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Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

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Sepilok, Malaysia
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US$112.00*
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Full-Day Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and City Tour in Sandakan
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Sepilok, Malaysia
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I really like the idea that orangutans can live normal life in their natural environment. We visited the center for a morning feeding, unfortunately the orangutans were shy and did not come for breakfast. Luckily we managed to spot an orangutan and her baby nearby...More

Thank humutus
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent two days at the sanctuary and enjoyed every moment, we saw many orangutans whilst we there and feel very lucky to have done so, Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the sanctuary and the orangutans and this was really helpful. The staff...More

Thank j13dww
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can not say enough about the sanctuary. It’s run by a UK charity to support Orangutans that have lost their homes - usually caused by Palm plantations. There is a small cafe, lecture theatre to set the scene and a bit of history and then...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visit to watch the orangutans at Sepilok. We went in the morning as it opened and it was very rushed and crowded. As we were staying close by we went back in the afternoon. There were a lot less people and it was...More

1  Thank Sunshine3844
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the entrance there is a restaurant, seating areas and rest rooms. Free lockers to store your belongings. Entrance and camera fees are cheap. Staff are friendly and happy to answer any questions. Everywhere is very clean. Don't rush along the walk ways, take your...More

1  Thank Karen188
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the Orangutang population is radly declining, places like the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary are very needed and provide a good place for abondoned and mistreated orangutans. The downside however seems to be the "circus" with hundreds of visitors at the same time. This amount of...More

1  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were extremely lucky. Fantastic orangutan sightings but you have to be aware that this is a sanctuary and you may not see anything at all. We had an orangutan walk right by the side of us and one swing through the trees above us...More

Thank kckm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised and easy access to boardwalk and viewing areas. Baby Orang Utan area offers great viewing of playful young ones. Allow a couple of hours as thongs quieten down after tour buses depart and you get a much better appreciation of the whole Centre....More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're coming to sepilok, there's no way you're not coming here. Great place. Great work being done. Only minor groan, is that they wanted me to pay a fee per camera, not a photographer fee. Never mind.

Thank James P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real insight into how the orangutans are reared and then habituated before release. It’s a real success story. The feeding time is equally as funny as the Maccac monkeys keep trying to steal the food. The orangutans are so laid back and...More

Thank Suzanne L
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louisesdewar
23 July 2017|
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Response from Cherrytoes | Reviewed this property |
The reason you can't take a bag in is because the Orang-utans will try to steal them! So it may be that it's safer not to take your child in one in case the Orang-utans come up to you and may tried to pull on your son's... More
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12 April 2017|
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Response from kingfishers16 | Reviewed this property |
No it was all cash.
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Lauren291011
10 November 2016|
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Response from paulbuxton108 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. This is a place to rehabilitate Orang Utans into the wild. They are not play things! A fabulous place and well worth a visit.
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