The rules and guidelines of the Borneo Rainforest Lodge
(BRL) are all in place for your own safety as well as
the safety and well being of the conservation area and
its residents. During your visit, kindly observe the
guidelines set out below in order to ensure your
experience here will be hassle free and something
special to remember.
||Do not step out of or leave the trail; these areas
are off limits for your health and safety as
well as the health and safety of the animals.
||Do not approach, touch or feed any animals;
physical contact with the orangutans can not only
spread diseases from you to them, but also from
them to you. The orangutan is very sensitive to
diseases because of their genetic similarity
humans and physical contact with other
orangutans (they are semi-solitary animals).
||Do not smoke in the forest; it increases the
chance of fires, adds to the problem of
littering and the smell can be disturbing to the
animals. Cigarette butts are also agents for
||If you are feeling ill, or you are carrying
a contagious disease, volunteer to stay behind
||If you feel the urge to cough or sneeze when
you are near the animals (even if animals
are on the tree) please turn your head away and cover your
nose and mouth in order to minimize the spread
of bacteria or viruses.
||Flash photography is not permitted!
The orangutan afraid and will avoid flash. Automatic
flash is not effective in the forest. Please
check your setting before going
||Keep your voices down at all times. This
will help you to locate the animals easily and
allow you to observe the animals longer and
nearer. Loud noise will deter the animals from
appearing and or run away as you nearer approach
||In the event the orangutan makes a call
(sound) “Kiss-Squeak” (Click here to listen)
and/or waves branches to you, it indicates that
the orangutan is ANGRY (NOT greeting) or nervous
seeing humans. Crouch down slowly, do not
look the orangutans directly in the eyes and
walk away slowly from the animal.
||Do not stay UNDER the tree wherever the
orangutan is around the same tree. Food
particles and some branches may fall on you.
These falling objects may be of danger to you.