This program allows you to explore the attractions in Sepilok with our nature guide.
The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center (SORC) was founded in 1964 to rehabilitate orphaned orangutans. The site consists of 43 square kilometers of protected land at the edge of the Sepilok-Kabili Forest Reserve, and facilities include a center for the rescued orangutans. Sepilok is run by the Sabah Wildlife Department and is a useful educational tool for creating awareness around the plight of orangutans. A visit here will give you the opportunity to learn about the rehabilitation process and see these gentle apes up close and personal during their feeding times.
You will also visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center (BSBCC), a rehabilitatiopn center for Bornean sun bears – the smallest, most arboreal, and least studied bear. See them up close in their enclosure, just across the road from the SORC.
Not to be missed in the Sepilok-Kabili Forest Reserve is the Rainforest Discovery Center (RDC). Set up originally as an environmental education center for students and teachers, it opened its doors to the public in 2007, and today is one of Sepilok’s main attractions. Discover the rainforest of Borneo from the treetops along a 347 meter long canopy walkway, and explore the extensive network of rainforest discovery trails on the forest floor.
We book you into our preferred accommodations at Sepilok, and you can choose below based on your budget range:
• Sepilok Nature Resort or Sepilok Forest Edge (standard option)
• Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat (budget option)
Pick up at the airport in the morning upon arrival for a full day exploration of the Sepilok-Kabili Forest Reserve area. Visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre for a morning feeding, followed by a visit to the Sunbear center next door. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, proceed to hotel in Sepilok for check-in and rest and relax before going out again at mid-afternoon to the Rainforest Discovery Center. Here, explore some of the trails and visit the excellent canopy walkway for some wildlife and bird watching. At sundown, transfer back to your hotel. Dinner on your own.
Accommodation in Sepilok, guide in Sepilok including all entrance fees, lunch at on Day 1 + breakfast on Day 2, all connecting ground transfers.
Camera fees, if applicable at Sepilok attractions, meals not stated.
Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, walking shoes, money (no ATM), water bottle, toiletries, basic first aid kit.
Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travelers.
Couples, families with children, and groups of friends who are keen on seeing wildlife up close and learning of conservation efforts in Borneo with the support of a nature guide.