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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 82618324
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Awesome day out

Went with a group of 25 and was not disappointed! Had the most viewings of the orang utans that they had seen in one month! Also saw a baby orang-utan! Would defintely recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went with a group of 25 and was not disappointed! Had the most viewings of the orang utans that they had seen in one month! Also saw a baby orang-utan! Would defintely recommend! they are beautiful creatures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My first encounter with Ritchie the head orang utan was about 9 years ago, and I saw him again during my visit to Semenggoh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We saw plenty of (about 7) orangutans, both at the feeding site in the jungle and closer up near one pavilion.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing to see wild orangutans so close. Go when gates open (an hour before feeding) as they often come early, and this was our closest experience with them

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is probably the best place in the world to see orang-outans up close and it's very easy to reach. It is very cheap to get in considering the role these people play in safeguarding these animals. The only problem is that even though we got a briefing telling us to keep quiet before seeing the apes, a group of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We took a tour to the park and we're glad that we did rather than going by bus as we would have had a long 20 minute walk uphill to the viewing areas. We were fortunate to see the alpha male, Ritchie, two mothers and their babies. The fruiting season, October to February, usually means that the Orangutans stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We took the 715am city bus (really easy and just 3 ringgit!) and arrived around 8. After a 15 minute walk we arrived at the visitor centre and were lucky enough to see the alpha male and two others were already feeding! We had them to ourselves for about 20 minutes when all the tour groups showed up. Shortly after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

As part of a wildlife tour we were taken there in a morning. Before the scheduled feeding everyone who came in saw two orang utans. Unfortunately for us all there was then a cloudburst which clearly inhibited the rest of them from coming out to feed, and meanwhile soaked us. That's wildlife watching:it's not Disneyland. The park is not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

A great place to see orangutans here. Please check the season (if it is fruit season they go deep in the forest) or the feeding times which Is 2 times a day. The Rangers are really friendly and will be willing to anwer any questions one have above the apes.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So, we went there in late August, they told us chances were that we didn't get to see them because there was plenty of food in the jungle, so the would't come over for the take. And...that's just what happened, we had to walk through the muddy jungle (I was wearing flip-flops, don't do it!) for like half an hour,... More 

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