Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort
Set in a remote forest reserve near an internationally-important wetland, the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort offers access to an unspoilt region populated by local tribespeople and a wide array of wildlife. A raised walkway leads between the buildings at the resort where ten tastefully designed twin cabins provide luxurious air/conditioned accommodation.
Spacious and bright, they have dark, wooden floors, white linens and bright bed throws and cushions in locally-made fabrics. Each has an outdoor seating area where many of the animals of the wetlands (deer, wild pigs etc) can be seen. Other facilities include an open dining area, a library and a lounge with cane and bamboo sofas. The food is good and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The local freshwater swamps and mangrove forest are home to orangutan, langurs and rhinoceros hornbill along with a diverse mix of tropical plant life. Activities include day and night river safaris, jungle walks and visits to the local Orang Sungai people.
All rooms are equipped with fan, private bathroom with hot & cold shower, shampoo, soap and toilet papers. Free Wifi internet access within restaurant area, Laundry service is available at a fee. The resort has its’ own 24 hours security personnel. 24 hours electricity is supplied by solar panels and a generator.
The local freshwater swamps and mangrove forest are home to orangutan, langurs and rhinoceros hornbill along with a diverse mix of tropical plant life. Deer and wild pigs can be seen around the boardwalks by day. At night your can see nocturnal wildlife like the diminutive mouse deer, roosting birds and the extraordinary-looking colugo
Boat excursions, village visits and night walks are all included in the price here.
The boardwalks behind the lodge are a great place to wander between boat trips. You might see deer, birds and wild pigs but don’t forget to look also down as the forest floor is dotted with semi-aquatic plants including a large number of insectivorous pitcher plants.
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We had a brilliant trip to Borneo and (apart from Clouded Leopard) we saw everything we anticipated and more. If we were doing it again we would probably add another night or two to Deramakot and leave rest the same. Deramakot is a fantastic location, so remote and peaceful. Accommodation is basic but adequate considering the location. We were actually the only guests there most of the time.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge – fantastic location, enhanced by our upgrade to a deluxe chalet with a view across the river. We woke at 5am on the first morning and watched a male Orangutan vacate his nest in the tree right above us and climb down nearer to us and start finding his breakfast while we were in the outside bath! Amazing.