Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary (W1)
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Sarawak
- Product code: W1
Watch orang utan emerges from the rainforest, descending from the forest canopy
Insight from your experienced & informative nature guide
Visit the interpretation centre to learn about the ongoing rehabilitation programs
What sets this tour apart:
A day trip from Kuching to watch the Orang Utans roam free on this magical experience which for many is the wildlife highlight of their Borneo trip.
What you’ll see or do:
Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary is home to semi–wild orang utans where they are trained to fend for themselves in their natural surrounding. The sanctuary has successfully rehab a
thriving population of healthy adolescent and young adult orang utans, who are now breeding in the wild. They spend most of their time roaming the forest but frequently come back to the Centre for a free meal ( 0900hrs / 1500hrs ).
After your hotel pickup, the half day tour started off in a relaxing fashion with a 30 minutes drive to the wonderful Semenggoh Orangutan Sanctuary, in time for the twice daily feeding schedule time. Enclosed in a large area of lush rainforest it is home to endangered Orangutans who have been rescued from captivity & are now part of a successful rehabilitation programme.
From the carpark, there is a short 10 minutes trek into the jungle after the safety briefing by the park ranger. At the feeding platform, watch in fascination as the giant primates roam freely and witness rainforest feedings as part of this unique trip. Occasionally, your guide may alert you to alternative sightings of orangutans at separate locations. During the fruiting season when there are plenty of fruits in the jungle, it is possible that the orangutan might not respond to the calls of the ranger or make any appearance at all. This in itself is a good sign and another step on the way to full rehabilitation for the orangutan.Beyond the feeding platform further into the compound, the interpretation center showcases the ongoing orang utan rehabilitation programs, as well as displaying the family tree of the current batch of orang utan residents. With further insight from your experienced & informative nature guide, you can even participate in donating to the various official sanction programs run by the national park.
Price (adult, child, senior):
Adults (13+): MYR 96.00
Children (3-12): MYR 48.00
Children under 3 : free
Departure time: 8:00 AM or 2:00 PM
Meeting point: Hotel
Day of week available: Monday to Sunday
Tour duration: 3 hours
Group size (minimum & maximum): Minimum 2 adults
Local English Speaking National Park Guide
A Good Time
What to bring:
Wear light comfortable clothes that dry easily, shorts are fine;
Comfortable walking shoes.
Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, antiseptic;
Raincoat or poncho and plastic bag to keep phone / cameras dry
Sun hat / cap and sunglasses.
Tour staff (number, type):
Our national park guides are local and are well trained friendly professionals who give simple safety instructions as well as their knowledge of remarkable diversity of animals and plants so that you will have plenty of information about your journey in this beautiful natural area, and at the sametime ensure safety and Great FUN in the wild! One passionate local English Speaking guide will serve up to a maximum of 8 guests.
Good to know:
Reservation recommended to avoid disappointment;
Suitable for families and visitors of all ages.