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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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Sandakan, Malaysia
60 89 765200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“feeding platform” (135 reviews)
“behind glass” (22 reviews)
“nursery area” (21 reviews)
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Sandakan, Malaysia
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60 89 765200
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"feeding platform"
in 135 reviews
"behind glass"
in 22 reviews
"nursery area"
in 21 reviews
"feeding times"
in 82 reviews
"afternoon feeding"
in 55 reviews
"young ones"
in 30 reviews
"morning feed"
in 18 reviews
"feeding sessions"
in 16 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 34 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 17 reviews
"rehabilitation centre"
in 22 reviews
"kota kinabalu"
in 13 reviews
"board walk"
in 13 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 24 reviews
"night walk"
in 19 reviews
"next door"
in 26 reviews
"wild animals"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed our visit here, very green and natural location. Got very busy but this was to be expected. Great to see the released animals return for a quick visit and feed. Would recommend a visit.

Thank SerpicoOz
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are in Sandakan you will almost definitely visit Sepilok. Go for the morning feeding and then cross the road to the sun bear centre before returning again for the afternoon feeding. Both feeding sessions will be busy but the afternoon one is typically...More

Thank Claire K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the orangutan sanctuary, but found it to be way too crowded. We went for the morning feed and arrived 30 minutes before the feed to get a “place” at the feeding platform. We were not lucky enough to see any...More

Thank Anne K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These amazing creatures are just something which are a must see when going to Sandakan. Seeing them roam around the area and not being trapped in a cage is fantastic to see. There are also opportunities to adopt one too! Just a tip, the afternoon...More

Thank George E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb way to see wildlife at its best. Tour guide was great and helpful. Wanted to buy a few souvenirs but they were limited so I think they can do better and raise more income. Surroundings are beautiful.

Thank Wayne M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Orangutans early to avoid the crowds. The staff are not very friendly and seemed bored. They were all on their phones. We walked on the boardwalk but no orangutans were seen until we got to the nursery. The viewing rooms were already...More

Thank morgresearch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to the Semengoh center in Sarawak this place has way more tourists and way less orangutans to see. The guides really do a good job and your entrance fee supports the good cause of saving the orangutans. However, it seems more like a money...More

Thank chrisstina2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent sanctuary for preparing the orangutan for the wild. We saw loads of them and one was walking the boardwalk and walked inches from us. Excellent. The nursery is delightful. The babies are gorgeous and they are so funny

Thank Beki64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic and vital work being done here to try to save the Orangutans from extinction. Air conditioned viewing room at the outdoor nursery, watched the baby orangs swinging on ropes & playing in slings and learning how to climb etc. there are also 2 feeding...More

Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real sancutary. Not a place to touch/feed the animals as they are in their natural environment. The ticket is for all day so we went to both feeding times. Saw lots in the morning, but noisy little children running around scaried the...More

Thank Rachael E
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WendyA1957
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Stephen L | Reviewed this property |
As said earlier it's 6-8 hours by road. Flying is the quicker option, but the scenery by road past Mt K.Kinabalu is fantastic. Afternoon OU feeding is definitely quieter, morning has all the day trippers. Kindergarten has... More
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Martitarub_13
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Kerry553 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week and arranged a taxi from recommendation on t.a he was fantastic. picked us up at airport at around 7am and dropped us back at 5pm. We saw alot . if u want his number I can send it thru.
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Raymond689
February 22, 2017|
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Response from theunseencolors | Reviewed this property |
Yep, regular hours on Sunday. Taken from the official Sabah Tourism Board website: "Security Gate: Daily from 8.00am till 5.00pm Reception & Ticketing Counter: Daily from 9.00am till 11.00am and 2.00pm till 3.30pm... More
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