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The Great Orangutan Project

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Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
+60 2088854987
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Heartbreaking to see what we've done to the world.....

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. SAY NO TO SINGLE USE PLASTIC. Visitingthe Great Orangutan Project was... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Kamloops, Canada
Beautiful project!

I had the chance to be part of this project. During the visit I had the opportunity to learn a lot... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Danilo P
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This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in the Matang Wildlife Centre, focusses on the conservation and protection of Borneo's most fascinating and enchanting species - the orang-utan. Please Note: This page is solely in reference to the 2 or 4 week orang-utan volunteer project offered by The Great Projects
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Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
+60 2088854987
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. SAY NO TO SINGLE USE PLASTIC. Visitingthe Great Orangutan Project was heartbreaking, but also amazing. You get a chance to see these animals in a REAL REHABILITATION. Unlike others in the country that use Luring Tactics with food and bribes....More

9  Thank jewelscatchew
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I had the chance to be part of this project. During the visit I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the project. Great place

1  Thank Danilo P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you come here, you'll definitely see orangutans (if you've failed to at Semonggoh). Also a bunch of crocs, monkeys, hornbills etc. Definitely a good use of a couple of hours - it's basically a good zoo that does good work for animal preservation and...More

3  Thank Aewain
Reviewed 23 July 2016

An awesome program helping the wildlife of the Borneo rainforests. A true eco-tourist spot and a chance to really make a difference.

1  Thank msimone1
Reviewed 3 July 2016

There was a tinge of sadness to see these magnificent creatures caged up especially seeing them in the wild a couple of days earlier. We were there for feeding which is recommended a school group had stayed there overnight and made up the food packages...More

1  Thank Shane B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

An amazing experience to help the orang-utans, sunbeams and many more endangered Borneo animals. A small but great programme. Would highly recommend even for two weeks

1  Thank BarbaraHip
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I've just returned after participating in the orangutan and tribes voluntour and couldn't recommend it enough! The guides were amazing (Tash, Bron, Jaga and Alvin) and really made the trip special. There is so much to see at Matang even if you just go for...More

2  Thank RobynSalter
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The animals are confined to small spaces, unfortunately under similar conditions to a poorly kept zoo. Matang is not a zoo, but neither is it a rehabilitation center as the vast majority of animals have no chance of ever being returned to the wild. Matang...More

1  Thank Guliz E
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Disappointing. A variety of animals and birds are kept in confinement. The orangutans particularly appear to have little to occupy themselves. I don't recommend this.

5  Thank Malcolm J
Reviewed 27 February 2016

You can get fairly close to them and they are so magnificent. Also Toucans of many different types, jungle 'cats', small bears. A fun few hours with a little jungle trekking in between.

1  Thank Jocelyn S
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