Sukau Rainforest Lodge

National Geographic Unique Lodge of The World

Built in 1995, The Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) is perched on the bank of the Kinabatangan River in Borneo, one of Asia's most important waterways. SRL was the first lodge in the area designed based on ecotourism principles. The lodge provides a great wildlife experience to tourists while preserving the Kinabatangan flood-plain. SRL embraces conservation, community development and sustainable tourism as part of its green policies.

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

A charter member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

Travelife Certification

An international certification scheme for hotels and accommodations around the world with sustainability as its central focus

Other Awards

Being an international award-winning ecolodge is only possible because of our incredible guests, who continue pushing us to excellence, and making it all worthwhile.

Giving Back

You can relish in the delights of Borneo’s incomparable wonders and contribute to a good cause all at the same time when you stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

A contribution of RM20 is channelled to the Conservation Contribution fund for Sukau, Kinabatangan each time an international adult guest purchases a Sukau Rainforest Lodge package.

To top it off, Sukau Rainforest Lodge and parent company Borneo Eco Tours will also contribute RM8 and RM4 respectively to (BEST) Society, its non-profit arm that focuses on conservation and community projects around Sabah, Borneo.

Ultimately, you are helping to fund a total of RM32 contribution for conservation and at the same time, playing your part in offsetting carbon footprint.

Giving Back

Impacting The World Together

Giving back while you travel


Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers a wide range of facilities and services on site to ensure our guests get the best of their stay with us.

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Memorable Experience

Experience the wildlife and rainforests of the Kinabatangan Wildlife sanctuary at Sukau Rainforest Lodge.


Time off is spent relaxing at Melapi Restaurant, jetty, Gomantong Hall's sundeck, or strolling along the 1500ft long Hornbill Boardwalk to see orangutans. Try the lodge's rejuvenating foot spa treatment in a peaceful rainforest ambience or feel free to enjoy a selection of books from our in-house library at our viewing decks in the rainforest.


Regular floods and the tidal influence of the Sulu Sea resulted have created five distinct habitats in the lower Kinabatangan River basin-, waterlogged and dry forest, saline and freshwater swamps, and limestone forests. It is possible to see 10 primate species usually the Proboscis Monkeys, the Orang Utan, and Borneon Gibbon.


With over 200 species found in the area, Sukau is a birdwatcher's paradise. All eight species of Borneon hornbill exist here and are often in fig trees along the river.Other exciting birds which are regularly seen include Storm's Stork, Crested Serpent Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Black-and-Red Broadbill, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Hooded Pitta, Buffy fish-Owl and many more.


Dear Valued Guests,

Please be informed that the Malaysian government has extended the Movement Control Order (MCO) for another 14 days, from 18 March 2020 until 14 April 2020 to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the country. The extension of the MCO was announced on 25 March 2020 by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at 1300 hours.

What Sukau Rainforest Lodge are doing during this time:

  • All customers who are currently on tour with us will continue their tour but exclude attractions that are closed. Please inform us if you would prefer to cut-short your tour.
  • All customers who are travelling with us from 18 March 2020 onwards will be given a 12-months Flexi Plan. If you wish to cancel your tour instead, please let us know.
  • Due to the government requirement, our lodge will need to be closed for two weeks from 18 March 2020 to 14 April 2020. We will still be reachable during this time.