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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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“feeding platform”(138 reviews)
“behind glass”(22 reviews)
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Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not to be missed . The sanctuary is well laid out and you get to walk on elevated wooden paths inbetween the jungle . We spotted orangutans just as we started walking and you get to see the youngster feeding in one section...More

Thank Amber D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must visit place . Great to see what they are doing to teach orangutans to fend for themselves and be released back into their natural habitat.

Thank Chislehurtscave
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's all the things associated with a tourist attraction. Lots of people, prices higher compared to the sanctuary in Kuching. You can take a bus from town for 6RM in the morning, however you will have to stay in the area the whole day if...More

Thank Alexander_NSN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as part of a trip with Borneo Eco tours. The trip started with the Orang Utan feeding, which was fantastic to see! They are free within the sanctuary and so we had the opportunity to be very close to them when they...More

Thank Munchkinkate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, please note this is *not* a sanctuary - it is a rehabilitation centre aiming to reintroduce orphaned, injured or displaced orangutans back to the wild in the adjacent reserve. Of course some animals will never achieve full independence and stay at the centre, but...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read a lot about the Rehabilitation centre before arriving, bit didn't have high expectations given it was a centre for wild animals so you were at their mercy. We went to the morning feeding session on one day and the afternoon feeding session...More

Thank OliveJuice77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. It only cost around £6 each entrance fee. We hired a car from Kota Kinabalu and drove to Sandakan stopping off for 3 nights. There are 2 feeding stations at the centre and several feeding times. One feeding station you are...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is easy to access by self drive , about an hour from sandakan town. Advisable go in the morning , fresh in air

Thank Peiee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent recovery site for Orangs. Great views (of young ones) and feeding sites bring all ages of Orangs in rehab. Very good staff with the focus of helping this species survive. Since that is highly problematic, this center is both needed and very well run....More

Thank KPNEAustin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to visit and had the opportunity to sponsor an orangutan we have learnt much about the conservation of these delightful apes It was an amazing visit

Thank Jac R
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5 April 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
1 April 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.
23 February 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