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The Great Orangutan Project

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Address: Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 2088854987
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This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in...

This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in the Matang Wildlife Centre, focusses on the conservation and protection of Borneo's most fascinating and enchanting species - the orang-utan.

Please Note: This page is solely in reference to the 2 or 4 week orang-utan volunteer project offered by The Great Projects

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What an amazing, educational, inspiring way to spend 2 weeks

September 2016 I spent 2 weeks on The Great Orangutan Projects tour starting off at Matang wildlife centre. The people that work/volunteer here are so knowledgeable and dedicated... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

September 2016 I spent 2 weeks on The Great Orangutan Projects tour starting off at Matang wildlife centre. The people that work/volunteer here are so knowledgeable and dedicated. We stayed here for 2 nights and in our time we: Walked around the park seeing the Orangutans, Sunbears, Crocodiles, Hornbills, Deers....too many species to mention. Made enrichment for the Sunbears/Orangutans in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad to see endangered animals in captivity, but they are protected from hunters and many have been rescued from horrible conditions. All those possible are released into the wild. Others are kept in best conditions that the charity can afford.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was nice to learn about the rehabilitation of the animals back into the jungle. The walkway was good and maintained properly. Also got to see crocs and gibbons

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The place is great. If you are interested in jungle tracking, pinic and BBQ beside a stream and visiting the zoo this is the right place you should visit. Feathermore,the chalets there are not expensive and a BBQ pit is also provided.They have many types of accommodation such as Forest Lodge and Forest Hostel ( A Long House Style).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. SAY NO TO SINGLE USE PLASTIC. Visitingthe Great Orangutan Project was heartbreaking, but also amazing. You get a chance to see these animals in a REAL REHABILITATION. Unlike others in the country that use Luring Tactics with food and bribes. These animals here are housed in cages, and in concrete pens....not ideal, but as we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I had the chance to be part of this project. During the visit I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the project. Great place

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1 Thank Danilo P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you come here, you'll definitely see orangutans (if you've failed to at Semonggoh). Also a bunch of crocs, monkeys, hornbills etc. Definitely a good use of a couple of hours - it's basically a good zoo that does good work for animal preservation and deserves your patronage. But - if you're weighing up Matang vs Semonggoh, then it's Semonggoh... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

An awesome program helping the wildlife of the Borneo rainforests. A true eco-tourist spot and a chance to really make a difference.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

There was a tinge of sadness to see these magnificent creatures caged up especially seeing them in the wild a couple of days earlier. We were there for feeding which is recommended a school group had stayed there overnight and made up the food packages which the Orangutans have to get into to get the treats a bit of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

An amazing experience to help the orang-utans, sunbeams and many more endangered Borneo animals. A small but great programme. Would highly recommend even for two weeks

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