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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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Visited twice. Afternoon better. Way better.

We visited here on two occasions, once in a morning, which was rammed with coach loads of noisy people who frankly seemed disinterested in the one orang-utan and baby that turned... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darlington, Uk
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Centre today, flying in from KK in the morning. The centre is around 30 - 40 mins from the airport & straight across the road from the Sunbears. The first video info session is at 9am & feeding is at 10 am... so if you fly in early, be prepared to wait in the cafe as there... More 

Thank Naomi B
Darlington, Uk
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here on two occasions, once in a morning, which was rammed with coach loads of noisy people who frankly seemed disinterested in the one orang-utan and baby that turned up at the feeding platform. The trails were closed for whatever reason, as no information was given as to why - I'd certainly liked to have walked the trails... More 

Thank ambientcreative
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We expected to spend a few hours here but was only here for an hour. Came to see the orangutans being fed and thats all there is to do at this place. It is worth it to see the orangutans but dont stay in sepilok more than a day, because there is nothing else to do except see the orangutans... More 

Thank Georgia W
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my second time visiting this place and i am quite happy to say that the place is well maintained and i can see that the people working here appreciate the opportunity they have to be involved in such a unique program. I loved the night tour that we did. It was absolutely worth it! We had 2 guides... More 

Thank msblu b
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked to visit the Orangutan Sanctuary at Sepilok with Borneo Calling as part of a larger trip. The area is very clean and well maintained. We loved watching the young Orangutans playing in the nursery section. There are lots of ropes, swings and obstacles that are designed to help build up the young Orangutans climbing strength. We learnt so... More 

Thank Lee W
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent two fantastic mornings at the SORC, in time to see two 10am feedings on Platform A. The feedings attract some of the mother's with their young, which is great to see. The nursery also offers a very close view of some of the younger orangutans playing and feeding - make sure your visit includes a stop here. Sadly, the... More 

Thank wanderbuffs
The Hague, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very sad to rate this so bad however this venue isn't all it's made out to be in my opinion. I've had on my bucket list since being a child to come to Borneo and experience time sitting in the jungle with these beautiful animals. Planned and organized this trip for months and was so disappointing. The reserve is massive... More 

Thank Angemort1
Inverness, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would actually like to give this about 50 stars - but I can't. However, I am also well aware that we were incredibly lucky. Some peole at the same hotel as us went the next day and only saw one Orag Utan............. We must have seen, 20?, 30? 40? 50?........... I don't know because we lost count. So you... More 

Thank HappyOgre
Canberra, Australia
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112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out from Kota Kinabalu. Caught an Air Asia flight out early with a 2pm flight back. Gives you plenty of time to see the orangutans. As we got there early we had time to kill and one of the orangutans kept us entertained by posing and hanging out the front. The 10am feeding session and outdoor nursery were... More 

Thank Roger P
Southampton, England
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sepilok Orang-utan rehabilitation centre is an inspiring place. It is wonderful to see the care and attention that goes into trying to ensure the future of these wonderful orang-utans. As the centre is doing as much as possible to help the orang-utans live their wild lives, you are not guaranteed to see lots of orang-utans as they may not... More 

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