Semenggoh Orang-utan Sanctuary

Reached by road from Kuching, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre was originally set up in 1975 as a place to care for a wide variety of injured or orphaned wild animals.

Why visit Semenggoh Orang-utan Sanctuary ?

  • Learn about the rehabilitation of rescued orangutans at Semmenggoh
  • View these amazing creatures as they enjoy feeding time
  • Watch orangutans of all ages live, eat, and play in their natural habitat

Since opening Semmenggoh has been renowned for its work with orang-utans, which have suffered on account of deforestation and the illegal pet trade. The Semenggoh sanctuary is a small area of natural forest and so although a sighting of an orang-utan is not guaranteed, this centre is a good place to see them as they arrive swinging through the trees at the morning and afternoon feeding times. Semenggoh is also far less touristy than the better known Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre further north in Sabah.

Typically guests would visit the sanctuary on a day trip from Kuching.




A visa is not required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 8 Hours

Flight Time

16 hours with one stop


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