Visitors are divided into
the following categories:
• A : Malaysian Students (Primary -Secondary)
• B : Malaysian Students (Tertiary)
• C : Malaysian Adults (i.e. Residents of Malaysia
including foreigners married to Malaysians or permanent
• C : Overseas long-term Royal Society scientists
• D : Overseas researchers on planning and supervisory
visits and long term researchers on the Danum Valley Rainforest
• E : Other overseas students or scientists (with
written approval from DVFC)
• F : Keen Naturalists with written approval from
Danum Valley Management Committee
Fees and Charges
Please contact us for information on fees and charges at:
• Meals are served buffet-style in the rest house
dining area (maximum capacity of 70 people).
• Packed lunches can be provided if ordered one day
• Coffee and tea are available free of charge in the
• Drinking water is available in the dining hall.
• Visitors staying in the hostel or campsite can choose
to do self-catering. A stove and gas tank are provided in
the campsite, and a stove, gas tank and refrigerator are
available in the multipurpose hall and hostel kitchen.
Communications and Safety
DVFC is equipped with emergency
VHF radio facilities, telephone, public telephone, e-mail
The Centre has a first aid
kit and a Helipad for emergency evacuations. Visitors are
advised to get their own insurance before visiting DVFC.
Do’s and Don’ts
Some of the basic do’s
and don’ts, which will help to make your stay more
enjoyable safe, include:
and carefully on the road to DVFC. Remember this road is
also used by 70-ton logging trucks and other vehicles.
• Upon arrival, pay careful attention to the briefing
given to you by DVFC staff.
• Please write down your name at the notice board
if you are going into the forest without a DV Ranger, stay
on the trails so that you don’t get lost!
• Take a water bottle with you in the forest, and
torch and spare batteries if you are going out at night.
• Do not take anything from the forest including flowers,
leaves, insects, wood etc. Remember that this is a special
protected area and it is our responsibility to care for
• Do not bring a parang or gun. HUNTING IS ABSOLUTELY
FORBIDDEN anywhere in the Danum Valley Conservation Area
or Yayasan Sabah Concession Area.
• Having a responsible attitude and not dropping litter
ANYWHERE. All litter should be disposed of in the bins provided
at DVFC, or taken home with you.
• Remember that you are in a Centre where scientists
are carrying out research. Please respect this privilege
and respect the areas, which are restricted for scientists’