"Orangutans" Top 5 Page for this destination Sandakan by zrim

Sandakan Travel Guide: 228 reviews and 600 photos

You must visit the Sepilok Orangutan Center

Basically, the only reason to be in Sandakan is for the short distance to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. This may be the best place in the world to get up close to these gentle magnificent animals. For me it was a once in a lifetime trip and all the inconveniences that were necessary to get to this backwater were more than compensated for at the first glimpse of free orangutan. Brilliant.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:close to wildlife, especially orangutans
  • Cons:Sandakan itself is fairly dirty, poor and without much to see
  • In a nutshell:orangutans
  • Last visit to Sandakan: Jun 2000
  • Intro Updated Dec 25, 2002
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  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    I love your pages .We will be staying at the Sepilok Jungle Resort also in afew weeks.I hope we get as good a view of the Otangutans as you did.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 5:54 PM

    Lovely page! Awesome tribute to orangutans!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2004 at 2:24 PM

    Great tips and photos of the Orangutans. This is a great place to visit.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 9:25 AM

    What a wonderful Orangutan page. Great info

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 9:03 AM

    My Brother is working here in Sadankan. Will visit here somewhere this coming Falls.

  • joanj's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 7:37 AM

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your pages on the Oranutans, and the pictures were brilliant.

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 7:25 AM

    Wow, this is a fantastic page Phil! Your photos are beautiful and your writing about the Orangutans is simply fantastic!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 3:47 PM

    wonderful tips about a fabulous place

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2003 at 5:58 PM

    The old man of the forest. The Orangutan, one of our closest relatives is still threatened with extinction. To lose them would be a calamity.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2003 at 6:55 PM

    ahhh.....beautiful Phil. look but don't touch.


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