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Sepilok Orangutan Nature Resort - Borneo

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1. Posted by linzwolfe (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hi All
I am travelling to Thailand and Malaysia in September and October and and have read about the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo. Just wanted to know if anyone had actually been there and what it's like? I have read it is possible to stay there for a few nights, which would be amazing if possible. Any information anyone could provide would be much appreciated.
Thanks a mill!

2. Posted by org_utan (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi...I heard alot about sipilok, but not so but very less information I got. But while you are in malaysia in coming month, there is also possibility to fly to sumatra ( medan ) the capital city. and by taxi or rented car to bukit lawang ( where the orang utan rehabilitation center is and they have some nice accomodation, on the river bank, and combnine it with travelling to the huge lake toba a few days, and further to bukit bukit tinggi area. you will like it very much, but if need more information please not to hesitate to ask more.

tom:):)

3. Posted by footprints (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Quoting linzwolfe

Hi All
I am travelling to Thailand and Malaysia in September and October and and have read about the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo. Just wanted to know if anyone had actually been there and what it's like? I have read it is possible to stay there for a few nights, which would be amazing if possible. Any information anyone could provide would be much appreciated.
Thanks a mill!

Hi there
Yes I visited it just three weeks ago. Im not sure what you are expecting but I have to say I was a little dissapointed. As with most things in the Sabah region of Borneo there is some amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery if you are prepared to pay for it! Not too expensive by western standards but if you will have to be prepared to pay for organized trips and loosen your budget a little. The entrance fee is 30 MR and 10 for a camera but only 5 for a non tourist! You cannnot stay at the centre but there is lots of accommodation nearby, Sepilok Jungle resort, Uncle Tans and more. You are almost guarenteed to see Orangutans but there are loads of clicking cameras everywhere. My view was it was a catch 22, they do good work and need tourist money but its the numbers of tourists that spoil it a bit.
The whole Sabah area is great and well worth seeing but you will need to have a little in reserve to do it all!

Hope that helps a bit