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Orang Utans and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

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Orang Utans and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary


Can anyone tell me if you need to join a tour group to visit these the Orang Utan and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuarys or can you going independently at feeding times?

I will be staying overnight only and would like to visit both places, was thinking of staying close to one of the two places, maybe Sepilok Forest Edge Resort, but undecided.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Orang Utans and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary


Yes, you can visit independantly at Sepilok. The afternoon feeding is far less touristy and you can enjoy watching the orang-utans rather than elbow wrestle with the other tourists.

I think you can also do the same at Labuk Proboscis monkey santuary, but you could contact them directly


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2. Re: Orang Utans and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

You can just turn up and see the Orangutans independently no problem. People told us that the night walk was fantastic at Sepilok and the orangutans came right down onto the walkways. We stayed at Sepilok Forest Edge, it was nice, had a little pool that was such a relief, it was HOT. The food was fine too, you just have to order your meal ahead of time.

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3. Re: Orang Utans and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

We took a taxi over to Labuk bay without involving any guide without any problems. We discovered that they have a few rooms there that you can stay in which looked quite nice. If we had had more time we would probably have stayed there for the night.

Sepilok is easy to get get to by yourselves and there are loads of places to stay. We stayed in Sandakan at the hotel sabah which was really nice.

4. Re: Orang Utans and Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

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