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Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

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Address: 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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It was a pleasure to be able o experience their work! Full of admiration! If you go by your own there, be aware that there are only two times a day they let tourists in! An... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I specially came to Sandakan from Singapore for the monkeys attractions. So first went to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. Attended morning feeding with 0 orangutans present. It was no 100% guaranteed to see them because it is not a zoo. Of course some people may have successful experiences here, but personally mine was just traveling long distance to see only beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a pleasure to be able o experience their work! Full of admiration! If you go by your own there, be aware that there are only two times a day they let tourists in! An advise to you is to stay at Sepilok Nature Resort, neighbors to the center and so beautiful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I enjoyed the Santaury. There are some good walkways through the forest. The feeding station is the best place to see the Orangutan's. Well worth travelling too if you are in the area.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm all for conservation and I'm not gonna comment on their work with helping the orangutans. Personally I thought it was quite boring seeing them here after seeing them in the wild. There are plenty of opportunities to see them around Borneo so I'd recommend spending your money on that instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to Borneo on the way back from Australia and the main reason for this was to see the Orangutans. We were a little worried at first, as we didn't know what to expect and were concerned that the animals would be 'captive'. When we arrived our fears were put to rest. No review will quite to justice to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the reason why we came all this way! To see the orangutan,s .It was worth it! Feels like you are deep in the Borneo Jungle!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Sepilok. We saw several orangutans in the trees and at the feeding dock, including a mother and infant, and also watched the youngsters in the nursery having lunch and practicing their climbing skills.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the reason we came to Sandakan and we were not disappointed. We visited 4 times during our 3 day stay in the area. I also went solo with the night walk. We had so many close encounters with the orangs. And the nursery viewing area is a must. Hours of entertainment watching the youngster at play. Also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our morning spent at the Orangutan sanctuary, what amazing animals. We got there early so were among the first to see the young orangutans out for the day. We then moved on to the feeding platform to see the adults have breakfast. We were very lucky and saw many orangutans and our guide was able to tell us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place!! We saw loads of Orangutan's in their natural habitat. At one point we were a few metres away. Defiantly worth going

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