique experience, boardwalk, beautiful view from restaurant, boat tours, night tour, clear skies at night, relaxing

What people wish were different: Lack of vegan food options

Experience levels if you go for the most basic option shown in table below:

Adventure LevelMaximum
Nature ImmersionMaximum
Cultural ImmersionMedium
Relaxation LevelMaximum
Roughing itMinimum
Suitable for young children?Yes, absolutely!
Mobile connectivityYes (Free WiFi in public areas)

Location & Contact

Location:
Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangan District, Sandakan, Sabah

URL: www.sukau.com

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