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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing to see Orang Utans being re-habilitated ready for life in the rain forest. Viewing platforms are wide enough for everyone to get a good view at feeding time and watching the youngest members in the nursery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came in the afternoon and after seeing 3 babies having fun in the nursery we spotted loads more in the walkway towards the feeding platform They were swinging on the trees and around the walkway we were on At the feeding we saw a family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karenbeanpole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always bring my child here to explore the nature cum gain knowledge. Here u will see orang utan habitat naturally. If u can't see them at the forest, u still can see them at nursery. Tourist will be seat in aquarium room and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yenzai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed it you visit the nursery area first to see babies in first stage of rehab . They are taught by handlers all the things their mothers would have taught them in the wild then onto viewing a feeding area where they feed in a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit. Well looking after Orangutans. Nice touch with the nursery been able to watch the young Orangutans at feeding time. The place well maintained and reasonable place to get in. Lockers are free as you are not aloud in with your bag.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnR848
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see the rehabilitation of these amazing animals and all the efforts that are being made to protect them. Watch the information video which explains how it all came about, a British lady visited in 2000 I think it was and was so touched...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Helen-9999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The orientation video was very informative to understand the plight of the orangs. The enclosed and open areas for viewing were not too crowded and there were plenty of orangs to see. They were walking on the boardwalk just a few feet from the visitors

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AKJtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We flew from Kuta Kinabalu rather than drive the 6 hours and landed around 8 am, more than enough time to GRAB a taxi and get to the sanctuary which opens at 9 am daily. We stored our stuff, watched the intro video and then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank satanbug
Reviewed 14 December 2018

A must visit! Well run and an excellent way to learn more about these amazing animal. 2 feeding sessions a day where you get to see up close the released orangutans return to eat

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alan_Bligh
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Really lovely set-up at Sepilok. The Orangutans are wonderful to see.Make sure you go to the nursery as well to see the younger ones

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mitch63
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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