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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Well we left our hotel in Kota Kinabalu at 4.30AM and flew to Sandakan and picked up by our guide at the airport. It was a short ride to the Sanctuary.

On arrival you are invited to a short film, however you MUST leave your shoes outside in the racks. They do a short presentation on the sanctuary and invite you for a fee to adopt an orang utan for a year. There is a small shop selling soverneirs. There is also a small museum, here again you have to remove your shoes.

After this you then walk an elevated wooden walkway, although it was very hot, it was surprising cool walking through the forest to where the orang utans come and feed twice a day. There are two viewing areas. They do ask that you do not talk and if you do very softly in order not to frighten the monkeys.

A chap walks through the forest to put fresh fruit on the platform where the orang Utans eat. There are a few ropes which are spread out through the forest and you will note when they are on their way as you can see the ropes moving.

Was a little disappointed that there were only about 6 orang Utans came. However it was not long before some other monkeys made their way through on the forest floor with their young ones. They soon hopped up to get some of the fruit, they were the funniest as the young ones were mucking about, the Orang Utans then disappeared as apparently they do not like conflict with the monkeys.

Just beware if you are on the nearer platform as the monkeys come along the ropes overhead and will wee on you if you are not careful. I saw one but moved out of the way.

There are also quite a few snakes in the undergrowth, but didn't espy any.

From here, we were taken to the outside nursery, but we were behind glass and the young orang Utans were getting up to mischief with the staff keeping a very close eye on them.

Very enjoyable experience and worth getting up early for.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank LINDA M
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Although its most enjoyable, not really what we have expected.
One must understand this is not a natural situation.
Maybe children will find it entertaining.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank JPS594
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

This is such a special place. They rehabilitate orangutans who have been illegally captured and sold into the pet trade and rehabilitate them to hopefully be able to return them to the wild. This is an amazing place to visit and you come away with such a lovely knowledge that there are amazing people out there doing incredibly good work on behalf of these very endangered animals. Do yourself a favour and go and visit this place and the Sun Bear Conservation Centre which is just across the road.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank EquiCaroline
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The plight of the orang-utan is known to most. A visit to this centre will bring home just how much trouble they are in, but also help understand how much hope there is for them.
The work being carried out here is tremendous.
The orang-utans steal the show though and are enthralling to watch.
Look out for the other animals,in the park too.
Your ticket lasts all day so you can return after lunch too for another chance to experience the animals.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Teej65
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Flew in from Kota Kinabalu bright and early- 6:50am Air Asia flight ($45 return). Flight takes 35 mins.

Arranged a taxi directly to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre from taxi kiosk at airport for RM40 and then negotiated directly with taxi driver to drive me around for the day and deposit me back at the airport. He started at RM250 but we ended up at half of that. I think that's fair as it's a lot of driving and a fair chunk of time.

Saw the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (RM30 entrance +RM10 camera fee), Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary (RM60 entrance +RM10 camera fee), the Bornean Sunbear Conservation Centre (RM31.80 entrance) and finally, the Rainforest Diversity Centre (RM15 entrance).

There are hundreds of reviews on the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre so no need to repeat it all: it's great, they do fantastic work and long may they continue.

Made it back to the airport with ample time for my flight.

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Dinks000
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