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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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“feeding platform”(136 reviews)
“behind glass”(22 reviews)
“nursery area”(21 reviews)
Sandakan, Malaysia
60 89 765200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place it was great to see the animals in natural surroundings how they are looked after, fed and allow to live normal lives.

Thank jamessafc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great experience! Being able to see Orang Utan's up close is very cool and I would recommend it to everyone. I would suggest that there be more signs to discourage people from talking and possibly a guide to stand near the entrance to...More

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see conservation being upheld by people who really care. The morning feeding is very busy so arrive early to get a good view.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a bit touristic but they do need the money for medication, food, staff, the area. It will take you about two hours to go through it, you will see orang utan babies, the staff feeding the monkies, monkies thats curious of all the tourists,...More

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute thrill to be able to see this conservation and rehabilitation program in action. The little ones are a delight to watch at feeding time! Playing, climbing, rolling around. Mischievous little cuties!

Thank Kate5656
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I do not question the work of this center. If you can't go to the rainforest to see uran utangs then you should go. But if you're more into spotting them in the nature you definitely can skip this. You'll see the youngest uran utangs...More

Thank Bebtito
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We truly enjoyed walking around the sanctuary and visiting the nursery with the baby orangutans. We took a Grab taxi there for less than $5 and booked a Grab taxi back to our hotel.

Thank Fliesenthal
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A very imported places for hurted orangutangs. You can watch the orangutangs from good watching places. There are no fence there round so the orangutangs can come and go as they want to.

Thank Anneli W
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We were given an adoption of one of the baby Orangs last year as a gift because as part of the tour we would visit the sanctuary. It is an amazing place to visit with great walks with some really great photo opportunities. It is...More

Thank Ray069
Reviewed 8 July 2018

These beautiful, gentle creatures should not need a sanctuary. However Sepilok does a great job rearing rescued juveniles and releasing them back in to the wild if possible. We really enjoyed our visit and learned so much about these creatures. More people should visit so...More

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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