Semonggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is located south of Kuching and is a sanctuary used to rehabilitation Orangutans which have been injured or captured. See the Orangutans roaming freely in the wild and experience their feeding time in this unique setting in the rain forest.
- Tour the Semonggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and see the Orang Utans roam free on this magical experience from Kuching
- Walk 20-min into lush jungle to reach the Orang Utan rehabilitation center
- See the unique ethno-botanical gardens
- Hotel pickup and drop off
The best place in Sarawak to view semi-wild orangutans, who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the surrounding forest reserve.
The rehabilitated animals roam freely in the rain forest, and often return to the centre at feeding time. Thanks to the successful breeding programme at Semonggok there is a good possibility of experiencing one of the most heart-warming sights in Borneo - an orangutan mother with a young baby.
The centre is a 30 minute drive from Kuching and another 20 minute by foot into the jungle. Along the way visitors pass by the ethno-botanical gardens, with their unique collection of rain-forest plants.
Semengok also has a number of short jungle trails and optional forest walks that can be incorporated into the tour.
Reviewed by Robert G, April 2013
An excellent chance to see Orang Utans in their natural habitat and also close up. I certainly would not argue with Ritchie (the male alpha) he smashed a bill board up with no effort at all, obviously in a bad mood! To see mum's and babies swinging effortlessly through the forest was excellent. An excellent trip.
Reviewed by Mary B, March 2013
My driver arrived bang on time no waiting around wondering if there was some communication problem. he was friendly and informative about the rehabilitation centre, how it functions, history, success rates etc etc. Also made it very clear that these are wild animals and do not just show up for tourists, which shows the program is working. I have to say though, I was overcome with joy and emotion that we did indeed see a mother and child Orangutan interacting out in the open and for some time. Giving everyone a wonderful chance to take photos,video and just watch the chance of a lifetime experience. What an amazing first day in Borneo for me.