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Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Semenggok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Tour from Kuching
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Semenggoh Orangutan Centre with Rainforest Walk from Kuching
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Private Tour: Kuching Sightseeing Tour and Overnight Village Homestay
Ranked #1 of 94 things to do in Kuching
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Don't take the guided tour--go on your own.
My friends and I took the 7am bus from Kuching and were there by 8am. By 8:30 we'd already seen the largest orangutan and another on the first feeding platform. We were able to watch them for quite a while. And with fewer tourists (the groups hadn't arrived) it was quieter.

We saw none at the normal 9am feeding time, but it is fruiting season, so that's considered a success in terms of their rehabilitation.

We saw a mama and her baby around 10am (after feeding time) on the field and were allowed to watch them for half an hour, also. Had we taken a guided tour, we would have most likely missed this as well.

4  Thank Sunketing
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

One must depart Kuching by 8:00am at the latest and get to the Reserve by 8:45am to see the Orangutans. They come to feed at 9:00am and are gone by 9:30am. Other than watching "the big male" and "a female" hang and feed, there is not much else of interest here. The crowd of tourists amounted to about 80 people when we were there; I can see it being larger. Avoid German tourists as they had the annoying habit of talking during the silent feeding period. It is worth taking a taxi and driving all the way into the reserve.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Don't go here. Today, 12 February 2013 we went planning to spend the day walking around and experiencing the habitation of the wild life. We went understanding that the wild life do their own thing and we were not expecting to see the animals 'appear' just for us. But the place is closed except for feeding times. No longer do they allow 'tourists' to walk around the place and the place is now geared for the typical tourist to see the Orang Utans feeding, not something we needed to see as we wanted much more of the habitate experience. The place is closed except for feeding times, so unless that is all you want to see, do not waste your time, money and effort going there. For us, an appaling experience when we had such high expectations. The internet information about this place is out of date and very misleading.

5  Thank robert h
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We made a second visit as this was the fruiting season so often the orang utans stay in the jungle but we were so lucky to see a big mother and her youngster on our 2nd time, just special and worth waiting and hoping!

2  Thank Godwin47
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

During our trip to Borneo january 2012 we visited both Semenggh and Sepilok. I recommend both because they're both different. Semenggoh was cheaper, more natural and you must be lucky to see a Orang Utan (which makes it more exciting when you do). Sepilok is bigger, more expensive and a lot more crowded than Semenggoh.

When we were in Semenggoh (early in the morning) we had to wait for half an hour on 1 of the feeding platforms. We didn't see anything, although the jungle is nice (bring mosquito-spray!).
Suddenly we all had to move to another feeding platforms because they had sighted a Orang Utan there, so the whole crowd ( 30 p max) moved there and yes we saw a mother with child there!

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