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Orang Utan Sanctuary
#1 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
For nature lovers, conservationists and fascinated tourists alike, this is an amazing place to visit.
We stayed at the Sepilok Nature Resort for a couple of nights and I am so glad we did as we were able to go back and forward to the sanctuary very easily.
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Turtle Island Park
#2 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
An hour long journey and rather smooth compared to the boat rides I had in Semporna and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in KK.
The Sabah Parks department is doing a great job of turtle conservation and your visit certainly helps their efforts.
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Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
#3 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
Excellent place to visit and learn more about the sun bears, just a short walk from the main park/orangutans however an orang came over to try and steel the sun bears food was a fabulous trip well worth a visit.
I am so overwhelmed with the nature and the wonderful creature, sun bear...They are so adorable and so rare spieces in Malaysia...We should really take care of this beautiful creatures ....expecially on the orphan...
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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
#4 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
You can take a tour or just take a round trip taxi, which is what we did from the delightful Sepilok Nature Resort.
The entry fee is a bit higher than in other parks: MR 60 for entrance plus 10 for a camera, but it is definitely worth the trip
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Deramakot Forest Reserve
#5 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
Deramakot -- You know that sense of wonder, intrigue and deep heartfelt dissonance that resonates within the final scene of Jurassic Park, set amongst the welcome center just before the T-Rex and Velociraptors tur...
Fabulous feline & nature experience
Gomantong Cave Sandakan
#6 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
The Gomantong cave is a vast cave system reached by a short walk on a nature trail.
You have a 10 minute walk from the car park to the cave and we were lucky enough to see two separate mothers with their respective baby.
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Lankayan island
#7 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
Yet the focus on conservation and the rustic style of accommodation means it is still (thankfully) lacks the 'Instagram tourists' and remains a paradise for true nature lovers.
Sandakan Rainforest Park
#8 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
It is an amazing walk and you will get the lost with the nature as you walk and listen to the bird singing on the trees.
After visiting the Orang Utan Sanctuary the Rainforest Park is also worth a visit.
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Sandakan Heritage Trail
#9 of 9 Nature & Parks in Sandakan
Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary Sepilok 18.9 km away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Sepilok
A short walk down the road is Sepilok nature resort where you can have an amazing lunch in fantastic surrounds
We stayed at the nearby Sepilok Nature Resort so went in both the morning and afternoon (you can use the same ticket twice) Had excellent views at feeding time but also saw two large adults on the walkway - they w...
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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Sabah, Malaysia 18.7 km away
#7 of 92 Nature & Parks in Sabah
There are also various nature trails and walks within the reserve; from tropical highland rainforest, to lowland mangrove swamps where wildlife can be seen including orangutans and nocturnal animals on the night w...
A cafeteria in the car park sells coffees soft drinks ice cream etc. There’s also a video screening about the work of the sanctuary which is very informative!
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