A jungle lodge or a homestay can be the best way to really experience the wildlife and culture in the more remote parts of Borneo.
They range in quality from very simple to very comfortable and we'd be more than happy to talk to you and work out what would be right for you. We usually recommend a night or two, coupled with a luxury hotel to return back to. Variety is the spice of life after all and you really can enjoy experiences that you would miss otherwise.
Without any help, these places are tricky to work into a tour but our expert consultants have been there and would love to assist you in planning your holiday.
Abai Jungle Lodge, Kinabatangan River
A fantastic jungle experience. Stay in wooden chalets on stilts and experience wildlife aside the Kinabatangan River. Just 1.5 hours from Sandakan.
Borneo Nature Lodge, Kinabatangan River
On the banks of the Kinabatangan River, the Borneo Nature Lodge offers an eco-friendly base for wildlife viewing.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Located in one of the country's most bio diverse and unique areas with its own canopy walkway.
Field Centre, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Whilst not a hotel in the conventional sense, this field centre provides an excellent base for exploring this magnificent rainforest.
Gayana Eco Resort, Kinabatangan River
Nature-focussed indulgence on Pulau Gaya Island, just off Kota Kinabalu.
Iban Longhouse, Kuching
A unique experience, staying at an Iban Longhouse is a great way to get an insight into the lives of indigenous tribe.
Kapalai Sipadan Dive Resort, Semporna Archipelago
A truly extraordinary stilted village dive resort a short boat journey from the islands of Sipadan and Mabul on the east coast of Borneo.
Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort, Kinabatangan River
Tranquil off-the-beaten track resort is wonderful for wildlife spotting and relaxing.
Laban Rata Guest House, Mount Kinabalu
Laban Rata offers lodgings with spectacular views and welcoming warm meals on your way up Mount Kinabalu.
Lemanak Longhouse, Batang Ai National Park
Named after the nearby Lemanak River, this long-house home-stay experience allows visitors to gain insight into tribal life in rural Borneo.
Maranjak Longhouse, Kudat
A traditional long-house made from split bamboo, palm leaves and other local materials. It makes for an authentic tribal experience.
MY Nature Resort, Sepilok
Eco-chalets set in the oldest tropical rainforest in the world only a 10 minute walk from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre for orangutans.
Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat, Sepilok
Paganakan Dii offers a tranquil escape from bustling cosmopolitan life in Borneo's lush rainforest.
Rungus Longhouse, Kudat
An authentic tribal home-stay experience in a bamboo stilted building set in a local village. Whilst amenities are basic, the activities on offer are unique.
Sepilok Nature Resort, Kabili-Sepilok Forest , Sepilok
In the Kabili-Sepilok Jungle, lodge style accommodation, good food, and a very special atmosphere.
Serubah Longhouse, Batang Ai National Park
An authentic tribal long-house located on the Lemanak River in the middle of a rainforest, it makes for a truly unique experience for all who stay.
Tabin Wildlife Resort , Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Come here for clean and basic budget lodge accommodation in Borneo's Tabin Wildlife Reserve.