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“Hard to see many Orang Utans”

Semenggoh Nature Reserve
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Semenggoh Orangutan Centre with Rainforest Walk...
Ranked #3 of 104 things to do in Kuching
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

It is a nice park in the jungle about 30' drive from Kuching centre. The orang utans live free and hide well. They come to a place for feeding in the morning and afternoon. No guarantee. We were lucky to see two of them. Nice plants and easy tracks. There were quite a number of tourists but it was still worth the trip.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We got the Uber here for 17RM, as we didn’t fancy a walk to the bus stop very early in the morning.

We got here for 8 o clock which is the opening time. It’s roughly a 15 min walk from the entrance to the feeding structure and the viewing platform is200m away from that.
We were told we may not see any by a passing ranger as they are essentially wild! They come on their own terms!!

It was about half 8 and there was only a few of us waiting around as the large tour groups hadn’t turned up yet and we had already seen 3 orangutans! 2 young males and 47 year old Sekuda!

She even came over the hose pipe hand barrier and sat on the shelter right next to us! What I liked about this is how the rangers would react. Thankfully they moved the tourists and Sekuda which is how it should be!

After that we went to the viewing platform and saw 2 females and 2 babies so 7 in total!

I am a massive wildlife lover ever since I was a young boy and I won’t ever visit somewhere which I think is exploiting the animals. I firmly believe this place is doing the right thing.
The money raised purely here goes to helping tans!

Amazing day!

1  Thank tompowell16
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

You will be able to see some Orangutans during feeding time. It is a nice experience if you haven’t seen them before but I had the feeling that the animals were not very wild.

Thank Fede L
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This place is the kind of place I love when it comes to animal conservation. They basically said if you come at feeding time, maybe you'll see them, maybe you won't. Because they are allowed to roam free. No cages. No sad looking animals. And you could really see and hear the care and pride that the people who work there take. Well done and keep up the excellent work.

We did get to see 2 males and a female and her baby which was absolutely beautiful! Definitely visit!

Thank Brijerydoo
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We went to the Semanggoh Nature Reserve in February 2018. It was fruit season so, the orangutans are able to get food and fruits in the reserve. None of them came to the food platform when we went there from 9 am - 10 am. Perhaps they did came in the afternoon, but we did not wait until then.

Thank Gai H
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