Day 1 Lahad Datu – Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge (L/D)
Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge is located on the buffer zone of the Danum Valley Conservation Area. The lodge is set amongst lowland dipterocarp forest of the logged-over Kawag Forest Area, located within the Ulu Segama Malua Forest Reserve. Scientific expeditions have found that the logged over forest is coming back to life and certain species are thriving in the disturbed forest. Kawag offers good wildlife watching opportunities. Wildlife found at Kawag includes orangutan, pygmy elephants, wild cattle, deer, monkeys and over 100 species of birds. The 20-room lodge offers basic but comfortable rooms and provides a budget alternative to the more famous Borneo Rainforest Lodge at Danum Valley.
Pick up from Lahad Datu airport and drive for approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes. Arrive at Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge around noon and check-in to your room. Have lunch at the lodge before departing the lodge at 1500 hours to go on a guided walk on the Kawag trail. Experience the rainforest a search for wildlife along the trail. A range of birds, monkeys, pygmy elephants and banteng (a species of wild cattle) have been sighted on the Kawag trail. Return to the lodge. 1900 hours enjoy dinner at the lodge. 2030 hours go on night drive to search for wildlife (weather permitting). Overnight at Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge.
Day 2 Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge (B/L/D)
0600 hours walk along the main road to search for wildlife. Return to the lodge and have breakfast at 0700 hours. 0900 hours go trekking on the Waterfall trail, looking out for wildlife along the way. Arrive at the waterfall and enjoy a dip in the cool waters. Then walk back to Kawag lodge. Lunch is served at 1230 hours. 1430 hours go on guided walk along the Great Argus trail. Along the way stop at the ‘Ali Baba Waterfall’ and have a swim. Walk back to the lodge looking for wildlife along the way. 1900 hours enjoy dinner in the lodge. Overnight at Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge.
Day 3 Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge (B/L/D)
0700 hours have breakfast in the lodge. 0900 hours go on guided walk to a viewpoint, which offers panoramic views of the rainforest. Then walk back to Kawag lodge. Lunch is served at 1230 hours. After lunch at your own leisure. 1600 hours walk to the lodge’s Observation to search for some of Kawag’s rich birdlife. 1900 hours enjoy dinner in the lodge. Overnight at Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge.
Day 4 Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge – Lahad Datu (B/L)
A leisurely breakfast followed by at own leisure (go on a walk near the lodge or try tubing in the Kawag River). Have lunch followed by check out. Then depart at 1330 hours for the scheduled transfer to Lahad Datu airport for flight out. Arrive in Lahad Datu around 1500 hours.
Scheduled tours & transfers, 3 nights stay at Kawang Danum Rainforest Lodge. Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner, guide on tour.
Additional cost for Unscheduled tours & transfers, optional tours, misc personal expenses, items not in the itinerary, airfare-Kota Kinabalu-Lahad Datu-Kota Kinabalu. Flight details at MASWINGS (www.maswings.com.my).
Kawag Danum Rainforest Lodge is a new jungle lodge located on the fringes of the Danum Valley Conservation Area. It offers basic but comfortable, park chalet style accommodation and has 10 standard rooms (fan) and 10 deluxe rooms (air con). Kawag is not a luxury lodge. If you want more comfort we recommend Borneo Rainforest Lodge at Danum Valley.
Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Lahad Datu (LDU) on MASWings MH3010 (Dep 0610, Arr 0705). Lahad Datu (LDU) – Kota Kinabalu (BKI) on MASWings MH3023 (Dep 1730, Arr 1825).
There are a lot of leeches at Kawag. We highly recommend you take leech socks. These can be bought in Kota Kinabalu (see our FAQs page) and at Kawag Lodge.
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