Orang Utan Centre – Meet the ‘Man of the Forest’: group journey

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day tour

Tour Level: Advanced

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

  • Learn about the rehabilitation of rescued orangutans
  • View the creatures as they enjoy feeding time
  • Watch orangutans of all ages live, eat, and play in their natural habitat
  • If you're lucky, you might see a mother with her young baby

tour details

Visit the Semenggok Nature Reserve of Sarawak to see the “man of the forest.” The facility acts as a sanctuary for orangutans that either have been rescued from captivity or are orphaned. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area of the nature reserve. During the daily scheduled feeding times, you have the unique chance to observe these great animals moving up in the trees or enjoying their meals of fruits. One of the most heart-warming sights is when you witness an orangutan mother with young baby return to the feeding area. However, sightings of orangutans are not guaranteed due to the fact that they are roaming freely.

tour description

22 km south of Kuching city lies the Semenggok Nature Reserve of Sarawak. The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres and acts as a sanctuary for orang utans (Malay for "man of the forest") that either have been rescued from captivity or young orphaned primates. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. Many have been returned into the surrounding area of the nature reserve. But there are few that will never completely re-learn their natural skills due to long association with and dependence on humans.
During the daily scheduled feeding times, you have the unique chance to observe these great animals moving up in the trees or enjoying their meals of fruits. One of the most heart-warming sights is when you witness an orang utan mother with young baby return to the feeding area.
However, sightings of orang utans are not guaranteed due to the fact that they are roaming freely within the nature reserve.

includes

Transfer from/to hotel included: Yes
  • Pick-up / Drop-off at hotels out of town at surcharge

excludes

Meals: None

    notes

    Note: 1) Sightings of wildlife depend on several natural factors (e.g. weather) and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
    2) This tour can be combined with a visit of Semenggok Orang Utan Centre at an additional surcharge.
      Tour code: KCHDSORAJT
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