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Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 82618325
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Amazing Orangutans

Taxi is the best way to get here. 50rm from downtown Kuching and they will stay and wait while you visit. We were fortunate to see about 6 or so come down to feed. The same... read more

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perhaps I am a bit jaded having been to Uganda to see a similar reserve for chimpanzees. Since this is touted as a highlight of any trip to Borneo I was disappointed when hundreds of excited tourists were herded to the look out point where three unsuspecting orangutans showed up. After a few minutes we were all told that time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Taxi is the best way to get here. 50rm from downtown Kuching and they will stay and wait while you visit. We were fortunate to see about 6 or so come down to feed. The same morning our taxi driver said only 1 had come to feed. Amazing creatures. This was a very special experience.

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, Semenggoh is not a zoo so you are not 100% sure to spot orangutans. We were lucky and admired 4 of them! Better to choose the morning session.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so great to go to a place where they explain that seeing the animals is a BONUS as it is not a zoo! We were lucky enough to see mum and baby, as well as 2 other females. The park is beautifully maintained and the fernarium area is exquisite if you have time to walk through (45mins). We... More 

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Leiden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent experience to view these fantastic animals in the semi wild. the only downside I have noticed is the total number of people allowed. I experienced it as over crowded. But hé, who does not want to see these animals. If you are there, please addopt one to sponsor the program.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seing the orangutans coming to the feeding platforms is a magical experience. We saw four different ones today, 3 females and a baby. Apparently this time of year is perfect for seeing the orangutans as the fruit season has ended so they are more likely to come for supplementary food. It is lovely to see them jumping from tree to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although you don't see many (we saw only 5 out of the 26 orangutans), and although you don't have much time in the park (you only get one hour during feeding times: one in the morning and one in the afternoon, then you're asked to leave) the mere fact that you actually get to see these endangered mammals protected in... More 

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Thank Maya M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Short and nice trip. Got to see 6 out of total 26 orangutans. The best part is that these organgutans are not caged rather they are in their natural habitat and we observe them as they come to have food. Full display of natural behaviour of orangutans in natural habitat. Thumbs up. Strongly recommended for wildlife lovers

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the number of tourists highly exceeds the number of orangutans you will see, it is still a must see in Sarawak. You can go by bus or taxi. We did not have time to do it as went with an agency, but it would have been great to trek around the facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in August with our two children ages 8 & 11. The nature reserve is just 15 minutes away from Kuching airport and we almost missed it and drove past since we expected a more rural location. The entrance fee was 10 ringgits for adults and 5 for kids. Once inside, it's a short drive up to the parking... More 

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