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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Jalan Sepilok, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved how dedicated the staff are here, you can tell that they're there because they care and not just for a wage. The hardwork put into rehabilitating the organgutans is fantastic. The centre opens at 9am and 2pm ready for the feeding times a...More

Thank Letitia92
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can only admire the work that is being done at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre ! We loved our experience seeing these magnificent animals !

Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

the highlight of sandakan trip. very dedicated team running the rehabilitation center, big kudos to them. its so amazing to see orangutans in the forest.

Thank Footprints73217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time watching these wonderful creatures and their cheeky antics. After all this was one of the main reasons for our visit to Sabah. All the Orangutans have their own personalities and the staff know them all. You also sense they're passionate...More

Thank Savanna454
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to visit and a definite must. Probably the main reason you have travelled to Borneo. It was great to see these lovely creatures in their own environment. Could see that the centre does a great job. Managed to capture some great photos of these...More

Thank leglobetrotter7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

have a lot of animals, zoo is near heart of city .you can get there and enjoy whole day. Some gift shop in zoo.

Thank kennieong1970
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The thing to remember about Sepilok is that it is a sanctuary not a zoo so the orangutans won't always be easy to spot as they're free to come and go as they please. That being said, we saw loads of orangutans really up close...More

1  Thank Busbingtons
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The Sepilok Orang-utan rehabilitation centre is entirely what we expected. There is no doubt that the work they are doing is good and beneficial to orang-utans. However our experience was loud and over crowded. We were staying in Sandakan, we got the number 14 bus,...More

4  Thank Eve M
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We were expecting to see more orangutans than we did. The advertising leads you to believe that you will see many animals that are being rehabilitated but we only saw two adults at the feeding morning feeding time and then only for a short period....More

1  Thank wendy S
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

You can see semi wild orangutans eating fruit from a feeding platform, and you can see young orangutans playing outside from an indoor viewing platform. The feeding platform is made to give supplement of fruit to orangutans living in the nearby forest of Sepilok. Some...More

1  Thank Grete K
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13 August 2018|
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Response from Adrian L | Reviewed this property |
The place provides lockers but in terms of luggage not so sure. Best to call the centre first to check. You can access the place by taxis or via the Grab App (will cost around RM20++ from town) Hope this helps :)
7 August 2018|
Response from Adrian L | Reviewed this property |
You may try visiting the Sabah Tourism website, under 'Destination', there is a page for the centre. Look for the 'Shopping' tab which will lead you to a website to purchase souvenirs. This is just a suggestion :) hope it... More