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Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

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Sepilok, Malaysia
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Full-Day Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and City Tour in Sandakan
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

There was only 1 orangutan on the feeding platform when we arrived and after watching it feed with it's back to us for 20 minutes, we wandered to check out the nursery. Here we saw young animals playing on the climbing frames and one even...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went in the morning and arrived at 9.30am. We went to the nursery first and saw several small orangutans swinging through the climbing frames. We then went on to the 10am feeding table. There were quite a lot of visitors but on the way...More

Thank hebdenwalker2016
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It was a relief that this place was nothing like other 'sanctuaries' I have visited in Asia. What a wonderful place with inspiring goals. The nursery is delightful to sit in and watch the babies. With the amount of space the Orangutans have, they are...More

Thank s0phiem13
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Little orangutans are very playful. Arrive early and head straight to the playground for the little orangutans as they are more active in the earlier day/morning. Arrive c. 20mins before the feeding at the feeding ground.

1  Thank Denis W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Highly informative and well-respected sanctuary this is a 'must-see'. Can be done easily in half a day, including the adjacent sun bear sanctuary

Thank Toaster803
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic way to see the Orangutans . Avoid feeding time if you don't like crowds . To be busy for me , so I wandered around whilst everyone was pushing to get a good view at the feeding station . And got to see to...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend a few hours, especially the outdoor nursery to see the youngsters. Feeding times are a highlight, but get there early as (a) it gets busy so you get a front row spot and (b) the orangutans also arrive early and...More

Thank IanPFarrar
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We came here 12 years ago and were very glad to come back. It hasn't changed much and the excellent work that the staff and volunteers do continues to help save the wonderful orangutan. We went to both the feeding sessions at 10am and at...More

1  Thank alwyn1
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is the must do attraction in Sandakan. We were always going to visit it was just a question of organising things. There are plenty of expensive tours from KK - but I'd advise against them. Just book the plan tickets (not included in the...More

Thank Nutflu5h
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is a well done rehabilitation center for distressed orang utang. Some stay for decades! Draws lots of visitors and can get busy around feeding time. Some of the infrastructure is getting a bit old. Footpath needs replacing soon.

1  Thank Tony C
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Hi, Amanda. What would you like to know about this attraction? Hello, do they accept credit cards at Sepilok? I'm due to visit next week.
12 April 2017|
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Response from kingfishers16 | Reviewed this property |
No it was all cash.
Hi do you get to feed the baby orangutans ?
10 November 2016|
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Response from paulbuxton108 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. This is a place to rehabilitate Orang Utans into the wild. They are not play things! A fabulous place and well worth a visit.
I am trying to organise a day trip from KK to Sepilok by myself for our family of 3. My plan is to visit the Orang Utan sanctuary/sun bear sanctuary and perhaps another proboscis monkey forest as a full day activity. What will a full day private hire for a taxi from and to Sandakan airport cost?
21 October 2016|
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Response from Stefan Hee J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We went by car from KK to sandakan
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