If you have a keen eye for nature and passion for conservation, the Danum Valley Conservation Area is the right destination for you in Malaysia. Known as Danum Valley for short, it is one of the largest protected areas in the rain forest region of Sabah. Naturalists can look forward to excellent flora and fauna in a pristine setting. The rain forest in Borneo is known to host rare animals together with endangered species of wildlife and plants. An example of rare species of animals to find here include Bornean pygmy elephant, Sumatran rhino, Leaf monkey, Bornean Gibbon and Clouded leopard. The list of unique animals to find here is very long.
Bird lovers will be delighted to learn that there are over 340 species of birds in this protected haven. When it comes to mammals, there are more than 124 species. Reptiles are also not left behind because you can expect 72 species of reptiles and 56 species of amphibians. Danum Valley also gives you over 15,000 species of plants and the offerings are simply amazing. The rain forest is uniquely untouched to give visitors an authentic tour of unspoiled natural ambiance. For the ultimate jungle experience, this location has a field center where scientists and researchers are based. It is a great learning experience for anyone looking to widen their knowledge in this regard.
Mornings at the exciting valley can be dedicated to canopy walks which are refreshing to say the least. These walks may uncover hilarious horn-bills and awesome orangutans. It is a small slice of heaven that allows you to forget city life and tap into the solemn delights of a natural rain forest. Your adventure does not stop there because you can choose to go for night hikes. At night, you might finally see the shy clouded leopard. For that romantic adventure, there is nothing like the Borneo sunrise from the peak of Bukit Atur. Imagine sleeping next to a waterfall in a stretcher hammock; nothing gets closer to mother-nature than this.
There is so much more to discover even as you relax at local lodges that give you luxury in the jungle. Eat and drink flavorful meals inspired by nature. This valley allows you to reconnect with nature in a very unique manner. March to October is the best time to visit because it is the dry season. With abundant biodiversity, let the singing trees inspire you. At the end, you will tap into the peaceful appeal of this enchanting valley as you redefine adventure in the jungles of Malaysia.