Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary & Sepilok Sanctuary Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia
If you want to get close to the amazing wildlife of Sabah, Borneo then Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, both accessible from a visit to Sandakan, Sabah are places you must visit.
Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, also know as Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, is the most famous place in Sabah to see the critically endangered Bornean Orangutan. Watch a morning feeding session at this world famous Orangutan rehabilitation centre. Proboscis Monkey – often referred to as ‘the Dutchman of Borneo' – are only found in Borneo. So this really is a unique opportunity to see this special ape, the Proboscis Monkey, up close. At the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary you have the chance to share in this special world by viewing the groups of Proboscis Monkey from a special platform as they feed and interact.
Wildlife Encounters Up Close in Sabah, Borneo - Visiting Labuk Bay Sanctuary and Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
During the feeding session at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary you will see some of the Proboscis Monkey groups – three family groups and a bachelor group – as they come to visit during the daily afternoon feeding session. Once the fruit is put on the feeding platforms the action really begins! The large alpha male leads his group on to the feeding platform. Watch mothers eat while their baby’s cling to them, juveniles frolic about and play together and see the odd bit of natural territorial behaviour. If you are lucky you will get to see Leaf Monkeys, Macaques and a range of native wildlife to Sabah, Borneo including Hornbills.
If you have two or more days free, and wildlife spotting is an important part of your holiday, then you might find a 2D1N or 3D2N Kinabatangan River Trip better meets your needs. These trips already include a visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary ad you can add on a visit to Labuk Bay Sanctuary to these trips.
Trip Itinerary - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary & Sepilok Sanctuary, Sabah, Malaysia
8:00hrs - 08:45hrs: You will be collected from your hotel in Sandakan, or Sandakan Airport (your flight will need to arrive at Sandakan Airport by 08:00hrs latest) or from a Lodge near Sepilok. You will then be transferred by minibus to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (a ~ forty minutes drive from Sandakan).
10:00hrs: You will arrive at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. After registration, follow a guided boardwalk that will lead you to the Feeding Platform, a chance for you to explore the lowland rainforest trees. Witness the feeding of Orangutans, watch the scheduled video programme about the Orangutan (25mins) at the Nature Education Centre and pay a visit to the Exhibition Hall.
~11:30hrs: After the feeding session at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary you will proceed to lunch at a local café.
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~13:00hrs: After lunch transfer to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary to watch a afternoon feeding session. The sanctuary is located at the centre of a mangrove forest along the coastal land near Samawang Village at Labuk Bay, Sandakan. If you are lucky, you will also have a chance to see Silver Leaf Monkeys, Pig tailed Macaques, Oriental Pied Hornbills, Otters, White-bellied Woodpeckers and Kingfishers too.
~16:00hrs: Depart Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary for Sandakan and transfer back to your respective hotel or to Sandakan Airport (it is recommending you catch a flight departing from Sandakan Airport from 18:00hrs or later).
Trip Pre-requisites - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary & Sepilok Sanctuary Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia
Minimum 2 person booking the trip (single supplement is applicable).
Return transfer from Sandakan Airport/hotel within Sandakan, entrance fees to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Labuk Bay Sanctuary, lunch, guiding by an English speaking licensed Nature Guide.
Camera/Video conservation fee at Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (RM10 per item) and Labuk Bay Sanctuary (RM10 per item).
Recommended Packing List For The Trip
Raincoat, cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant, binocular, camera and personal medications (if needed).
Notes - Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary & Sepilok Sanctuary Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia
The trip price is valid for trips taken until 31st March 2018.
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