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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 82-618 325
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Orangutans in their natural environment

Going in January (fruiting season) were were unlikely to see any Orangutans but just as we arrived we could see a crowd gathered, there was one young Orangutan being couesrsed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Charlotte B
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Going in January (fruiting season) were were unlikely to see any Orangutans but just as we arrived we could see a crowd gathered, there was one young Orangutan being couesrsed by a ranger with Bananas and a coconut.. he leisurely swung down and took the fruit back to the hights of the trees.. as he took his time we were... More 

Thank Charlotte B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a great place to see orang utans up close. Kids loved it. Was an easy outing for them. No long walks and plenty of shade while watching the orang utans do their thing. Very easy to do without a guide. We paid a taxi to take us there and bring us back to our hotel in Kuching. It cost... More 

Thank holzaaa
Georgetown, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is very good place to see Orang Utan however need to arrive before 3pm in order to catch Orang Utan in action.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Would 100% recommend visiting Semenggoh. My partner and I hired a scooter for 40 MYR and visited the Fairy & wind caves in the morning and then went to Reserve for 2pm. For locals it is 5MYR and for foreigners 10MYR (which is a bargain). We couldn't find anywhere that said you could do the reserve without a tour but... More 

Thank GeorgeB7089
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to a 9am feeding of the orangutans and were lucky enough to see 7, including two mother/baby pairs. The way the centre is run is really cool. Once feeding is over then it's time to leave - it isn't a zoo. Note: if you get dropped off at the centre, you can take your taxi/Uber/car all the way... More 

Thank Matthew S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap. Very accessible. Also for elderly people, very small children or disabled people. Walk takes only a few minutes. We saw 7 orangutans, of which two mothers with a baby. They were super cute. Even when there's many tourists, it doesn't bother. You can still enjoy. A must do when you're in Kuching!!!

Thank travelingwithtw0kids
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Semenggoh was excellent. We saw 8 orangutans and it was magical to see them in their semi-wild state. It seemed like there were lots of worthwhile walks to do in the reserve too. The only reason I didn't rate this as excellent was that they had a small enclosure with two crocodiles. The enclosure wasn't big enough... More 

Thank Vicky F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi out to the reserve to make sure we arrived early enough for feeding time. The cost of entry is only RM10 so pretty good value. After meeting at a covered rendezvous point, where an orang-utan was sat eating sugar cane and another was swinging close by, we were taken off as a group to the feeding... More 

Thank Anthony D
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As may have mentioned before, make sure to go during feeding times as this would greatly increase your chances of seeing orangutans. A wonderful place to see these creatures in their natural setting. One tip - try to avoid taking the local bus as this takes forever (and you have to walk a few km from the streetside). And trying... More 

Thank justinclai2
Kuching, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It truly makes me glad that these orang utans are given the care and attention required to be released into the wild. The feeding times can be found online and a bus that leads directly to Semenggoh can be taken from Jalan Masjid. Also, do listen to the safety advice of the workers. Orang utans are a lot stronger than... More 

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