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Hi there, we just wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff at Borneo Trails for making our trip to Sabah really special. Our stay at the Borneo Nature Lodge was very enjoyable and the food was great. But our guide Jame made the whole thing worthwhile. His knowledge and expertise in spotting animals and birds was amazing, and his overall enthusiasm was fantastic (and infectious)...

Tracey and Alan Bird
11th Mar 2014


Dear Dan, It has been a great pleasure visiting your lodge. After approx. 2,5 hours driving in a car, then 5 min. in a boat - we were welcomed by you all, especially the juice and a hot wet cloth. The lunch was served in a nice dining room with air condition - a very nice and tasty lunch according to Scandinavian customs'. On the whole lodge the atmosphere was very calm and nice, so we really got the feeling that we were in the middle of the rainforest...

Ulla Ebsen and Mark Lange
8th Feb 2014


Hi, we stayed in the Borneo nature lodge from 29th until 31st December 2013 and would like to let you know that we have had a great time. You took good care of us and made us feel 'at-home' in your lodge. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. The food was also very very good. Enak sekali. We are sending you a picture of us on the evening that you decorated our table...

Marc and Natascha Ambrosius
17th Jan 2014


Bernadette, Sorry it has taken me this long, but at last I have done it! Thanks for your help in arranging the early trip home from Sandakan. It was a shame we missed the Island, as we both were looking forward to laying back and relaxing but the rest of the trip was really good. Phillip was a real help and knew about every question we had! He helped make the Kota Kinabalu section of the trip really enjoyable...

Steve and Lea White
5th Dec 2013


Good morning Esther. Thank you so much for organising our trip down to Sandakan. Everything worked so well and went very smooth. Having 2 days at Kundasung was needed. The Heritage Hotel was okay and it looks like it is going through a process of renovation. Their service was personal and lovely. We booked seats on a Tung Ma Express bus and was able to pick that up at the bottom of the hill...

Chris and Michelle
2nd Jul 2013


I just wanted to send you an email to pass on my thanks for arranging our trip in Sabah last week. We had an amazing time at Sepilok, Sukau and Tabin, with the opportunity to see and experience a huge variety of wildlife. Our guides were fantastically knowledgeable in relation to the animals we saw and the habitats in which they live which made our experience all the more valuable...

Ashley D Price x 2 adults + 1 child (6 yrs old)
29th - 31st Mar 2013


We had a fantastic stay here. The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. This was the highlight of our honeymoon!!! Thanks to all for making it so special. We will be recommending you to all our friends.

Patrick & Jane Guerin (Ireland)
8th Jun 2012


Your place is a delight - wonderful location - excellent service - nice people - relaxed atmosphere.

It is highly recommended. Thanks very much.

Jen Hendrik Nybo (Copenhagen, Denmark)
8th Jun 2012


To all the crew @ BNL, keep up the great work showing & sharing the magic of this place with the rest of the world. It is a jewel that should be looked after!

Kip & Merete Jeffery (Elwood UK/Australia)
31st May 2012


Thank you so much for an amazing stay - you're really thought about all the little things that make somewhere feel welcoming - from cold towels and drinks on arrival to flip flops in the rooms! We loved the river cruise and wish we could stay longer.

Louise & Eliot Solarz (UK)
30th May 2012

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Borneo Nature Lodge - Keeping it Green & Natural

Nestled along the riverbank of Kinabatangan River lies Borneo Nature Lodge - an eco-friendly resort, offering the comfort without compromising the green. A natural haven for the outdoor enthusiast, Borneo Nature Lodge is your ideal lodging as you explore the melting pot of wildlife found here in Sukau.

The lower Kinabatangan is one of Sabah's most splendid natural treasures and the area is teeming with many rare and endangered animals from the fascinating proboscis monkey, Orang Utan, the estuarine crocodile, and a spectacular assembly of birdlife and if you are lucky, you might even come across the Borneo Pygmy Elephant.

A river cruise is the best way to spot these 'local residents' - an adventure you won't soon forget! Conservation in the Kinabatangan floodplain also fulfills Malaysia's pledge as a signatory to the Ramsar Convention to promote the wise use of wetlands. Currently, the lower Kinabatangan wetlands represent the largest remaining forested floodplain in Malaysia.

The Kinabatangan River is also rich in history and culture. For centuries, the floodplain contributed to economic progress in which it is believed that the river was an important link between Chinese and Bornean traders which dates back to earliest recorded Chinese voyage to Borneo in 631 AD.

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Tourists to Malaysia's Kinabatangan region may now put their eco-beliefs into practice. More
Tree planting activity at Borneo Nature Lodge (BNL) are in support of the government's initiative to make a wildlife corridor for the animals at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. More

The only lodge in Kinabatangan rated 2 Star by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia

Tour Packages

Tour Code: BNL001More

Sukau (Kinabatangan Wilflife Santuary) Day Trip

Tour Code: BNL002More

Gomantong Cave & Sukau (Kinabatangan Wildlife Santuary) Day Trip

Tour Code: BNL003More

Sepillok Orang Utan & Sukau Kinabatangan Wildlife Santuary Day Trip

Tour Code: BNL004More

1 Day / 1 Night Sukau Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

Tour Code: BNL005More

2 Days / 1 Night Sukau (Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary & Ox-Bow Lake)

Tour Code: BNL006More

2 Days / 1 Night Sepilok, Sukau & Gomantong Cave

Tour Code: BNL007More

2 Days / 1 Night Sepilok, Sukau, Gomantong Cave & Sandakan City Tour

Tour Code: BNL008More

3 Days / 2 Nights Sukau Kinabatangan & Ox-Bow Lake

Tour Code: BNL009More

3 Days / 2 Nights Sepilok, Orang Utan, Sukau Kinabatangan, Ox-Bow Lake & Gomantong Cave

Tour Code: BNL0010More

3 Days / 2 Nights Sepilok Orang Utan, Sukau Kinabatangan, Ox-Bow Lake, Gomantong Cave & City Tour

Tour Code: BNL0011More

3 Days / 2 Nights Selingan, Sepilok, Sukau & Gomantong Cave

Tour Code: BNL0012More

3 Days / 2 Nights Selingan, Sepilok, Sukau, Gomantong Cave & Sandakan City Tour

Tour Code: BNL0013More

4 Days / 3 Nights Selingan, Sepilok, Sukau, Ox - Bow Lake, Gomantong Cave & Sandakan City Tour