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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 82618324
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Carnegie, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited on the 26th January in the morning and we were very lucky to get to view two orangutans (as it is fruiting season), a mother and her son. After eating their fruit they bashed open coconuts and then came down to the ground. A lovely experience and well worth the effort.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We joined a tour to Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Iban Longhouse. It is about 45 minute drive from Kuching. We were lucky to see two Orang Utans in a rainy day in January 2015, but felt we didn't get enough time to walk around as well as to understand the project.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Semenggoh with high hopes of seeing Orangutan. We unfortunately had no luck. When we returned to our taxi the driver said of all the trips he had done to the reserve, none of his passengers had seen an orangutan since October last year. Another taxi driver the next day said he refuses to take people out there in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There are two opportunities a day (09:00 and 15:00) to see the OUs taking a feed. There are no guarantees as they won't come if they can feed themselves in the jungle. This means that there are times (ie when wild fruits are available) when the chances are reduced. We waited patiently in the morning without success but our guide... More 

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Sneem, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Even though it said that they cant guarantee a sighting I took the chance and had a visit. It was hard at first to see anything but then noticed them high up in the trees. The park ranger was great and managed to convince them to come down with a big pineapple. Got some great snaps. Well worth a visit... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very nice reserve with a great goal: rescuing and releasing orangutans. These animals are amazing and we could see them on our first visit. This is an important tip: we went to Semenggoh on our own, that is, we didn't book an excursion (there are several agencies and hotels offering such trips for RM 50). You can... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It took us a couple of visits to spot the orangutans (as it was mating season), but it was so worth it! To see them behaving in their natural habitat was pretty amazing, and we were quite impressed by the caretaker and the way the whole place was organised. A note to visitors- please be quiet as you may scare... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went for the 9.00 am feeding session hoping to see some orang utans. A notice at the ticketing counter warns visitors since it was a fruit season, the orang utans may not come forward to feed. I gave it a try anyway since I had not been into this centre before although it is less than ten kilometers away... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the items on my personal bucket list has been to see an Orang Utan in the wilds of Borneo. Big tick off the list. We were warned that as it is fruiting season there was little reason for the Orang Utans to come down to the feeding area. Did we get lucky!! Five Orang Utans came down including... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It takes 35 RM on shuttle service arranged by hotel margretta and it takes 40 minute drive from city center. Entry fees is 10 RM. There are two times for visiting this wildlife park is 9:00 or 15:00 hours. I was on 9 hour trip and we were lucky to saw 4 urang utans !

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