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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

#5 of 196 things to do in Sabah Features Animals
Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
+60 88-248 698
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Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
+60 88-248 698
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kids spent a long time watching the babies... Only one Mum and bub turned up for feeding but we understand they are not guaranteed and appreciated the ethos behind the centre. Recommend head out for an Aji Private Tour on the river and jungle to...More

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 6 days ago

At first I was slightly disappointed, in not seeing many orangutangs at the feeding station, and seeing so many people, but we got away from the crowds and literally an orangutan came out of the trees and swang by us. He kept us enthralled for...More

Thank carol w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here 3 times whilst in Sepilok and could've done more !! What a place !! We were lucky enough to see around 6/7 Orangutans swinging around in the trees as we walked through to the outdoor nursery. The outdoor nursery itself was brilliant...More

1  Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anything to help these beautiful creatures is good. They are so wonderful to watch and observe. Could keep going back over and over.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited about after the feeding time and a young curious orangutan came right down beside us to check us out! It was truly amazing to see the wonderful creatures! I also loved the nursery to see the playful baby orangutans! Great day out! We...More

1  Thank Jilalex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NOw in Sandakan you can take cheaper Grab cars from town or anywhere to Sepilok. It is in Mile 14 so it is very far and make sure you book the same grab car to pick you up for return trip.

1  Thank wengSDK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining when we arrived at the sanctuary just before the 10am viewing time and the orangutans weren't coming out to entertain us in the downpour! Not being on a tour, we had the benefit of waiting until the rain stopped and were privileged...More

Thank TarnBob
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

It was so amazing to see the orangutan swinging in the trees. One inquisitive orangutan came for a closer look. Amazing. We were based in Kota Kinabalu and caught the first air Asia flight to sandakan for £50 return pp. taxi from airport is 40ringgits...More

2  Thank Bolansan
Reviewed May 15, 2017

I went with my 2 year-old daughter and she simply loved walking through the bridge and got super excited to see the orangutan up close and personal. Adjacent to it is the sun bear rehabilitation centre so it's really worth visit. If your kids love...More

Thank afrizan
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

You can't come to Borneo and not come to this sanctuary. It's amazing in every way! It's lovely to see how the wilderness is so maintained in a sanctuary like this. It was good to come in the morning by 9 30, see the feeding,...More

3  Thank Sala C
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Are there any dates the centre is not open? We are looking to visit between Christmas and new year either 29th or 30th December and wanted to confirm it will be open?
May 7, 2017|
Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
No idea... but I doubt it. Sorry.
We will be staying in Kota Kinabalu and want to visit the Sepilok Orangutan Centre we also want to see the Sunbears too. I'm thinking we should have a full day so will book the 1st flight out and the evening flight back. Should i be looking at booking an organised tour or can you get transport between Sepilok and Sunbears? I've read you can get a taxi from the airport and back.
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Mary T | Reviewed this property |
We were very happy with our excursion. We booked it at our hotel en KK. It included pick up from the hotel and drop off at the airport and vice versa. We took the first and last flights, as you say. In addition to... More
Leanne B
My daughter and I are staying at Sheraton Sandakan for two nights so that we can go to the orangutan rehabilitation centre for the day. Could you please recommend a good tour that we could do that would pick us up from hotel and take us there
March 26, 2017|
Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
We worked with Destination Asia, who had a guide take us from the resort to the rehab center, and also accompany us inside. It was nice to have our own guide to help answer all of our questions. He also ensure we left... More