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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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+60 82-618 325
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$49.00*
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Half-Day Semenggoh Orangutan Centre Tour from Kuching
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US$32.00*
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Semenggok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Tour from Kuching
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US$205.00*
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

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We saw the Orangutans

So wrapped by our visit. Great place to see the Orangutans so close to Kuching. We were able to see 4 in total including Ruby (the baby). We caught a taxi which worked out well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So wrapped by our visit. Great place to see the Orangutans so close to Kuching. We were able to see 4 in total including Ruby (the baby). We caught a taxi which worked out well. We saw others who took the bus, and they had to walk in the heat 1km uphill from bus stop to get tickets and then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply a must visit! Easy bus ride (approx 45 mins from outside the pink mosque and cheap). We were lucky enough to see 8 of the 20 odd orangutans, including the alpha male Richie in the park on our afternoon visit. The informative staff made no promises that we would see these beautiful animals and were keen to clarify that... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reserve opens twice daily at set feeding times. We kept our fingers crossed that the orangutans would come to feed the afternnon we went. We were lucky as one young male arrived. It was fascinating to watch how he moved so easily through the trees and along the ropes. Simply wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice to see the orangutans in a very natural space. Had a good few sightings and sat to watch for a while. The appear to be working towards rehabilitation well and it's worth a half day trip. Be careful if getting a bus as they're not reliable and in the end we had to hitch hike back.

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Shenyang, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has a great respect for the Orangutans. It's set up as a refuge for the animals and not for the tourists in mind. If an Orangutan doesn't come down for the feeding then you are out of luck. These animals all came from areas where they had been poached and this sanctuary is a place where they can form... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a great day and saw 5 orang utans up close. Don't go when it's raining as supposedly they don't like coming out when it rains!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant morning out. A rare experience I will probably never see again. ❤️Well worth the visit and would thoroughly recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

January being a season where it rains a lot and tree fruits are fully ripen. The orang-utans are busy feeding themselves, rather than coming to eat from the cals of the park rangers. So, as a result, we could not spot a single one. But we had a lovely walk around the rain forest reserves. The experience was average. Would... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this as a full trip including kayak and village trip we got there at 10 am and they were already a big crowd but managed to see them feeding and got some pictures and film and then after 15 mins they left so we walked through the forest to another area and saw another one feeding apparently it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This facility is a bit out of the way but still worth visiting if you want to see orangutans. There is not much more and of course there is no guarantee you will see the orangutans as they are not caged or enclosed in any way. Nature was kind to us and we saw an orangutan. Worth a visit if... More 

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