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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Address: Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
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A little anticlimatic but still a must do

We expected to spend a few hours here but was only here for an hour. Came to see the orangutans being fed and thats all there is to do at this place. It is worth it to see the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected to spend a few hours here but was only here for an hour. Came to see the orangutans being fed and thats all there is to do at this place. It is worth it to see the orangutans but dont stay in sepilok more than a day, because there is nothing else to do except see the orangutans... More 

Thank Georgia W
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second time visiting this place and i am quite happy to say that the place is well maintained and i can see that the people working here appreciate the opportunity they have to be involved in such a unique program. I loved the night tour that we did. It was absolutely worth it! We had 2 guides... More 

Thank msblu b
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked to visit the Orangutan Sanctuary at Sepilok with Borneo Calling as part of a larger trip. The area is very clean and well maintained. We loved watching the young Orangutans playing in the nursery section. There are lots of ropes, swings and obstacles that are designed to help build up the young Orangutans climbing strength. We learnt so... More 

Thank Lee W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent two fantastic mornings at the SORC, in time to see two 10am feedings on Platform A. The feedings attract some of the mother's with their young, which is great to see. The nursery also offers a very close view of some of the younger orangutans playing and feeding - make sure your visit includes a stop here. Sadly, the... More 

Thank wanderbuffs
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very sad to rate this so bad however this venue isn't all it's made out to be in my opinion. I've had on my bucket list since being a child to come to Borneo and experience time sitting in the jungle with these beautiful animals. Planned and organized this trip for months and was so disappointing. The reserve is massive... More 

Thank Angemort1
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would actually like to give this about 50 stars - but I can't. However, I am also well aware that we were incredibly lucky. Some peole at the same hotel as us went the next day and only saw one Orag Utan............. We must have seen, 20?, 30? 40? 50?........... I don't know because we lost count. So you... More 

Thank HappyOgre
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out from Kota Kinabalu. Caught an Air Asia flight out early with a 2pm flight back. Gives you plenty of time to see the orangutans. As we got there early we had time to kill and one of the orangutans kept us entertained by posing and hanging out the front. The 10am feeding session and outdoor nursery were... More 

Thank Roger P
Southampton, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sepilok Orang-utan rehabilitation centre is an inspiring place. It is wonderful to see the care and attention that goes into trying to ensure the future of these wonderful orang-utans. As the centre is doing as much as possible to help the orang-utans live their wild lives, you are not guaranteed to see lots of orang-utans as they may not... More 

Thank Sue-at-5
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre is really important to educate about and rehabilitate orang utans. We saw two mothers with babies, which was amazing. It gets quite busy, particularly at the first feeding, so go for both or just the afternoon as it's much quieter. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, sticking to the opening times and trying to keep people quiet... More 

Thank Tess_and_company
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed our visit to Sepilok. We thought it might have been a bit too commercialised, and looking at the amount of coaches and cars in the car park - we were initially worried, but this was not the case. (There were a lot of school children there but they were in a separate building) We arrived with our... More 

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