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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The guides informed us of the health and safety rules before we entered the forest trails to the feeding stations and also informed us that as it was fruit season the Orang-utans were not guaranteed to visit the station as they were well supplied with fruits of the forest. We waited for over 1Hr however on this trip the Orang-utans... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We didn't get to see Richie but we did meet Annuka. He was the only hungry one during our visit but he greeted us in the parking lot and was very entertaining. This is not a zoo so you never know what you will see. The area is well run and they love their Orang Utans. No twice visits are... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was disappointing not to see Richie the dominant male, but it's the chance you take. We did see 3 orangutans in 2 separate locations. A mother and baby appeared on the road in front of the taxi and we followed them to the feeding station. We got a blue taxi for 5 of us from Kuching centre and cost... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were blessed with Ritchie's arrival at the feeding platform. With anticipation and excitement we watched the trees shake, and eventually his red flowing locks emerged from the rainforest. What a magnificent fellow. He obviously knew what he wanted....milk, drank it, sat for a bit then left. The rangers were calling another, but she didnt emerge. We were thankful to... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a brilliant close encounter with Grandmother and her baby for almost an hour! They were very close in the trees by the roadside and climbed down to take fruit offered by the Rangers. When they had eaten their fill, they climbed down and walked along a picket fence before scattering their human audience when they decided to cross the... More

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LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Amazing experience to see mothers and their babies as well as a huge male, swinging through the trees to get to the feeding platform. Well done Semenggoh Sanctuary for looking after these endangered animals.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Only 25 km from the waterfront, this is a must visit for watching the great Orangutans in the wild. But remember, there is an element of luck in seeing the orangutans as they may not come to the feeding sites inside the park in fruiting seasons. We are lucky enough to see 8 orangutans including some big fellows like Ritchie.... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice to see the orangutans free and in their natural settings. We saw 3 although it was fruit season. Take the bus from kuching and save a lot of money

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a fantastic experience! I get goosebumps just thinking of it. We visited Semenggoh in early September and were warned that the fruit season was just beginning. We waited for a while at the feeding platform and could hear the ranger call for the orangutangs. The call sounded further and further away and people began to leave and small talk.... More

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Calne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lovely place. Did not see any orangutang at the morning visit in September but not a bad thing proves what they are trying to do us working, still a very enjoyable experience.

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