WILD BORNEAN RAINFOREST
Hidden in a meander-belt forest on the fringe of the beautiful Tungog Lake, the Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp offers a unique insight into the mysterious life of a lowland Borneo Rainforest.
Disvover Our Eco-Camp
Designed for serious bird and wildlife photographers, visitors will not be disappointed by the volume and diversity of mammal, bird, amphibian, and reptile species in the surrounding forests.
Low energy, low noise, and low impact by design, the site is powered by LPG and solar PV, with most higher energy inputs such as cooking and laundry done off-site at the community co-op facilities of KOPEL Bhd.
Revenue from the camp funds the community co-op KOPEL Bhd and the long running forest and lake restoration programs.
Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp
Hidden in a meander-belt forest on the fringe of the beautiful Tungog Lake, the Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp (or TREC for short) offers a unique insight into the mysterious life of a lowland Borneo Rainforest. There are ten live-in observation platforms called “camp-platforms”, with limited accommodation for only twenty eco-visitors at any one time. Stay at the Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp for your next conservation retreat, research trip or educational project; or simply sit-back on a “camp platform” and absorb the smells, sights, and sounds of the Borneo Rainforest. Make the Eco Camp your forest refuge or your base for an authentic Borneo rainforest experience.
Floodplain Forest Wildlife
Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Wild forest fruit trees surround the eco camp and on a daily basis attract up to five species of hornbill, civets, macaques, and a host of other rainforest birds – even the secretive orangutan frequent the camp from time to time. With a local nature-guide there are more than 18km of forest trails to explore through a variety of habitats and forest types. This means it is possible to observe a huge diversity of invertebrates, frogs, reptiles, birds, and mammals within close proximity of the Eco Camp. Take note! This is the Borneo Jungle, so get ready for leaches, mosquitoes, and heavy tropical downpours. Visitors are required to follow strict guidelines to minimise their noise and disturbance to the forest wildlife.
The Kinabatangan Jungle
Surrounded by some of the Kinabatangan’s last remaining old growth riverine dipterocarp forests the Tungog Rainforest Eco Camp is within a short walk from seasonally flooded forests, and fresh-water swamp forests. The dominant species surrounding the Eco Camp is Borneo Teak (Vitex pinnata) or Pegil to the local people, alongside Strangler Figs (Ficus spp.) and Perapat burung (Erythroxylum cuneatum), other common large trees include Nyatoh (Palaquium sp.), Terosob (Dracontomelon sp.), Salung-apid (Molotus muticus) and Bayur (Pterospermum sp.) with rare and endangered trees like Pengiran kesat (Anisoptera costata) and wild Red durian (Durio graveolens). With a local nature-guide there are more than 18km of forest trails to explore the huge diversity of wild herbs, yams, ferns, rattans, and epiphytes across a surprisingly diverse array of plant habitat. This is the Borneo Jungle, so get ready for leaches, mosquitoes, and heavy tropical downpours.
Most Popular Packages
4D | 3N
River Cruise, Local Nature Guide, Bird Watching, Night Jungle Walk, Tree Planting, Visit Ancient Burial Cave, Visit Nursery, Hut Camp Deck, All Meals Included
3D | 2N
TREC + Supu
River Cruise, Local Nature Guide, Night Jungle Walk, Tree Planting, Supu Cave Exploring, Trekking via Supu Ancient Trail, Hut Camp Deck, All Meals Included
Fully experience the Lower Kinabatangan.
What They're Saying
Fantastic place run by fantastic people. Everything is run by locals. The camp is right in the jungle. There is no electricity, only gas lamps.
It's well worth doing the activities, boat trip (monkeys, crocodiles, bush pigs, birds, etc.), night walk (sleeping birds, scorpions, sleeping lizards, etc.).
Only around 12 people can stay at this camp at once.
Maybe the best memory we will have about our adventures in Borneo. If you want to deeply immerse yourself in the wild this is the right place! We highly recommend to stay at least 2 nights. With our guide Boy we had the chance to see an Orangutan family and an old Orangutan during the Kinabatangan River expedition. Furthermore with your money you will be able to support local communities and plant jungle trees.