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Nanga Sumpa Lodge

Operated by Borneo Adventure

Ulu Ai, Sarawak, Malaysia

A visit to a longhouse is often the highlight of a
trip to Sarawak, offering a glimpse into the
lifestyle of the various tribes who have for
generations lived in the remote interior of
Borneo. While there are many areas in Sarawak
where longhouses can be visited, Ulu Ai is one
of the best. What makes Ulu Ai so special is
the natural environment and stunning scenery.
Clean rivers and jungle streams, refreshing
waterfalls and undisturbed tracts of rainforest
allow you to combine a range of outdoor
activities with a longhouse visit.

Accommodation at Nanga Sumpa Lodge

Borneo Adventure’s tours and activities at Ulu Ai are
centred on our Nanga Sumpa Lodge. Located on the
banks of the Delok River, approximately a 1½ hour
longboat ride from the Batang Ai Lake. This award-
winning operation was established in 1987 in
partnership with the people of Nanga Sumpa
longhouse. The current lodge was built in 2014. It
offers 8 rooms and can accommodate 26 guests.

The three Forest Rooms are approximately 35 m2 in

size and include ensuite bathrooms. The rooms have
mesh on the windows to keep insects out. The rooms
share an Iban-style ruai, or covered verandah. Each of the Forest Rooms can comfortably accommodate
four people. These spacious rooms are ideal for families or couples seeking a higher level of comfort and
privacy than was previously offered at Nanga Sumpa Lodge.
The Ruai wing offers rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The building has five guest rooms, a multi-
use space and its own shower and toilet block. Mosquito nets are used in all rooms. The Ruai is linked to
the new Forest Rooms and the main lodge building by a wooden walkway.

A generator runs from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm. After this solar power is used to light the walkways, public
areas and bathrooms. Meals are prepared in the lodge and served in the riverside dining area.

No. of Rooms Room Type Size Max. Capacity Bathroom

3 Forest View Rooms 35 m2 4 pax Ensuite
3 Ruai Room 12-14 m2 2 pax Shared
2 Big Ruai Room 28 m2 4 pax Shared

Activities & Excursions

The lodge serves as a base for a range of nature-based
activities and excursions and offers visitors the chance of
learning about the culture and lifestyle of the Iban
community who live in the nearby longhouse. Activities at
Nanga Sumpa include travelling further upriver by
longboat to have a swim at a waterfall; visiting the
longhouse and surrounding farms; participating in the
daily activities of the Iban people; and jungle trekking on
trails that take you along streams and through farmlands
to primary rainforest. Orangutan live in the Ulu Ai area
and sometimes it is possible to see the “man of the
forest” in its natural environment.

For further information please contact:

Borneo Adventure
55 Main Bazaar, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: 60-82-245175 Email:

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