Sepilok Malaysia Travel Guide
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Sepilok is located in Sabah, East Malaysia (North Borneo). Sepilok is where you will find the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre which helps orphaned orangutan and other orangutan who had been used as pets to be reintroduced into the wild.
The Kabili-Sepilok Nature Reserve has a variety of animals and birds. Animals include the Borneo Orangutan, Proboscis Monkeys, Gibbons, Pygmy Elephants and hornbill birds.
The Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre at Sepilok has feeding times at 10am and 3pm everyday. Entrance to the park is limited to these times. The gates open between 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm. You have the chance to see the orangutan that have been reintroduced into the wild come back for a free feed. Entrance fee for non-Malaysian's is RM30 for adults and RM15 for children under 18 years old. For Malaysian citizens it is RM5 for adults and RM2 for children. An extra fee of RM10 for a camera or video permit for personal use. For commercial or professional use the fee is RM1000.
The only restaurants in Sepilok are within the 4 resorts/hotels.
Kinabatangan River is the second longest river in Malaysia, running close to Sepilok and emptying into the Sulu Sea close to Sandakan.
Close to the Kinabatangan River are a series of limestone caves.
Getting to Sepilok Malaysia
The closest airport to Sepilok is in Sandakan which is around 20 minutes away from Sepilok. For flight details see our Sandakan page. A taxi from Sandakan airport to Sepilok will cost around RM45. There are also public buses that leave from the airport to go Sepilok.
Just outside the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre are taxis waiting to take people back to Sandakan.
There are regular buses from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, a 5 hour trip, and the bus goes via Sepilok.
Last updated 12th August 2011
Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
Once you enter the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre you walk along the wooden walk way through the jungle to the feeding platform where you can see the Orangutan from a distance of around 20 meters.
Hotels in Sepilok Malaysia
Following is a list of accommodation and hotels found in Sepilok including current 2009 prices and contact details.
Sepilok Nature Resort (1 review) is located right on the doorstep (a few minutes walk) from the Kabili-Sepilok Nature Reserve. For more photos, contact details and hotel reviews for Sepilok Nature Resort click here.
Sepilok Jungle Resort (reviews) is located next door to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The resort has a swimming pool, jacuzzi and gymnasium. There is free WiFi Internet access from the restaurant. Accommodation starts from RM28 per person for dormitory or RM105 for a private room. For more photos, contact details and hotel reviews for Sepilok Jungle Resort click here.
Sepilok Forest Edge Resort (reviews) is located on Jalan Rambutan, around a 20 minute walk from the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. For more photos, contact details and hotels reviews for Sepilok Forest Edge Resort click here.
Labuk B&B (reviews) is located right next door to Sepilo Forest Edge Resort. For contact details and hotel reviews for Labuk B&B click here.
Panganakan Dii Tropical Resort is a new resort built on a hill with great views out over the jungle. The resort is set in a remote area about 20kms from the orangutan rehabilitation centre in Sepilok. Room rates start from RM49 per night or RM28 for a single bed in the shared longhouses www.paganakandii.com
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