Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – Half Day Tour, Sabah, Borneo
A trip to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, Borneo offers you a glimpse of the life of the famed ‘Wildman of Borneo’. Orangutans are only found in Borneo and on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Bornean Orangutan is only found in Borneo. Visiting 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 back 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 highlight of visiting Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah is the feeding time. Get there for an opening time as before the feeding session starts the Orangutans will start 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 – an added 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 rain forest, 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 who have learned that there is a very easy meal 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. A great choice for seeing Orangutans and a range of amazing wildlife.
Trip Itinerary – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Half Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia
Morning Feeding Session Half Day Tour Itinerary
8:00hrs – 9:15hrs: You will be collected from your hotel in Sandakan, or Sandakan Airport (your flight will need to arrive at Sandakan Airport by 8:00hrs 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. Watch the feeding of Orangutans. Afterwards, you will watch the scheduled video programme about the Orangutan (25mins) at the Nature Education Centre and pay a visit to the Exhibition Hall.
~11:30hrs: Visit the Sun Bear Conservation Centre which is 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: 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 14:30hrs or later).
Trip Pre-requisites – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Half Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia
This trip is suitable for all. Minimum 2 persons per booking.
Return transfer from Sandakan Airport/hotel within Sandakan, entrance fee to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Conservation Centre, English speaking licensed Nature Guide and 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.
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 pant, binocular, camera and personal medications (if needed).
Notes – Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary Half Day Tour, Sabah, Malaysia
The prices shown are valid for trips up to 31st December 2023. For Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre trips after this date please contact us for a quote.