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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

#7 of 199 things to do in Sabah Features Animals
Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
+60 88-248 698
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Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rehabiltation centre is on the edge of sepilok forest. The orangutangs are not in cages but are free once rehabiltated (orphaned orangutangs ) to roam the jungle where they want. We had wild orangutangs come within two feet. A must see when in Sabah....More

Thank mbub2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The feeding times on the platform are a feeding frenzy of the humans waiting to catch a glance; so, I would definitely advise against it. Walking early morning or late afternoon, you may have an encounter up close with an orangutan on the handrail... Had...More

Thank travel2findoneself
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Great experience. Initial film to make you aware of the work they do. Take the time to watch it. Headed to outside nursery to watch a few young orangutan hang out and interact. Went to first feeding. Very crowded. Several orangutans came down to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I pre booked our tour with Borneo Adventure tours. We left KK at 5:15am for an early flight to Sandakan. We were picked up at the airport for our private tour with Lard. He was very friendly and professional and eager to express his knowledge...More

Thank Nickerz555
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was what we came to Borneo for. To see the Orangutan while there are still some left in the wild. We didn't see as many as I had hoped for. About 10 youngsters playing on a platform and then a few adults at the...More

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love anything that helps wild animals , this place is amazing the work they do . The people looking after the babies are volunteers and work hard . Could watch the babies for ever, Went to see feeding time at 10am only one came...More

Thank julie f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience was very pleasant. Enjoyed the nature and the pathway through the jungle. We expected to see the orangutans up close and personal. I've watched about Sepilok in National Geography & Discovery Channel, hoping we might be able to see them closer, but it...More

Thank Zack R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent some special time visiting this amazing reserve the keepers have a very well organised area where young dependant orangutans are cared for in preparation to release back into the forests to live in their natural habitat we would thouroghly recommend a visit you...More

Thank AlfHarvey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been here a few times and it's a really good place to meet with the orangutans. There is no warranty to see orangutan because firstly it is a rehabilitatiom centre and secondly is a tourist place but there is a good chance

Thank Tamasberes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years this centre has achieved amazing success in the rehabilitation and returning these wonderful orangutans to their natural environment. It would be nice to think that centres such as this might not be needed in the future, but I feel that is wishful...More

Thank BrighteyesWestSussex
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12 July 2017|
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Response from KIWITRAVELLERS343 | Reviewed this property |
hi, we also visited the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary which was well worth the trip. it is a bit further out (about another 20 mins from the Orangutans and Sun Bears) but so well worth it. I believe there are tours that you can... More
Mark B
25 June 2017|
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Response from KIWITRAVELLERS343 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall a night walk at the Orangutan Sanctuary or the Sun bear sanctuary, next door is the rain forest centre and i think that has night walks. Certainly the Sepilok Orangutan place closes about 5pm. We are... More
8 May 2017|
Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
No idea... but I doubt it. Sorry.