After spending almost a week on the road travelling from Sandakan to Lahad Datu, we came to our last destination in our schedule. On the 17th-19th of April, we had the chance to stay at the award-winning Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) which is run by Borneo Nature Tours (BNT), situated in the heart of Danum Valley. BNT began operations since 1996, and is a subsidiary of Sabah Foundation Group of Companies (Yayasan Sabah). BRL is situated alongside the Danum River, flowing through the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah's largest protected lowland rainforest which covers 43, 800 hectares and comprises almost entirely of lowland dipterocarp forest.
From the BNT office in Lahad Datu town, the assigned driver will then drive you to BRL. Danum in itself is a beautiful place, a picturesque destination with trees in abundance. The journey to BRL takes approximately 2 hours and a half, from Lahad Datu town. The road on the way is quite bumpy, but I assure you, the drivers are all very experienced and will make the journey as comfortable as possible for you.