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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Address: Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
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+60 88-248 698
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US$ 130.00*
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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sun Bear and Sandakan City Trail
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US$ 158.00*
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Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu
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US$ 123.80*
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Wildlife and Eco-Tour from Sandakan with Private Transfer

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Can't go to Borneo without seeing the Orangutan!

Really glad we visited and it was the thing I was most looking forward to in Bormeo. Firstly, I will say it was absolutely pouring with rain and apparently Orangutan don't like... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this centre th st up is fantastic the work they do with theses animals enlightening would seriously recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled to Sandakan just for this place. Hired a taxi for the day to take us here and the Proboscis monkey sanctuary. We went to the early feeding session. Unfortunately only 1 orangutan showed up here, which is actually a good thing as it shows they are less reliant on the food handed out. There were plenty of other monkeys... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really glad we visited and it was the thing I was most looking forward to in Bormeo. Firstly, I will say it was absolutely pouring with rain and apparently Orangutan don't like the rain. We went to the feeding platform, which you view behind glass and two reluctant Orangutans were bought/dragged out by a keeper. They didn't move a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to see and learn about the endangered Orange Utan or the Man of the Forest as they are sometimes referred to. The centre does a commendable job in caring for and rehabilitating these fascinating creatures. If you are lucky (as we were), a friendly Orang Utan will come close and pose for photographs. However the rangers say this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a taxi from Sandakan Memorial Park to the Sepilok Centre (ours was slightly more expensive than taking it directly from the airport). The centre itself only costs 30MYR and really is a great chance to see orangutans up-close, in a (fairly) natural environment. We entered at about 9:15am and stayed until about 11:00am. In this time, while walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally the “stars” showed up, but only two .I was hoping for more but I understand, with wild animals you never know. The Orang-Utan is one of the most endangered of Malaysian wildlife species. Found only in Borneo and Sumatra, the Orang-Utans’ survival is constantly threatened by forest fires, felling of trees, poaching and illegal hunting. The Orangutans are fascinating... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the center before heading into the rainforest for a few days. The video and tour gave som good insight into the living conditions of the orangutan. For spotting orangutangs it is however better to visit one of the lodges e.g. Sukau. Visiting a lodge you will see the animals in its natural habitat instead of this artificial environment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful experience for anyone visiting Sabah. The staff are nice and approachable and will answer any questions you may have. I would recommend not going on an organized tour because you will likely only go to one of the feeding times. I stayed around for both of the feedings and found that the afternoon feeding has less... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Borneo, by far. The sanctuary is so beautifully run and the orangutans are lovingly cared for that it was a pleasure to see the dedication and expertise with which they care for these remarkable primates. The staff is awesome. The wooden trails through the jungle is lush. I loved being here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my nieces and nephews youngest being age 10. We arrived very early (08:30) as we had stayed on turtle island the night before. When we got there we got some refreshments from the onsite cafe and then listened to a talk and watched an educational video put on by the centre at 09:00. This lasts for... More 

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