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Danum Valley

The Danum Valley is great for families and arguably Borneo’s premier wildlife location. Wildlife here includes Sabah’s ten species of primate (including orang-utan), Asian elephant, banteng, Sumatran rhinoceros, clouded leopard, marbled cat, flat-headed cat and Malay sun bear.

More common species include bearded pig, lesser and greater mouse-deer, the endemic Bornean yellow, and Bornean red muntjac, and sambar. Early mornings are the best time to enjoy the canopy walkway. Here a tree-top view of the forest provides a spectacular alternative perspective and great birdwatching opportunities: various hornbills, barbets and broadbills may be seen as well as the enigmatic and endemic Bornean bristlehead. And, importantly, Danum offers perhaps the best chance of seeing a wild orang-utan, especially when one of the large wild durian trees is in fruit. After dark, night walks and vehicle rides offer a window into the secretive world of the forests nocturnal creatures – greater mouse deer, giant flying squirrels and culugo are often seen.