For many its the sole reason to visit Borneo, for others it is only essential! No-one leaves without a smile on their face and a life long love of these incredible primates. Borneo offers plenty of opportunities to see orang-utans in the wild, however to be in with a near-as-guaranteed chance of seeing our little furry friends - and an opportunity to learn about the rehabilitation work being done - make a bee-line for the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary.
The site covers over 40sq km of lush, dense, protected rainforest, and provides a safe sanctuary for the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured orang-utans threatened by the rapid deforestation taking place in Borneo due to oil palm plantations.
During your visit you are all but guaranteed sighting of at least a few orang-utans, and in reality you would be unlucky not to see many, especially during feeding time (hey, they share 97 percent of our DNA!). Those that want to stay longer can spend a night or two at the excellent Sepilok Nature Resort just hop, skip and a jump away from the sanctuary.