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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 82618325
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay

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Make sure you don't go when it's fruiting season

We love this place as the kids gets so excited when they see the orang utan. However, do not go during the fruiting season as the chances of seeing the orangutan diminishes a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love this place as the kids gets so excited when they see the orang utan. However, do not go during the fruiting season as the chances of seeing the orangutan diminishes a lot. This is because they are and to forage for fruits on their own and are less likely to come out.

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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our trip to Borneo/Sarawak, we landed to the Orangutan reserve. Its a worthwhile adventure and see from close how these mammals are being taken care and preserved in their original habitat. Laudable initiative from the government of Sarawak ....

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Thank Pravin B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Location Easy to find and well signposted Amnesties Clean toilets and information signpost of flora and fauna Variety of wildlife Main attraction is orang utan but be forewarned that they are semi wild and they only come to feed when they can't find enough food in the jungle. Unfortunately we weren't lucky enough to see any because it's fruiting season.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to see orang utans in a much more wild setting than Sepilok. When we arrived a female was sitting in the main entrance reading a newspaper - you couldn't hope to get any closer. The guides did an amazing job calling the male orang utans to the feeding platforms, and there were others playing on wooden poles... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Orangutan's were my primary reason for traveling to Kuching, so this visit was a must! I just hired a taxi and went direct to the reserve which I think was a good alternative to joining some tour group. I'd share some photos but they were taken from too far away to be of interest.

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Herning, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The charm of this place is that the orangutangs are semi wild and that includes being unlucky sometimes like we were. However I would advise taking a good look at weather reports before going. We didn't and ended up in a nonstop rainy day. The big orangutan, Ritchie, showed up the previous day so despite of fruiting season chances are... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the time of year to see the orangutans. They are finding enough fruit on their own and seldom come to the feeding area. I was very disappointed.

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2 Thank libby9098
Kuala Lumpur
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best time is to go when it is not the fruit season. We were there last Saturday (30th Jan 2016) and it is the fruit season. Waited for almost an hour...but they decided not to appear. Quite disappointing as we had looked forward to see them in action...in their natural habitat. But the ranger was helpful as she shared... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is about the only place left to see Orang Utang in their (semi) natural environment, it's not expensive and worth a go BUT.. Try and go in the afternoon when a few may be tempted out by bananas and coconut. If you go in the morning you just might be looking at trees trying to spot something orange!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the morning feeding on January 27th and didn't see any orangutans. Luckily, we decided to come back for the afternoon feeding and we ended up seeing 5. It was just amazing. 10MYR for entrance fee, 4MYR each way for bus tickets.

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