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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre | Half Day | Sabah, Borneo

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Seeing an Orangutan is often on the ‘wish list’ of visitors coming to Sabah, Borneo. A half-day trip to the World famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre offers you the chance to observe Orangutans during the morning or afternoon feeding session and to watch from a viewing area juvenile Orangutans in the Sepilok nursery. This trip offers a wonderful opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close and personal, whilst learning about conservation efforts to protect them.

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Prices are valid until 31st March 2025 (NLK04).

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – Half Day Tour, Sabah, Borneo

A trip to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, Borneo, offers you a glimpse of the famed ‘Wildman of Borneo’ life. Orangutans are only found in Borneo and on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Bornean Orangutan is only found in Borneo. Visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is a rare opportunity to see this endangered species.

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, aims to return orphaned, injured or displaced Orangutans into the wild in Sabah, Borneo. To date, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre has successfully released many Orangutans back into the surrounding Kabili-Sepilok Forest near Sandakan. The feeding time is the highlight of visiting Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah. Get there for an opening time, as before the feeding session starts, the Orangutans will begin to gather. Your Orangutan Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre trip itinerary will provide time for you to watch the full feeding session. You will also visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre as part of this half-day trip – a bonus!

Look, Listen, but don’t take one home – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, Malaysia

You will tend to see younger Orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, Borneo, as the mature male apes have successfully rehabilitated into the surrounding rainforest and are self-sufficient. Being younger, these Orangutans are also more playful and cheekier! Expect one or two Orangutans to come upon the platform at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, Borneo and take a closer look at you – sometimes a very close look. You will also see Pig Tailed and Long-Tailed Macaques, which have learned that a very easy meal is available at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, every day!

If you have two or more days available during your holiday and seeing wildlife is one of your top priorities, then why not combine a trip to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre with a visit to the Kinabatangan River with our 2D1N or 3D2N Kinabatangan River Trips. It is a great place to see orangutans and a range of amazing wildlife.

Trip Itinerary – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Half Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Half-Day Tour Itinerary

8:15 – 9:00 hrs: You will be collected from your hotel in Sandakan or Sandakan Airport (your flight will need to arrive at Sandakan Airport by 8:30hrs latest) or from a Lodge near Sepilok. You will then be transferred by minibus to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (a ~ forty minutes drive from Sandakan).

9:15—9:30 hrs: You will arrive at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. After registration, follow a guided boardwalk that will lead you to the Feeding Platform, a chance to explore the lowland rainforest trees. At 10:00 hrs, you will watch Orangutans being fed. Afterwards, you can watch younger orangutans playing in the nursery section.

~11:00 hrs: Visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, located next door to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Here, you will watch a video explaining the conservation efforts to protect the world’s smallest bear, followed by time on the viewing platform to watch the Sun Bears in their large, open enclosures in the surrounding forest.

~ 12 noon: After you visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, you will be transferred to a lodge near Sepilok for a tasty lunch.

12:45 – 13:00 hrs: After lunch, you will depart for Sandakan and transfer back to your respective hotel or to Sandakan Airport (it is recommended that you catch a flight departing from Sandakan Airport from 14:30 hrs or later). You will arrive at Sandakan Airport around 13:15 hrs and in Sandakan town around 13:30 hrs.

Trip Pre-requisites – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Half Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia

This trip is suitable for all. Minimum two persons per booking.

Trip Inclusions

Return transfers from Sandakan Airport/hotel within Sandakan, entrance fees to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Guiding by an English-speaking licensed Nature Guide, Meals: lunch, and 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.

Trip Exclusions

Lunch, Camera/Video conservation fee at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and Sun Bear Conservation Centre (RM10 per item, per Centre), flights to/from Sandakan.

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 pants, binoculars, camera, and personal medications (if needed).

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