Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, where you have a clear view of Sami wild Orang Utan live their daily life.
Visit Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
The visitors may watch an educational DV at the center before they proceed to the viewing platform. From there, visitor can see the rehabilitated orang utans living in the wild on their own. It is an amazing experience as the trees shake and a flash of orange swing by. During feeding time, the rangers will come with fruit and sugar cane and leave them at the feeding platform which is about 60 feet away from the viewing platform. It can never be guaranteed that many will come for the feed, if any at all (especially during the fruiting season). This is because the orang utans live on their own and if no orangutans come, then it means they are not reliant upon the feeding to survive. There are also various nature trails and walks within the reserve; from tropical highland rainforest, to lowland mangrove swamps where wildlife can be seen including orang utans and nocturnal animals on the night walk. The walks vary from 250 m to 5 km.
From Sandakan: There are five public buses which come directly to Sepilok (at 9:00am, 10:30am 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm) and five returning back to Sandakan (at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm). The bus journey takes 45 minutes and costs 4RM per person. Many of the hotels nearby can also arrange a shuttle service and it is very easy to take a taxi too. From Kota Kinabalu: The journey takes 5 hours by bus stopping at junction ‘Jalan Sepilok’, a 2.5 km walk from the centre. However, there are frequent flights from KK to Sandakan which take approx. 45 minutes with return prices starting from as little £20 GBP.