Rungus Tribal Homestay,
Borneo, Borneo (Sabah)
Info : Rungus Tribal Homestay
The Rungus people are a subsistence group residing primarily in northern Sabah, particularly around the small port town of Kudat
Considered one of the most traditional ethnic groups in Sabah, the Rungus tend to live communally in Longhouses with each family having its own separate quarters off a common hall. Made almost entirely of bamboo, the houses are built about 3-4ft from the ground on stilts, protecting the building from flooding and animal damage.
Spending the night with the villagers here is a great experience, providing the opportunity to gain some real insight into the hardships and to experience the highs of living as a Rungus tribesperson too. You can even tie it in with a trip to the most northerly tip of Borneo too.
From the very first contact last autumn when my wife and I started to plan, we received prompt advice and answers to our many questions from Harriet. Our final itinerary was quite complex, but went without a hitch and we had a most enjoyable and interesting experience.