Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah
For a jungle experience and the chance to see wild orangutans in Malaysia, head to Danum Valley. The vast forest became a protected area before deforestation and human-induced destruction. As such, the reserve has changed little in millennia. In the heart of the rainforest approximately two hours from Lahad Datu in East Sabah, the centre is full of scientists, guides with a range of wildlife on the doorstep. Occasionally, this includes wild orangutans. Stay at least at night or two in the onsite hostel or bungalows. Danum Valley is one our top places to see orangutans in Malaysia and Borneo.