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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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“feeding platform”(138 reviews)
“behind glass”(22 reviews)
“nursery area”(22 reviews)
Sandakan, Malaysia
60 89 765200
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked a trip to the Selingan Island, Sepilok and Sandakan Memorial Park via Nasalis Larvatus Tours. Many thanks to Ms. Jacky for all of your arrangement and hospitality from beginning. Mr. Aljun & Mr. Sapri, a very helpful and friendly drivers during pick up and...More

Thank Susilawati I
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to see the dominant orangutan for the area twice in the same day, once on the feeding platforms about 20 metres away from us and once less than 2 metres away when he stepped out of the jungle onto the boardwalk we...More

Thank Gill1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the sanctuary with a guide for the morning feed and returned on our own that afternoon. Watching the young in the nursery was just fantastic. Just sit back and you'll be entertained by their antics. The viewing platform for the main feeding station...More

Thank martina w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and simple to get to. Saw a few orang utans. very informative. Comparable to other oran utans places around Borneo

Thank kongheant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And then I don't mean only oetans. Quite crowded, but could see the oetans and the steeling makaaks. Was one orang oetan that welcomed us during the walk, at less than 1 m passing us. Got a better feeling at seminggoh.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just at the tail end of the 3pm feeding time and were afraid we'd missed all the excitement. We need not have worried. As we walked down to the feeding area, we were greeted by a mother orangutan carrying her baby along the...More

Thank Kara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen one in wild, it was great to be able to see 8 close up. Centre opens around am and pm feeding times but is closed over lunch. Sun bear centre is adjacent and is open over lunch. Nursery area is particularly good, as...More

1  Thank Hugh_Risebrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family arrived just after the first of 2 feeding times for the day, (they are at 11am and 3pm) so we spent a few hours wondering around, reading up on the work they do, had a bit of lunch in the local café (which...More

Thank Ben O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place could have spent days here just having time to study these absolutely gorgeous animals, watching their antics, play, and care for each other, a must go

Thank Michele Ann W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience to see these magnificent creatures up close. The nursery is a treat, but I enjoyed watching the adults with their babies coming to the platforms to feed more. Our visit here was part of our Tripadeal tour of Borneo. Highly recommend a visit...More

Thank kezzaloveslife
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4 April 2018|
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Response from Stephen L | Reviewed this property |
As said earlier it's 6-8 hours by road. Flying is the quicker option, but the scenery by road past Mt K.Kinabalu is fantastic. Afternoon OU feeding is definitely quieter, morning has all the day trippers. Kindergarten has... More
1 April 2018|
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Response from Kerry553 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week and arranged a taxi from recommendation on t.a he was fantastic. picked us up at airport at around 7am and dropped us back at 5pm. We saw alot . if u want his number I can send it thru.
22 February 2017|
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Response from theunseencolors | Reviewed this property |
Yep, regular hours on Sunday. Taken from the official Sabah Tourism Board website: "Security Gate: Daily from 8.00am till 5.00pm Reception & Ticketing Counter: Daily from 9.00am till 11.00am and 2.00pm till 3.30pm... More