Trip Planner: Malaysia / Sabah / Sandakan Division / Sepilok / Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Visit an important conservation project at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Opened in 1964, the center aims to rehabilitate orphaned baby orangutans rescued from logging sites, plantations, hunters, and homes, before releasing them into the wild. Set in a protected rainforest, the project lets you witness how they train the young orangutans to survive in their natural habitat, swinging on climbing frames, being fed, and monkeying around. Walk the wooden pathways and bridges through the surrounding nature reserve to see mature orangutans back in their natural environment after rehabilitation and release. Using our custom trip planner, Sepilok attractions like Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
$103 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Full Day Sepilok Orang Utan, Bornean Sun Bear and Rainforest Discovery Center Tour
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
$112 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sandakan City Trail from Kota Kinabalu
Duration: 10 hours
$119 BOOK WITH VIATOR Labuk Bay Proboscis, Sepilok Orang Utan & Sun Bear + Sandakan City Tour + Lunch
Duration: 8 hours
$95 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sepilok Orang Utan & Bornean Sun Bear Centre with Sandakan City Tour with Lunch
Duration: 8 hours
$86 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre & Sepilok Orang Utan Rehab Centre Tour
Duration: 8 hours
$71 BOOK WITH VIATOR Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilation Centre with Lunch at English Tea House
Duration: 5 hours
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre reviews
I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed as this could have been so much more - that said this is simply a must do activity! We visited as part of a tour with G Adventures. This was a really... more »
The whole experience was amazing! The orangs were free to wonder around the forest and visitors were clearly told not to interact with them and keep clear when they cross paths which I was very... more »
The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center was founded in 1964 to help orphaned orangutan babies rescued from the pet trade or saved from illegal hunting. The center's main goal is to help these orangutans learn how to survive in the wild (in fact, replacing what they would usually learn from their mothers), so they can be eventually released into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, which is covered in virgin forest and extends for 4,300 hectares around the rescue center. Over 80 orangutans currently live free in the reserve. While visitors cannot interact with the animals or approach them, they can come to the center to learn more about orangutans and the challenges they face today, see the nursery and the climbing area through a glass window, and attend feeding times (seen from a platform) twice a day. The boardwalk that cuts through the center offers plenty of opportunities to explore and see the orangutans playing and jumping around on the trees nearby.
I really want to see the orangutans here whenever I come to Sabah. They're looking great and healthy. A memorable place to visit next time. Friendly and helpful staffs.
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