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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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Sandakan, Malaysia
60 89 765200
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“feeding platform” (121 reviews)
“morning feeding” (55 reviews)
“nursery area” (16 reviews)
Sandakan, Malaysia
60 89 765200
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a real tick on my bucket list- certainly for me absolutely fantastic. We stayed at the Sepilok Nature Resort for a couple of nights and I am so glad we did as we were able to go back and forward to the sanctuary...More

Thank Beauf0rt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in the afternoon and there was quite a crowd as it was during the one-week school holiday in October. Whilst we were fortunate to have seen orangutan in the wild in Lower Kinabatangan, it is still worthwhile and interesting...More

Thank lunarJade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband wanted to see the Orang Utan's up close and personal and with this trip that's exactly what we got, starting with in the nursery watching them amble towards you and the feeding platforms all different ages and sizes, it took your breath away,...More

Thank snorkinbird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on two days for the morning and afternoon sessions in order to maximize our photo opportunities. We too lots of great photos using a Nikon D750 and a tripod. Well worth the visit!

Thank AlanMichaelWard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having seen numerous orang utans in the wild in the Danum Valley - it was still quite an experience to see them here - to be able to study them close up at the Sanctuary. The sanctuary is doing a great job with the...More

Thank EivindB_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend, her 7 year old daughter and I visited the sanctuary. 6 Orang Utans came for the feeding. There was a age range in the visitors so had a good experience. Also a young orang utan came very near us and walked quite away...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit here, saw many orangutans of various ages, even some infant ones. Viewing area with A/C is a welcome relief from the punishing heat. The virign rainforest is worth seeing in itself with the majesty of the Dipterocarps have to be seen to...More

Thank Kacer99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip to sanctuary excellent. Walk through jungle close to apes then feeding platforms. Beware macaques !!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two main attractions. Firstly the feeding of the young orangutans - this takes place in an area where you observe from behind a glass screen. There are significant reflections in the glass to make good photographs near-impossible. Although the viewing area is nicely...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as far as i can judge doing a good job in helping orang utangs get back into the wild. We were here in late october and it wasnt that busy. We did see 5 or 6 orang utangs of wich only 2...More

Thank VincentR1984
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23 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
9 January 2017|
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Response from Ruth P | Reviewed this property |
We visited Sepilok in September 2016 and it was brilliant. There used to be two Orange Usan rehabilitation centres in Borneo but the other one closed in March 2016 and transferred the animals to Sepilok. We made two visits... More
Sally L
22 December 2016|
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Response from ehkeane | Reviewed this property |
I booked with Destination Asia through Virgin Holidays, it's the Jungles & Orangutans Tour. Fly from the UK to Kuala Lumpur 13 hours then to Kota Kinabalu 2 hours than I stayed in a hotel over night to catch the early... More