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Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Semenggok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Tour from Kuching
Ranked #1 of 89 things to do in Kuching
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Melbourne, Australia
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“Must visit”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Amazing opportunity to see semi wild orangutans is not to be missed when in Kuching. You can get there by public bus or taxi or with a tour guide from your hotel.
We visited twice in January and it was raining both times plus fruiting season so only saw 4 orangutans each time but still worth it to see these magnificent animals in their own habitat.
There is a room containing information about the orangutans and the centre but it is located down the back near the crocodiles and I am not sure whether it is open all the time as we did not see it on our first visit. Without that, there is very little information for the public to see or read. The second time we went with a guide who was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the animals and the centre from him
The track to the viewing/feeding area is rough and was wet when were were there so wear appropriate shoes

Visited January 2014
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“Too short time to see orang utan”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

I thinks they should makes more places for orang utan feeding. There's a place for feeding only. And short time to see the orang utan. For the people who late, they cannot see the orang utan, too short time. Hopefully can improve for the better :) there are 3 crocodile in cages, so scary.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the visit!”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We went to the reserve as part of a day trip to the Bidayuh longhouses. The drive from the city is pleasant and very green. We went here around 2.30pm and the feeding session had just begun. Around 5-6 orangutans made an appearance. It was intereting to see the social hierarchy with the oldest male shooing away some of the younger orangutans when they wanted to get some more fruits. At the end of the feeding they are also given coconuts and it is amazing to see them break and eat them effortlessly. Definitely recommended!

Visited January 2014
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“Absolutely amazing and memorable experience!!”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

You need to pay an entrance fee of 10RM per person upon entry into the park then there is a 1.3km uphill distance to the feeding area which you can either walk or drive to.

We were lucky enough to see 10/27 semi-wild orangutans in the park, the young ones are very cheeky and just amusing to view. Be careful of your bags and do not leave them lying around as these animals are very curious and actually grabbed on of the visitors bags which she had left on the floor, the staff member finally managed to grab it out of the orangutans hand.

We also managed to see the male orangutan and were left in awe at the sheer size of him!

Only about 22km from the town centre and is a scenic drive while getting there.

Overall, this is probably the best way of seeing orangutans in their natural habitat.

Visited January 2014
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“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Wonderful to get a glimpse of these creatures in their natural habitat. A good blend of taking care of them and keeping them at 'home' in their own jungle. Well organised and strict with visitors and keeping their distance from the orang-utans so as to stop them getting to tame and unable to survive in the jungle alone.

Visited January 2014
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