Friday, September 18, 2015

Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan, Borneo

Before I share the photos from our recent holiday I want to share the rest of the highlights from our honeymoon in Borneo and Thailand.

I hope to inspire you to travel to both these amazing countries.

The whole aim of our trip to Borneo was to see animals in the wild, particularly the orangutan’s and the probiscus monkey.

After leaving Kota Kinabalu we took a short flight to Sandakan.

As soon as we stepped off the plane we hopped onto a full day tour with “In Sabah tours”Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, the rainforest discovery centre and Gomatong Cave.

Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary is a rehabilitation centre for orphaned and injured orangutans.

The centre covers 43 sq km and is situated adjacent to Kabali Sepilok Forest Reserve.

There are about 60 – 80 orangutans living at Sepilok, but they are free to roam the whole reserve so you are not guaranteed to see them with your entrance fee.

You watch a short video when you arrive at the facility on how they rehabilitate the animals and how you can help out and donate.

Then it is a short walk to the feeding platform where you wait and hope to see one.

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